senate Bill S1407A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2022 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 03, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2022 1st report cal.400
Jan 25, 2022 print number 1407a
Jan 25, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 01, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.94
Jan 11, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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Feb 1, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1407
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 1, 2022

Jan 19, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1407
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S1407 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10363
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5626
2011-2012: S1142
2013-2014: S3211, A9152
2015-2016: S2522, A2492
2017-2018: S1737, A1727
2019-2020: S5023, A5886

S1407 - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S1407 - Sponsor Memo

S1407 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1407
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
   the interagency task force on health literacy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
 to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
 health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
 literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
 capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
 and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
   2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
 tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
 English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
 literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
 following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
 lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
   3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
 the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
 task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
 as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
 create in the state.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
 read as follows:
   § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
 ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK
 FORCE  ON HEALTH LITERACY TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS
 OF THIS SECTION. SUCH TASK FORCE  SHALL  ASSIST  THE  HEALTH  AND  HUMAN
 SERVICE  AGENCIES OF THIS STATE IN STUDYING HEALTH LITERACY AND DEVELOP-
 ING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY IN THIS STATE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S1407A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10363
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §238-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S5626
2011-2012: S1142
2013-2014: S3211, A9152
2015-2016: S2522, A2492
2017-2018: S1737, A1727
2019-2020: S5023, A5886

S1407A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the interagency task force on health literacy, to study health literacy and develop recommendations for improving health literacy in this state.

S1407A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1407A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1407--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, HOYLMAN, JACKSON -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Higher
   Education  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Higher Education in
   accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  establishment  of
   the interagency task force on health literacy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. 1. It is the intent of the  legislature
 to  improve  health  care  access  and  outcomes, and reduce unnecessary
 health care spending by addressing the issue of health literacy.  Health
 literacy  is the degree to which an individual, or individuals, have the
 capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health care information
 and services necessary for them to make appropriate health decisions.
   2. A patient's health literacy may be affected if they have low educa-
 tion skills, cultural  barriers  to  seeking  health  care,  or  limited
 English  proficiency  (LEP).    Demographically, individuals with health
 literacy challenges often  are  represented  disproportionately  in  the
 following  groups:  older adults, minority and/or immigrant populations,
 lower-income populations, and medically underserved populations.
   3. Although New York has some existing  health  literacy  initiatives,
 the  legislature  finds  that  a comprehensive statewide health literacy
 task force is a necessary and valuable step toward eliminating  as  much
 as  practicable  the  negative  outcomes that health literacy challenges
 create in the state.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  238-b  to
 read as follows:
   § 238-B. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HEALTH LITERACY. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
 ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, AN INTERAGENCY TASK

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08185-02-2

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