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Legislative Memos

Jun
8
2010
Oppose Amending the Public Health Law and the Family Court Act

Subject: A.2357/Reilich A.6242/Barra An act to amend the public health law and the family court act, in relation to enacting the "family protection act". Position: Opposed The proposed legislation would create a legal requirement that parents of an unemancipated minor must provide consent or must be informed before the minor can receive an abortion.

Jun
1
2010
Prohibits Possession of Certain Condoms as Evidence

Subject: A.10893/Clark S.1289-A/Montgomery Prohibits Possession of Certain Condoms as Evidence Position: Support

May
19
2008
Comprehensive Sex Education

Subject: S.1342/ Winner et al. A.2856/ Gottfried et al. AN ACT to amend the public health law in relation to establishing the age-appropriate sex education grant program, to be referred to as the Healthy Teens Act) Position: SUPPORT The Healthy Teens Act This bill, the Healthy Teens Act, would award funding for school districts, boards of cooperative education services and community-based organizations to provide comprehensive sex education programs for young people. The NYCLU strongly supports this legislation.

Jan
1
2006
Family Health Care Decisions Act

Subject: A.5406-B/Gottfried et al. AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing procedures for making medical treatment decisions on behalf of persons who lack the capacity to decide about treatment for themselves and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto.

Jan
1
2004
Fetal Assault

Subject: S.403/ Maltese, et al. A.7524/ Seddio, et al. AN ACT to amend the penal law in relation to unborn victims of violence Position: OPPOSED This bill was introduced and referred to committees in both houses, where the bill was stalled. The bill did not pass either house during the 2005 legislative session.

Jan
1
2003
Medicaid Funding of Abortion

Subject: S.4877 An Act to amend the social services law, in relation to medical assistance exclusion. Position: OPPOSED

Jan
1
2003
Crimes of Violence Against a Fetus

Subject: S. 403/A.693 AN ACT to amend the penal law in relation to unborn victims of violence Position: OPPOSED This bill has as its principal intent and effect the redefinition of a fetus or embryo, at any stage of gestation, as a person. With this new definition in place, the bill then creates a number of new criminal offenses for crimes committed against the fetus or embryo -- including murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

Jan
1
2003
Emergency Contraception – Non-Patient Specific Prescription

Subject: A.888/ Paulin et al. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency contraception under certain conditions. Position: SUPPORT

Jan
1
2003
Transmissible Disease Testing

Subject: S. 1928/ Saland et al. AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the penal law and the public health law, in relation to the testing of certain criminal defendants and juveniles for transmissible diseases. Position: OPPOSED

Jan
1
2002
Women’s Health and Wellness

Subject: A.30001 & S.6265 Women’s Health and Wellness Legislation Position: SUPPORT

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