assembly Bill A8277

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Defines the terms "person", "human", and "human being" in the state constitution

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to judiciary
Nov 10, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Sep 17, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Aug 25, 2021 referred to judiciary

A8277 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 §19, Constn

A8277 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the terms "person", "human", and "human being" to mean a member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of biological development beginning at the moment of fertilization regardless of age, health, level of functioning, or condition of dependency; requires the right to life of all human beings.

A8277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8277
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Judiciary
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing  an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to
   defining a person to include a member of the species homo sapiens,  at
   fertilization, and at any stage of biological development
 
   Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the  Senate concur), That article 1 of the
 constitution be amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows:
   § 19. THE WORDS "PERSON", "HUMAN", AND "HUMAN BEING" MEAN A MEMBER  OF
 THE  SPECIES  HOMO SAPIENS AT ANY STAGE OF BIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT BEGIN-
 NING AT THE MOMENT OF FERTILIZATION REGARDLESS OF AGE, HEALTH, LEVEL  OF
 FUNCTIONING,  OR CONDITION OF DEPENDENCY.  THE INALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE
 OF EVERY HUMAN BEING AT ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT MUST BE PROTECTED.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
 referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
 next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
 conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89147-01-1