senate Bill S5089

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "public university emergency contraception education act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2020 1st report cal.519
Jan 08, 2020 referred to women's issues
Apr 09, 2019 referred to women's issues

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Mar 2, 2020 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S5089
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2020

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S5089 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4831
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1702
2011-2012: A4051
2013-2014: A5043
2015-2016: A6275
2017-2018: S7367, A6058

S5089 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "public university emergency contraception education act".

S5089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5089

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  enacting  the
  "public university emergency contraception education act"

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

  Section 1.   Legislative findings and intent.  The  legislature  finds
that  access  to  emergency  contraception  is  a basic measure that can
prevent college students from having an unwanted pregnancy. The  federal
Food  and  Drug Administration has approved the use of emergency contra-
ception as safe and effective in the prevention of pregnancy.  Emergency
contraception  has  been found to have no effect on an established preg-
nancy. Medical research strongly indicates  that  the  sooner  emergency
contraception  is  administered,  the better the chance of preventing an
unwanted pregnancy.  Therefore, the legislature deems it essential  that
each  college and university of the state university of New York and the
city university of New York provide information on emergency  contracep-
tion  to its students and makes it available to any student who seeks it
whenever practicable and in accordance with applicable law  and  profes-
sional standards of practice.
  §  2.  Short  title.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the
"public university emergency contraception education act".
  § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public health law is  amended
by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
  (P)  A  STATEWIDE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION COLLEGE EDUCATION AND AWARE-
NESS PROGRAM.  FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "EMERGENCY  CONTRACEP-
TION"  SHALL  MEAN ONE OR MORE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, USED SEPARATELY OR IN
COMBINATION, IN A DOSAGE AND MANNER FOR PREVENTING PREGNANCY  WHEN  USED
AFTER  INTERCOURSE,  FOUND SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR THAT USE BY THE UNITED
STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND DISPENSED FOR THAT  PURPOSE  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE.

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

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