senate Bill S624

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires immunization of certain post-secondary students for COVID-19

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2023 referred to health

S624 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2165, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S6495, A7829

S624 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires immunization of certain post-secondary students for COVID-19.

S624 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S624 (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 5, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
   immunization of certain post-secondary students against COVID-19
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2165 of the public health law,  as
 added  by  chapter  405  of  the laws of 1989, paragraph b as amended by
 chapter 325 of the laws of 1991, and subdivision 13 is renumbered subdi-
 vision 12, is amended to read as follows:
   1. As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:
   a. The term "institution" means a college as defined in section two of
 the education law.
   b. The term "student" means any person born on or after January first,
 nineteen hundred fifty-seven, who is registered  to  attend  or  attends
 classes  at  an  institution, whether full-time or part-time. "Part-time
 student" shall mean a student who is enrolled for at least six but  less
 than  twelve  semester hours, or the equivalent per semester or at least
 four but less than eight semester hours per quarter at an institution.
   c. The term "health practitioner" means any person authorized  by  law
 to administer an immunization.
   d.  The  term  "immunization"  means  an  adequate dose or doses of an
 immunizing agent against measles, mumps [and],  rubella  AND  THE  NOVEL
 CORONAVIRUS  (COVID-19) which meets the standards approved by the United
 States public health service for such biological products, and which  is
 approved  by the state department of health under such conditions as may
 be specified by the public health council.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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