senate Bill S104A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting virginity examinations

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2021 print number 104b
Jun 02, 2021 amend and recommit to women's issues
May 13, 2021 print number 104a
May 13, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to women's issues
Jan 06, 2021 referred to women's issues

Co-Sponsors

S104 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5517
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §267-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6879, A8742

S104 - Summary

Prohibits the performance of virginity examinations.

S104 - Sponsor Memo

S104 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    104
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and  the  penal
   law, in relation to prohibiting virginity examinations

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding two new sections
 230-f and 267-a to read as follows:
   § 230-F. UNAUTHORIZED VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
 TITLE, PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT SHALL INCLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF VIRGINI-
 TY EXAMINATIONS OR SUPERVISING THE PERFORMANCE OF VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS
 IN VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE.
   § 267-A. PROHIBITION OF VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF
 THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "VIRGINITY EXAMINATION" SHALL MEAN ANY PRACTICE OR PROCEDURE USED
 TO DETERMINE WHETHER A FEMALE HAS PREVIOUSLY HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.
   (B) "MEDICAL SETTING" SHALL MEAN ANY LOCATION WHERE  LICENSED  MEDICAL
 PRACTITIONERS  ARE  AUTHORIZED  TO  PROVIDE  HEALTH CARE TO INDIVIDUALS,
 INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  HOSPITALS,  LONG-TERM  CARE  FACILITIES,
 PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES, URGENT-CARE CENTERS AND OUTPATIENT CLINICS.
   2. NO LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER SHALL PERFORM A VIRGINITY EXAMINA-
 TION  OR  SUPERVISE  THE  PERFORMANCE  OF  A  VIRGINITY EXAMINATION ON A
 PATIENT.
   3. (A) ANY LICENSED MEDICAL  PRACTITIONER  WHO  PERFORMS  A  VIRGINITY
 EXAMINATION  IN  VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES
 FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT PURSUANT TO SUBARTICLE THREE OF ARTICLE  ONE
 HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
   (B)  ANY  LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER WHO PERFORMS OR SUPERVISES THE
 PERFORMANCE OF A VIRGINITY EXAMINATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL IN A NON-MEDICAL
 SETTING SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES FOR  SEXUAL  ABUSE  IN  THE  FIRST
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S104A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5517
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §267-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6879, A8742

S104A - Summary

Prohibits the performance of virginity examinations.

S104A - Sponsor Memo

S104A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  104--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PERSAUD,  BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MYRIE -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on  Women's  Issues  -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
   virginity examinations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 267-a to read as follows:
   §  267-A.  PROHIBITION  OF  VIRGINITY  EXAMINATIONS.   NO PERSON SHALL
 PERFORM A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION USED OR INTENDED TO DETERMINE  WHETHER  A
 FEMALE HAS PREVIOUSLY HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02831-03-1


Co-Sponsors

S104B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5517
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §267-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6879, A8742

S104B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the performance of virginity examinations.

S104B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S104B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  104--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PERSAUD,  BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MYRIE -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on  Women's  Issues  -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
   virginity examinations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 267-a to read as follows:
   §  267-A.  PROHIBITION  OF  VIRGINITY  EXAMINATIONS.   NO PERSON SHALL
 PERFORM A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PURPORTING TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN  INDI-
 VIDUAL HAS PREVIOUSLY HAD VAGINAL INTERCOURSE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02831-05-1


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