Assembly Bill A361B

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the reproductive freedom and equity grant program

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2023-A361 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S348
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-bb-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A10148, S9078

2023-A361 - 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.

2023-A361 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    361
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS, ANDERSON, AUBRY, BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, BRONSON, BURDICK, BURGOS, CARROLL, CLARK, CRUZ, CUNNINGHAM, DAVI-
   LA,  DE LOS SANTOS,  DINOWITZ,  EPSTEIN,  FORREST,  GALLAGHER,  GIBBS,
   GLICK,  HEVESI,  JACOBSON, JEAN-PIERRE, KELLES, KIM, LAVINE, LUNSFORD,
   MAMDANI, MITAYNES, OTIS, PAULIN, RAJKUMAR,  REYES,  RIVERA,  L. ROSEN-
   THAL, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SEPTIMO, SIMON, TAPIA, THIELE, WALKER, WEPRIN,
   ZINERMAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02278-01-3
 A. 361                              2
              

co-Sponsors

2023-A361A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S348
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-bb-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A10148, S9078

2023-A361A - 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.

2023-A361A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  361--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS, ANDERSON, AUBRY, BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, BRONSON, BURDICK, BURGOS, CARROLL, CLARK, CRUZ, CUNNINGHAM, DAVI-
   LA,  DE LOS SANTOS,  DINOWITZ,  EPSTEIN,  FORREST,  GALLAGHER,  GIBBS,
   GLICK,  HEVESI,  JACOBSON, JEAN-PIERRE, KELLES, KIM, LAVINE, LUNSFORD,
   MAMDANI, MITAYNES, OTIS, PAULIN, RAJKUMAR,  REYES,  RIVERA,  L. ROSEN-
   THAL, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SEPTIMO, SIMON, TAPIA, THIELE, WALKER, WEPRIN,
   ZINERMAN,  BORES,  ARDILA, SIMONE, SHIMSKY, RAGA, SHRESTHA, SOLAGES --
   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 grant 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 46th  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 state right to abortion care, barriers exist  that  chal-
 lenge 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02278-04-3
 A. 361--A                           2
              

co-Sponsors

2023-A361B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S348
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-bb-1, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A10148, S9078

2023-A361B (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.

2023-A361B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  361--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  PAULIN,  ANDERSON,  AUBRY,
   BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BRONSON, BURDICK,  BURGOS,  CARROLL,  CLARK,  CRUZ,
   CUNNINGHAM,   DAVILA,   DE LOS SANTOS,   DINOWITZ,  EPSTEIN,  FORREST,
   GALLAGHER, GIBBS, GLICK, HEVESI, JACOBSON, JEAN-PIERRE,  KELLES,  KIM,
   LAVINE,  LUNSFORD,  MAMDANI,  MITAYNES, OTIS, RAJKUMAR, REYES, RIVERA,
   L. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SEPTIMO, SIMON, TAPIA, THIELE, WALKER,
   WEPRIN, ZINERMAN, BORES,  ARDILA,  SIMONE,  SHIMSKY,  RAGA,  SHRESTHA,
   SOLAGES,  LUCAS,  DARLING, LEVENBERG, FAHY, LEE, SILLITTI -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee --  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.  Article 25-A of the public health law is amended by adding
 a new section 2599-bb-1 to read as follows:
   § 2599-BB-1. REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM AND EQUITY GRANT PROGRAM. 1. AS USED
 IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "ABORTION"  SHALL  MEAN  THE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY PURSUANT TO
 SECTION TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE-BB OF THIS ARTICLE.
   (B) "HEALTH CARE SERVICES" SHALL MEAN THE RANGE OF CARE RELATED TO THE
 PROVISION OF ABORTION.
   (C) "PRACTICAL SUPPORT" SHALL  MEAN  DIRECT  ASSISTANCE  TO  ENABLE  A
 PERSON  TO OBTAIN ABORTION CARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GROUND AND
 AIR TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, MEALS, CHILDCARE, TRANSLATION SERVICES, AND
 DOULA SUPPORT.
   (D) "PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE REPRODUCTIVE  FREEDOM  AND  EQUITY  GRANT
 PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02278-05-3
 A. 361--B                           2
              

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lennan77
3 weeks ago

I strongly support the Reproductive Freedom and Equity Grants Program. I urge Assemblymembers to bring this to the Assembly floor and pass it so it can become law. And thank you Assembly member Gonzalez Rojas for sponsoring it in the Assembly and Senator Cleare for sponsoring it in the Senate.

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