assembly Bill A10148A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the reproductive freedom and equity program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2022 print number 10148a
May 18, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to health
May 04, 2022 referred to health

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A10148 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9078
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-bb-1, Pub Health L

A10148 - Summary

Establishes the reproductive freedom and equity program to ensure access to abortion care in the state by providing funding to abortion providers and non-profit organizations whose primary function is to facilitate access to abortion care.

A10148 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10148
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 4, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Gonzalez-Ro-
   jas,  Gottfried, Paulin, Cruz, Burgos, Quart, Gallagher, Seawright) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  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 act".
   § 2. The Legislature finds:
   (a)  Abortion  is  essential  health  care and integral to the overall
 health and wellbeing of individuals.
   (b) 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.
   (c)  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.
   (d)  Despite a constitutional and state right to abortion care, barri-
 ers exist that challenge an individual's ability to exercise their right
 to care.
   (e) 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.
   (f) Barriers to care  are  often  intensified  for  immigrants,  young
 people, people with disabilities and those living in rural areas.
   (g)  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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD15645-01-2

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A10148A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9078
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-bb-1, Pub Health L

A10148A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the reproductive freedom and equity program to ensure access to abortion care in the state by providing funding to abortion providers and non-profit organizations whose primary function is to facilitate access to abortion care.

A10148A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                 10148--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 4, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Gonzalez-Ro-
   jas,  Gottfried,  Paulin,  Cruz,  Burgos, Quart, Gallagher, Seawright,
   Kelles,  Tapia,  L. Rosenthal,  Clark,  Anderson,  J. Rivera,  Thiele,
   Bichotte Hermelyn,  Niou,  Lunsford,  Epstein, Otis, Mamdani, Forrest,
   Weprin, Simon, Zinerman,  Aubry,  Septimo,  Carroll,  Cahill,  Davila,
   Hevesi,  Glick, Jean-Pierre, Lavine, Mitaynes, Dinowitz, Galef, Jacob-
   son, Fernandez) -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Health
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.