A01706 Summary:

Add S2113, Pub Health L
Bans the use of vaccines containing genetically modified organisms.
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A01706 Actions:

01/12/2015referred to health
03/18/2015enacting clause stricken
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A01706 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    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.
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