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A00738 Summary:

BILL NOA00738
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSRJaffee, Hooper
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1394, Pub Health L
 
Requires employees at children's overnight camps, summer day camps and traveling summer day camps to receive immunizations that have been recommended by the department of health.
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A00738 Actions:

BILL NOA00738
 
01/09/2017referred to health
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A00738 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A738
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to immunization requirements for certain camp employees   PURPOSE: This bill would require employees working at camps to be vaccinated   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1394 of the public health law by adding a new subdivision 5 to require the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations requiring employees at children's overnight camps, summer day camps and traveling summer day camps to receive immunizations that have been recommended by the department. States that this require- ment shall not apply to employees who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to this subdivision. Sections 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Camp counselors and employees come into close contact with campers. Outbreaks of contagious diseases at summer camps throughout the country have been attributed to people at the camp being unvaccinated. New York State currently requires several immunizations for entrance into public school. While many campers have been vaccinated by virtue of attending an in-state public school, counselors who come from outside the state or country may not be vaccinated. This puts all campers at risk for contracting diseases. This bill would require immunizations currently recommended by the New York State Department of Health for camp employees.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016: A9055 referred to Health/56794 referred to Health   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00738 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           738
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public  health  law,  in  relation  to  immunization
          requirements for certain camp employees
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 1394 of the public health law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  The  commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring
     4  each children's overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day
     5  camp to ensure that employees working at such camps be immunized against
     6  mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, varicella, pertussis  and  tetanus.
     7  This  subdivision  shall  not  apply  to  employees who hold genuine and
     8  sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the  practices  required
     9  by this subdivision.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03761-01-7
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