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Legislative Memos

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

Jan
1
2002
Crimes of Violence Against a Fetus

Subject: S. 57-B/A.6681-A 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 the fetus, 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 – including murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

Jan
1
2001
Emergency Contraception for Rape Survivors

Subject: A.15/ John et al. S.202/ Spano et al. AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to emergency treatment of rape survivors. Position: SUPPORT

Jan
1
2001
Women’s Health and Wellness

Subject: A. 2006/Glick et al. An Act to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation to certain health insurance coverage Position: Support

Involuntary Commitment

Subject: A.4697/Brennan et al. S.2091/Libous et al. AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to disqualification of an examining physician, and to repeal paragraph 3 of subdivision (a) of section 9.05 of such law relating thereto. Position: Opposed

Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Subject: A.5710 / Gottfried S.2406 / Duane AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and the education law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression; and to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to including offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes) Position: SUPPORT

Reproductive Health Act

Subject: Governor’s Program Bill No. S. Stewart-Cousins / A. Glick AN ACT to amend the public health law in relation to enacting the reproductive health act Position: SUPPORT

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