senate Bill S3126

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to women's issues
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

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Mar 2, 2020 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S3126
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2020

nay (2)

May 7, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S3126
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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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
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2019

aye wr (1)

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S3126 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A118
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8764
2021-2022: S401, A211

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.

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