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A01479 Summary:

BILL NOA01479
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSantabarbara
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §86, St Fin L
 
Establishes a special fund to examine and evaluate current research and progress in the development of a Lyme disease vaccine.
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A01479 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1479
 
SPONSOR: Santabarbara
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the Lyme disease vaccine study fund   PURPOSE: To establish the Lyme disease vaccine study fund in the State of New York. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: The State Finance law is amended to establish the Lyme disease vaccine study fund. The fund shall be expended by the Department of Health to study the development of a Lyme disease vaccine. The Department of Health may also provide grants for the purpose of advanc- ing the study and development of a Lyme disease vaccine from outside research institutions. The Commissioner of the Department of Health will provide a report yearly by February 1st to the State Legislature and Governor. Section 2: Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: Annually, there are estimated to be 300,000 cases of Lyme disease nationally, and in 2015, New York was one of the 14 states which contained 95% of the confirmed cases of Lyme disease. If left untreated, this illness can develop into chronic Lyme disease, which can severely affect the nervous system, heart, muscles and joints, as well as several other vital functions. The bill I introduced will allot funds to the Department of Health in order to research and progress the development of a Lyme disease vaccine. Also, this bill will create a study that will help to identify the issues of widespread Lyme disease and why it has been a rapidly growing sickness. The goal of this bill is to help resi- dents and visitors safely enjoy the many unique outdoor recreational activities that New York State has to offer by reducing or eliminating the risk of Lyme Disease.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18: A11132 - referred to ways and means 2017-18: A1345 - referred to ways and means   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A01479 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1479
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Ways and Means
 
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  establishing  the
          Lyme disease vaccine study fund
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 86
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 86. Lyme disease vaccine study fund. 1. There is hereby  established
     4  in  the  custody  of the state comptroller a special fund to be known as
     5  the "Lyme disease vaccine study fund".
     6    2. The sources of funds shall consist of all moneys  collected  there-
     7  for,  or  moneys  credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or
     8  source pursuant to law, or any  other  moneys  made  available  for  the
     9  purposes of such fund.
    10    3.  (a)  Moneys  of  such  fund shall be expended to the department of
    11  health to study the development of a Lyme disease  vaccine.  Such  study
    12  shall:
    13    (i) examine and evaluate current research and progress in the develop-
    14  ment of a Lyme disease vaccine;
    15    (ii)  identify potential barriers to the development of a Lyme disease
    16  vaccine;
    17    (iii) identify issues with  the  widespread  distribution  of  a  Lyme
    18  disease vaccine;
    19    (iv) evaluate the costs of developing a Lyme disease vaccine; and
    20    (v) make recommendations as to how to fund such vaccine's development.
    21    (b)  The  department of health may also provide grants for the purpose
    22  of advancing the study and development of a Lyme disease vaccine.
    23    4. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and  warrant  of
    24  the  comptroller  on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner
    25  of health.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03957-01-1

        A. 1479                             2
 
     1    5. On or before the first day of February each year, the  commissioner
     2  of  health  shall provide a written report to the temporary president of
     3  the senate, speaker of the assembly, chair of the senate finance commit-
     4  tee, chair of the assembly ways and means committee, chair of the senate
     5  committee  on  health, chair of the assembly health committee, the state
     6  comptroller and the public. Such report shall include how the monies  of
     7  the  fund  were  utilized  during the preceding calendar year, and shall
     8  include:
     9    (a) the amount of money disbursed from the fund and the  process  used
    10  for such disbursements;
    11    (b) recipients of awards from the fund;
    12    (c) the amount awarded to each;
    13    (d) the purposes for which such awards were granted; and
    14    (e) a summary financial plan for such monies which shall include esti-
    15  mates of all receipts and all disbursements for the current and succeed-
    16  ing  fiscal  years,  along with the actual results from the prior fiscal
    17  year.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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