A09356 Summary:

COSPNSRRozic, Thiele, Cahill, Graf, Otis, Schimel, Abinanti
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Blake, Brennan, Cook, Fitzpatrick, Galef, Gottfried, Gunther, Joyner, Lupinacci, Magee, McDonald, McDonough, Miller, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Pichardo, Solages, Walker
Add §264, Pub Health L
Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign.
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A09356 Actions:

02/25/2016referred to health
04/07/2016advanced to third reading cal.488
04/11/2016passed assembly
04/11/2016delivered to senate
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A09356 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Cusick (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to a physical fitness and activity education campaign   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would establish a New York State Physical Fitness and Activity Education Campaign.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Legislative intent - this campaign would encourage physical activity which will improve the fitness of the people of NYS and will complement existing programs administered by the department of health that develop and promote nutrition and wellness activities. Section 2 - Amends the public health law by adding a new section 264. Section 3 - Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Cornell University experts estimate that obesity costs the United States an estimated $117 billion annually and results in the premature death of approximately 300,000 people a year. Although tobacco has a higher death toll because lung cancer can kill more quickly than obesity, the long term health problems and costs resulting from obesity are far greater. According to a recent economic report, obese Americans spend more on health care and medications than smokers. This is in large part because extra weight can result in the same increase of chronic health problems as does twenty years of aging. Obesity is associated with numerous health problems and increases the risk for hypertension, heart disease, cancer, asthma, depression, sleep apnea, Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, gallbladder disease, pregnancy compli- cations, back pain and spinal cord injuries. In the past 25 years, the prevalence of obesity has dramatically increased. In an effort to combat this growing problem, this legislation creates the New York Physical Fitness and Activity Education Campaign. The Campaign's mission is to increase awareness regarding the problems associated with obesity and to promote, recreational and physical fitness activities within the State of New York.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015: A.7022/S.2336 - Vetoed, Memo 194; 2014: A.9403/S.7000 - Vetoed, Memo 520.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This shall take effect immediately.
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A09356 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 25, 2016
        Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, ROZIC, THIELE, CAHILL, GRAF, OTIS, SCHI-
          MEL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,  BLAKE,  BRENNAN,  COOK,
          WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to a physical fitness
          and activity education campaign
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby determines that
     2  a public awareness and educational campaign to encourage physical activ-
     3  ity will improve the fitness of the people of the state of New York  and
     4  lead  to a lifetime of good health. This campaign will complement exist-
     5  ing programs administered by the department of health that  develop  and
     6  promote  nutrition  and wellness activities that enhance the quality-of-
     7  life for children and adults.
     8    § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section  264  to
     9  read as follows:
    10    §  264.  New  York  state  physical  fitness  and  activity  education
    11  campaign. 1. A New York state physical fitness  and  activity  education
    12  campaign  is  hereby established under the administration of the commis-
    13  sioner for the  purpose  of  promoting  physical  fitness  and  activity
    14  through  the  development  and  implementation of a public education and
    15  outreach campaign.
    16    2. The campaign will focus  on  increasing  public  awareness  of  the
    17  importance of physical fitness and activity and its corresponding health
    18  benefits. The campaign will increase public awareness through the use of
    19  social  and mass media, including internet, radio, and print advertising
    20  to promote this message. The campaign will  also  identify  and  recruit
    21  individuals  to  serve  as  visible,  public ambassadors to promote this
    22  message. Such ambassadors may include professional and amateur athletes,
    23  fitness experts, and celebrity advocates from  media,  music  and  other
    24  entertainment mediums.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    3.  The  campaign  will be state-wide, and focus on promoting physical
     2  fitness and activity for the following populations:  seniors; youth; and
     3  other high-risk populations.
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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