senate Bill S6707

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6986 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 02, 2020 approval memo.20
signed chap.308
Nov 20, 2020 delivered to governor
Mar 04, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.479
substituted for s6707
Mar 04, 2020 substituted by a6986a
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.479
Feb 10, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to women's issues
Sep 11, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S6707
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 10, 2020 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S6707
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

aye wr (1)

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S6707 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6986
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2500-l, Pub Health L

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6707 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6707
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 11, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
   department  of  health  of the state of New York to conduct a study of
   the effects of racial and ethnic disparities  on  breastfeeding  rates
   and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature
 
   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
 2500-l to read as follows:
   §  2500-L.  STUDY  OF  THE EFFECTS OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES ON
 BREASTFEEDING RATES. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  CONDUCT  A  STUDY  ON  THE
 EFFECTS  OF  RACIAL  AND  ETHNIC DISPARITIES ON BREASTFEEDING RATES. THE
 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY SHALL BE TO:
   (A) IDENTIFY  STATEWIDE  AND  REGIONAL  BREASTFEEDING  RATES,  TRENDS,
 PATTERNS,  AND RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN BREASTFEEDING RATES, AND
 MEDICAL, NON-MEDICAL, AND SYSTEM-RELATED FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE  CONTRIB-
 UTED TO BREASTFEEDING RATE DISPARITIES;
   (B)  REVIEW  THE  EXTENT  TO  WHICH  RACIAL  AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN
 BREASTFEEDING IN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA INDICATE THE NEED TO INCREASE  ACCESS
 TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THAT AREA;
   (C) IDENTIFY WAYS TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES
 THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DISPARITIES IN BREASTFEEDING RATES; AND
   (D)  REVIEW  THE  EXTENT  TO  WHICH  RACIAL  AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN
 BREASTFEEDING INITIATION AND DURATION  INDICATE  THE  NEED  TO  INCREASE
 BREASTFEEDING  SUPPORTS  AMONG  RACIAL AND ETHNIC POPULATIONS THROUGHOUT
 THE STATE.
   2. IN CONDUCTING THE STUDY, THE DEPARTMENT  MAY  SEEK  THE  ADVICE  OF
 PERSONS SPECIALIZING IN THE FIELDS OF NEONATAL AND POST NEONATAL PATHOL-
 OGY,  MATERNAL  AND  INFANT  HEALTH,  MINORITY HEALTH ADVOCACY, OR OTHER
 RELATED FIELDS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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