A07734 Summary:

BILL NOA07734
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07129
 
SPONSORPheffer Amato
 
COSPNSRHyndman, Carroll, Jones, Norris, Englebright, Seawright, Buttenschon, McDonald, Gonzalez-Rojas, Abbate, Sillitti, Simon, Stern, Griffin, Otis
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Creates the temporary "commission to prevent childhood drowning" to evaluate and develop programs to properly educate and instruct children how to swim and water safety.
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A07734 Actions:

BILL NOA07734
 
05/20/2021referred to governmental operations
05/26/2021reported referred to rules
06/07/2021reported
06/07/2021rules report cal.510
06/07/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.510
06/07/2021passed assembly
06/07/2021delivered to senate
06/07/2021REFERRED TO RULES
06/09/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S7129
06/09/20213RD READING CAL.1713
06/09/2021PASSED SENATE
06/09/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A07734 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/07/2021Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 149/0
AbbateYClarkYFrontusYLalorYPaulinYSillittiY
AbinantiYColtonYGalefYLavineYPeoples-StokesYSimonY
AndersonYConradYGallagherYLawlerYPerryYSimpsonY
AngelinoYCookYGallahanYLemondesYPheffer AmatoYSmithY
AshbyYCruzYGandolfoYLunsfordYPichardoYSmullenY
AubryYCusickYGiglio JAYLupardoYPretlowYSolagesY
BarclayYCymbrowitzYGiglio JMYMagnarelliYQuartYSteckY
BarnwellYDarlingYGlickYMamdaniYRaYSternY
BarrettYDavilaYGonzalez-RojasYManktelowYRajkumarYStirpeY
BarronYDe La RosaYGoodellYMcDonaldYRamosYTagueY
BenedettoYDeStefanoYGottfriedYMcDonoughYReillyYTannousisY
BichotteYDickensYGriffinYMcMahonYReyesYTaylorY
BlankenbushYDilanYGuntherYMeeksYRichardsonYThieleY
BrabenecYDinowitzYHawleyYMikulinYRivera J YVanelY
BraunsteinYDiPietroYHevesiYMiller B YRivera JDYWalczykY
BronsonYDursoYHunterYMiller MLYRodriguezYWalkerY
BrownYEichensteinYHyndmanYMitaynesYRosenthal D YWallaceY
BurdickYEnglebrightYJacksonYMontesanoYRosenthal L YWalshY
BurgosYEpsteinYJacobsonYMorinelloYRozicYWeinsteinY
BurkeYFahyYJean-PierreYNiouYSalkaYWeprinY
ButtenschonYFallYJensenYNolanYSantabarbaraYWilliamsY
ByrneYFernandezYJonesYNorrisYSayeghYWoernerY
ByrnesYFitzpatrickYJoynerYO'DonnellYSchmittYZebrowskiY
CahillYForrestERKellesYOtisYSeawrightYZinermanY
CarrollYFriendYKimYPalmesanoYSeptimoYMr. SpeakerY

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A07734 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7734
 
SPONSOR: Pheffer Amato
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to create a temporary "commission to prevent childhood drowning" to improve water safety in New York state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to establish a temporary commission to prevent childhood drowning and improve water safety in New York State.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill establishes a temporary commission to prevent childhood drowning. Section two of the bill outlines the membership of the commission, and the functions of the commission. Section three details the specific issues that the commission will investigate and develop a plan to address. Section four specifies that the commission will issue a report with findings and recommendations no later than one year after the effective date of the bill. Section five of the bill is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: According to the United States Center of Disease Control From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boat- ing related) annually in the United States - about ten deaths per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and youn- ger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emer- gency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitali- zation rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries). These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long- term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state). Research has also found that early swimming skills help. Taking part in formal swimming lessons reduces the risk of drowning among children, however, many people don't have basic swimming skills. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends swim lessons for many children starting at age 1. The decision to start water-survival skills training or swim lessons at an early age must be individualized on the basis of the child's frequency of exposure to water, emotional maturity, physical and cognitive limitations and health concerns related to swim- ming pools. A study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found formal swimming lessons reduced the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%. This legislation would increase access to swim training programs and hopefully prevent countless unnecessary tragedy.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eight- ieth day after it shall become law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed eighteen months after it shall become a law.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eight- ieth day after it shall become law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed eighteen months after it shall become a law.
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