senate Bill S8778

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain legal protections for providers of legal abortions in this state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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Apr 14, 2022 referred to codes

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S8778 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9615
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §140.10, CP L; add §837-w, Exec L

S8778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides certain legal protections for providers of legal abortions in this state; prohibits arrest and investigation.

S8778 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8778
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 14, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BIAGGI, GIANARIS, SALAZAR -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and  the  executive  law,  in
   relation  to prohibiting law enforcement from cooperating with out-of-
   state investigations related to the provision of lawful abortions

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 140.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
   3-A. A POLICE OFFICER MAY NOT ARREST  ANY  PERSON  FOR  PERFORMING  OR
 AIDING  IN  THE  PERFORMANCE  OF  AN  ABORTION  WITHIN THIS STATE, OR IN
 PROCURING AN ABORTION IN THIS STATE, IF THE  ABORTION  IS  PERFORMED  IN
 ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE TWENTY-FIVE-A OF THE PUBLIC
 HEALTH LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW OF THIS STATE.
   § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  837-w  to
 read as follows:
   §  837-W.  COOPERATION  WITH  CERTAIN  OUT-OF-STATE INVESTIGATIONS. NO
 STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SHALL COOPERATE  WITH  OR  PROVIDE
 INFORMATION  TO  ANY  INDIVIDUAL  OR  OUT-OF-STATE  AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT
 REGARDING THE PROVISION OF A LAWFUL ABORTION PERFORMED  IN  THIS  STATE.
 NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT THE INVESTIGATION OF ANY CRIMINAL
 ACTIVITY IN THIS STATE WHICH MAY INVOLVE THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ABORTION,
 PROVIDED  THAT  NO  INFORMATION  RELATING  TO  ANY    MEDICAL  PROCEDURE
 PERFORMED ON A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL MAY BE SHARED  WITH  AN  OUT-OF-STATE
 AGENCY OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15129-01-2


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