|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 05, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to women's issues|
senate Bill S401
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S401 (ACTIVE) - Details
S401 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery… (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.
S401 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S401 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the women's health education program for correctional facilities and rights of pregnant inmates; to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring certain testing to be offered; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins and a specialized diet; and to require the department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons and publish a report PURPOSE: This bill would establish a Women's Health Education program in state correctional facilities as well as take necessary steps to protect the health of incarcerated women and ensure proper prenatal care of pregnant inmates. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
S401 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 401 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BIAGGI, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- 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, in relation to establishing the women's health education program for correctional facilities and rights of pregnant inmates; to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring certain testing to be offered; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins and a specialized diet; and to require the department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons and publish a report 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 207-b to read as follows: § 207-B. WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORREC- TIONAL FACILITIES. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS- SIONER OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND THE CHAIR OF THE STATE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCA- TION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL EDUCATE FACILITY MEDICAL STAFF ON THE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS OF WOMEN, INCLUDING TRAINING ON PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND INFORMED CARE OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE. § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section 611 of the correction law, paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 17 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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