senate Bill S8245A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health to conduct a study on the health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York state

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  • 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
Jun 14, 2020 signed chap.99
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.50
substituted for a10517
May 27, 2020 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.652
May 26, 2020 reported and committed to rules
reported and committed to finance
May 24, 2020 print number 8245a
May 24, 2020 amend and recommit to health
Apr 27, 2020 referred to health

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S8245A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 26, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8245A
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 26, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8245A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8245 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10517
Law Section:
Public Health

S8245 - Summary

Requires the department of health to conduct a study on the health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York state.

S8245 - Sponsor Memo

S8245 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8245

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to require the department of health to conduct  a  study  on  the
  health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York state

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

  Section 1. 1. The department of health shall conduct a  study  on  the
health  impacts  of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on minorities in
New York state. The purpose of the study shall be to:
  (a) identify COVID-19  statewide  and  regional  rates  of  infection,
hospitalization,  recovery  and  mortality  and  any  racial  and ethnic
disparities in such rates, and medical, non-medical, and  system-related
factors that may have contributed to such rate disparities;
  (b)  review  the  extent  to  which  racial  and ethnic disparities in
COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, recovery and mortality rates  in  a
geographic  area  indicate  the  need  to increase access to health care
services in that area; and
  (c) identify ways to reduce or eliminate racial and ethnic disparities
that contributed to such disparities in COVID-19 infection, hospitaliza-
tion, recovery and mortality rates.
  2. Within one year after the effective date of this act,  the  depart-
ment  of  health shall prepare and submit to the governor, the temporary
president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority lead-
er of the senate and the  minority  leader  of  the  assembly  a  report
containing  the  study's  findings  concerning  the  rates  of  COVID-19
infection, hospitalization, recovery and mortality and  any  racial  and
ethnic  disparities in such rates and recommendations for legislative or
other actions that can be undertaken to reduce or eliminate  racial  and
ethnic  disparities  and  increase access to health care services in the
state.
  § 2. This act take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16172-01-0

Co-Sponsors

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S8245A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10517
Law Section:
Public Health

S8245A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to conduct a study on the health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York state.

S8245A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8245A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8245--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN, METZGER, SEPULVEDA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to require the department of health to conduct  a  study  on  the
  health impacts of COVID-19 on minorities in New York state

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

  Section 1. 1. The department of health shall conduct a  study  on  the
differential  health  impacts  of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on
racial and ethnic minorities in New York state. The purpose of the study
shall be to:
  (a) identify COVID-19  statewide  and  regional  rates  of  infection,
hospitalization,  recovery  and  mortality  and  any  racial  and ethnic
disparities in such rates, and the potential medical, environmental, and
system-related factors that may have contributed to such disparities;
  (b) review the extent  to  which  racial  and  ethnic  disparities  in
COVID-19  infection,  hospitalization, recovery and mortality rates in a
geographic area indicate the need to  increase  access  to  health  care
services and availability of disparity mitigation and prevention strate-
gies in that area; and
  (c) identify ways to reduce or eliminate racial and ethnic disparities
that contributed to such disparities in COVID-19 infection, hospitaliza-
tion, recovery and mortality rates.
  2.  Within  one year after the effective date of this act, the depart-
ment of health shall prepare and submit to the governor,  the  temporary
president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority lead-
er  of  the  senate  and  the  minority  leader of the assembly a report
containing  the  study's  findings  concerning  the  rates  of  COVID-19
infection,  hospitalization,  recovery  and mortality and any racial and
ethnic disparities in such rates and recommendations for legislative  or
other  actions  that can be undertaken to reduce or eliminate racial and
ethnic disparities and increase  access  to  health  care  services  and
disparity mitigation and prevention strategies in the state.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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