assembly Bill A987

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a review of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report

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Current Bill Status Via S1296 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.64
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.44
substituted for a987
Feb 01, 2021 substituted by s1296
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.44
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A987 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1296
Law Section:
Public Health
Laws Affected:
Rpld §2500-l, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6707 & A.6986-A)

A987 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a review of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.

A987 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    987
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Health
 
 AN ACT requiring the department of health of the state of  New  York  to
   conduct  a  review  of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on
   breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report  to  the  governor
   and  the  legislature;  and repealing certain provisions of the public
   health law relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  2500-l  of  the public health law, as added by a
 chapter of the laws of 2020, amending the public health law relating  to
 requiring the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a
 study  of  the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding
 rates and prepare and submit a report to the governor and  the  legisla-
 ture,  as  proposed in legislative bills numbers S.6707 and A.6986-A, is
 REPEALED.
   § 2. 1. The department of health shall conduct a review of breastfeed-
 ing data and create a report for the purpose  of  identifying  statewide
 and regional racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding rates.
   2. The department of health shall solicit recommendations from persons
 specializing  in  the  fields  of  neonatal and post neonatal pathology,
 maternal and infant  health,  breastfeeding  medicine,  minority  health
 advocacy,  or other related fields, and stakeholders representing racial
 and ethnic minorities in geographic areas that have the  lowest  breast-
 feeding rates, concerning:
   (a)  Barriers to successful breastfeeding, especially among racial and
 ethnic minorities and populations with low breastfeeding rates;
   (b) Strategies to reduce barriers to successful  breastfeeding,  espe-
 cially  among  racial  and  ethnic  minorities  and populations with low
 breastfeeding rates;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07117-01-1