Senate Bill S2911

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Sets forth notification requirements on abortions performed on minors

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee

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

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2023-S2911 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Women's Issues
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509-b, Pub Health L; amd §213, add Art 10-D §§1099 - 1099-c, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2357
2011-2012: A2128
2013-2014: A3040
2015-2016: A7119, A6473
2017-2018: A3620, A4305
2019-2020: A5999, A6125
2021-2022: A3780

2023-S2911 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires parental notice prior to the performance of an abortion upon an unemancipated minor; defines unemancipated minor as person less than eighteen years of age; allows for waiver of such notice in limited instances; establishes circumstances and procedures for proceedings to obtain an order waiving such parental notification.

2023-S2911 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2911 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 25, 2023
 Introduced  by Sens. MURRAY, BORRELLO -- 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  and  the  family  court  act,  in
   relation to notice of abortions performed on unemancipated minors

   Section 1. Legislative purpose and findings. It is the intent of  this
 legislature  in  enacting  this parental notice provision to further the
 important and compelling state interests of  protecting  minors  against
 their  own  immaturity, fostering the family structure and preserving it
 as a viable social unit, protecting the rights of parents to rear  chil-
 dren  who  are  members of their household, and protecting the health of
 minor children.
   The legislature finds that immature minors often lack the  ability  to
 make  fully-informed  choices  that  take  account of both immediate and
 long-range consequences and that the medical, emotional  and  psycholog-
 ical  consequences  of  abortion are serious and can be lasting, partic-
 ularly when the patient is immature. The legislature further finds  that
 the  capacity  to  become  pregnant and the capacity for mature judgment
 concerning the wisdom of an abortion are not  necessarily  related.  The
 legislature  finds that parents ordinarily possess information essential
 to a physician's exercise of his best medical  judgment  concerning  the
 child and, further, that parents who are aware that their minor daughter
 has had an abortion may better ensure that she receives adequate medical
 attention  after  her  abortion.  The  legislature  concludes then, that
 parental consultation is usually desirable and in the best  interest  of
 the minor.
   §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2509-b
 to read as follows:
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 2911                             2


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