Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 09, 2022||
referred to health
Senate Bill S9078
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9078 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9078 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9078 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the reproductive freedom and equity program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establish a grant program to provide funding to New York abortion providers and non-profit organizations to increase access to abortion care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 titles the bill the Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program. Section 2 establishes legislative findings. Section 3 amends Article 25-A of the public health law by adding new title 1, Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program. Under this proposed
2021-S9078 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9078 I N S E N A T E May 9, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- 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 enacting the reproductive freedom and equity program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "reproductive freedom and equity program". § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds: 1. Abortion is essential health care and integral to the overall health and wellbeing of individuals. 2. In 1970, New York legalized abortion, three years prior to the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which enumerated a constitutional right to abortion care. 3. On January 22, 2019, the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade, New York modernized our state law to be consistent with the holdings of Roe v. Wade, articulating in that every individual has a fundamental right to abortion. 4. Despite a constitutional and state right to abortion care, barriers exist that challenge an individual's ability to exercise their right to care. 5. Individuals seeking abortion care can often experience obstacles to obtaining an abortion, whether that is an inability to afford the cost of care, the distance one must travel, the costs associated with travel including transportation needs, childcare, lodging, lost wages and more. 6. Barriers to care are often intensified for immigrants, young people, people with disabilities and those living in rural areas. 7. If the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, access to care across the country will dramatically shift with people in at least 26 states - 36,000,000 women and individuals with the capacity to become pregnant - losing access to care. 8. It is estimated that in the wake of state bans on abortion across the country, New York would be the nearest provider of care for 190,000 to 280,000 more women of reproductive age. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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