senate Bill S3126

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (6)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.605
Mar 11, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Feb 04, 2019 referred to women's issues

Votes

view votes

May 7, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S3126
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Finance committee vote details

Mar 11, 2019 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S3126
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Women's Issues committee vote details

Women's Issues Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2019

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S3126 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A118
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§207-b & 140-a, amd §§140, 611 & 505, Cor L; amd §2308-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8764

S3126 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

S3126 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3126 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3126

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  women's  health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities and
  rights of pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  certain  testing  to be offered; to amend the
  correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with  access
  to  prenatal  vitamins  and  a  specialized  diet;  and to require the
  department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
  and publish a report

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
207-b to read as follows:
  § 207-B. WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND  LOCAL  CORREC-
TIONAL  FACILITIES.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE
STATE  COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCA-
TION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES.  SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL  EDUCATE  FACILITY  MEDICAL  STAFF ON THE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS OF
WOMEN, INCLUDING TRAINING  ON  PROVIDING  PROFESSIONAL,  RESPECTFUL  AND
INFORMED  CARE  OF  WOMEN  WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
  § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of  section  611
of  the  correction  law,  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by
chapter 17 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended  by  chapter
242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
read as follows:
  (c)  No  restraints  of  any  kind shall be used when such woman is in
labor, admitted to a hospital, institution or clinic  for  delivery,  or
recovering after giving birth. Any such personnel as may be necessary to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.