senate Bill S6707

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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Current Bill Status Via A6986 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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
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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