STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 12, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to banning the use of
vaccines containing genetically modified organisms
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section
2 2113 to read as follows:
3 § 2113. Immunizations; prohibition on the use of vaccines containing
4 genetically modified organisms. 1. No person shall be vaccinated with a
5 vaccine that contains genetically modified organisms.
6 2. "Genetically modified organism" shall mean: (a) an organism that
7 has been altered at the molecular or cellular level by means that are
8 not possible under natural conditions or processes, including recombi-
9 nant DNA and RNA techniques, cell fusion, microencapsulation, macroen-
10 capsulation, gene deletion and doubling, introduction of a foreign gene,
11 and a process that changes the positions of genes, other than a means
12 consisting exclusively of breeding, conjugation, fermentation, hybridi-
13 zation, in vitro fertilization, or tissue culture; and (b) an organism
14 made through sexual or asexual reproduction, or both, involving an
15 organism described in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, if possessing
16 any of the altered molecular or cellular characteristics of the organism
17 so described.
18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.