senate Bill S401

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to women's issues

Votes

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May 5, 2021 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S401
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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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Women's Issues Committee Vote: May 5, 2021

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S401 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A211
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §207-b, amd §2308-a, Pub Health L; amd §§611, 140 & 505, add §140-a, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8764
2019-2020: S3126, A118

S401 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.

S401 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S401 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    401
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- 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 establishing the
   women's health  education  program  for  correctional  facilities  and
   rights  of  pregnant  inmates;  to  amend  the  public  health law, in
   relation to requiring certain testing to  be  offered;  to  amend  the
   correction  law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with access
   to prenatal vitamins and  a  specialized  diet;  and  to  require  the
   department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons
   and publish a report
 
   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
 207-b to read as follows:
   §  207-B.  WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORREC-
 TIONAL FACILITIES. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  OF  CORRECTIONS  AND  COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND THE CHAIR OF THE
 STATE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH  EDUCA-
 TION  PROGRAM  IN  STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. SUCH PROGRAM
 SHALL EDUCATE FACILITY MEDICAL STAFF ON THE  SPECIAL  MEDICAL  NEEDS  OF
 WOMEN,  INCLUDING  TRAINING  ON  PROVIDING  PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND
 INFORMED CARE OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS  OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  OR
 SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
   §  2.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section 611
 of the correction law, paragraph (c) of  subdivision  1  as  amended  by
 chapter  17  of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter
 242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
 read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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