senate Bill S4181

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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Current Bill Status Via A3840 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.820
substituted for s4181
May 22, 2019 substituted by a3840
May 21, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.820
reported and committed to rules
Apr 09, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 04, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S4181
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4181
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 9, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S4181
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S4181 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3840
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-j, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5466, A5804
2017-2018: S1868, A2914

S4181 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety.

S4181 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4181 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4181

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  requiring  that
  information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803-j of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center
shall prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the  time
of  pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and, upon
request, to the general public an informational  leaflet.  Such  leaflet
shall  be  designed  by  the  commissioner and shall contain brief defi-
nitions of maternity related procedures and practices  as  specified  in
subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro-
priate  by  the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may also elect
to distribute additional explanatory material along with  the  maternity
patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa-
tion  contained in the leaflet available on the department's website AND
SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF LEAFLETS TO BE PRINTED OR PHOTOCOPIED
TO ALLOW EACH PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN THE  STATE  TO  PROVIDE
THE LEAFLET TO PARENTS AT A CHILD'S SIX MONTH APPOINTMENT.
  § 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
of  the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-e to read
as follows:
  1-E. THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION  REGARD-
ING  THE  DANGER  THAT  WINDOW  BLINDS POSE TO CHILDREN INCLUDING PROPER
INSTALLATION OF BLINDS, EXAMPLES OF CURRENT STANDARDS AND THE  POTENTIAL
FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM STRANGULATION POSED BY WINDOW BLINDS.
  §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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