|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 03, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S6495
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6495 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6495 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6495 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the immunization of certain post-secondary students against COVID-19 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 2165 of the Public Health Law ("Immunization of certain post-secondary students") to require students attending colleges and universities in New York to demonstrate proof of immunization against COVID-19. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date, which takes effect thirty days following a COVID-19 vaccine receiving standard approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. JUSTIFICATION:
S6495 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6495 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the immunization of certain post-secondary students against COVID-19 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 2165 of the public health law is renumbered subdivision 12 and subdivision 1, as added by chapter 405 of the laws of 1989, paragraph b as amended by chapter 325 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: 1. As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise: a. The term "institution" means a college as defined in section two of the education law. b. The term "student" means any person born on or after January first, nineteen hundred fifty-seven, who is registered to attend or attends classes at an institution, whether full-time or part-time. "Part-time student" shall mean a student who is enrolled for at least six but less than twelve semester hours, or the equivalent per semester or at least four but less than eight semester hours per quarter at an institution. c. The term "health practitioner" means any person authorized by law to administer an immunization. d. The term "immunization" means an adequate dose or doses of an immunizing agent against measles, mumps [and], rubella AND THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) which meets the standards approved by the United States public health service for such biological products, and which is approved by the state department of health under such conditions as may be specified by the public health council. § 2. This act shall take effect thirty days following the date of the issuance of a biologics license for an immunizing agent against COVID-19 by the United States Food and Drug Administration provided that the provisions contained in this act are in accordance with recommendations EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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