senate Bill S6386

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to surrogacy programs and arrangements

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 committee discharged and committed to judiciary
Apr 26, 2021 referred to children and families

S6386 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd Fam Ct Act, generally; amd §123, Dom Rel L; amd §§1400, 1401, 1403 & 1404, Gen Bus L; amd §2599-cc, Pub Health L

S6386 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the requirements of surrogacy programs and criteria for surrogacy arrangements.

S6386 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6386 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 26, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
 AN ACT to amend the family court act,  the  general  business  law,  the
   public  health  law  and  the  domestic  relations law, in relation to
   surrogacy programs and arrangements

   Section  1.  Section  581-102  of  the  family  court act, as added by
 section 1 of part L of chapter 56 of the laws of  2020,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   §  581-102. Definitions. (a) "Assisted reproduction" means a method of
 causing pregnancy other than sexual intercourse and includes but is  not
 limited to:
   1. intrauterine or vaginal insemination;
   2. donation of gametes;
   3. donation of embryos;
   4. in vitro fertilization and transfer of embryos; and
   5. intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
   (b)  "Child" means a born individual of any age whose parentage may be
 determined under this act or other law.
   (c) "Compensation" means payment  of  any  valuable  consideration  in
 excess of reasonable medical and ancillary costs.
   (d) "Donor" means an individual who does not intend to be a parent who
 produces  gametes  and  provides  them to another person, other than the
 individual's spouse, for use in assisted reproduction. The term does not
 include a person who is a parent under part three of this article. Donor
 also includes an individual who had dispositional control of  an  embryo
 or  gametes  who  then  transfers dispositional control and releases all
 present and future parental and inheritance rights and obligations to  a
 resulting child.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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