K00341 Summary:

BILL NOK00341
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORZebrowski
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Ashby, Barclay, Barron, Benedetto, Blake, Braunstein, Buchwald, Buttenschon, Byrne, Colton, Cook, Crouch, Cusick, DenDekker, DeStefano, Dickens, D'Urso, Englebright, Epstein, Fahy, Fall, Finch, Fitzpatrick, Giglio, Glick, Gunther, Hyndman, Jaffee, Jean-Pierre, Johns, Jones, Joyner, Lavine, Lawrence, Lentol, Lupardo, Magnarelli, Manktelow, McDonald, McDonough, Miller B, Miller MG, Montesano, Morinello, Mosley, Niou, Nolan, Palmesano, Paulin, Perry, Ra, Raia, Ramos, Reyes, Romeo, Rosenthal L, Schimminger, Schmitt, Simon, Smullen, Solages, Steck, Thiele, Walsh, Weprin
 
 
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K00341 Actions:

BILL NOK00341
 
05/03/2019referred to calendar
05/06/2019adopted
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K00341 Committee Votes:

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K00341 Floor Votes:

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K00341 Text:

 
Assembly Resolution No. 341
 
BY: M. of A. Zebrowski
 
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        May  2019,  as  Hepatitis  C  Awareness Month in the
        State of New York
 
  WHEREAS, Hepatitis C is a known public health threat and can lead to
more serious health complications if gone untreated; and
 
  WHEREAS, Hepatitis C has been a disease that has little or no public
awareness due to its nature as being largely asymptomatic;  as  many  as
half of those infected with Hepatitis C are unaware of their status; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Currently,  Hepatitis  C  infects  between  three and five
million Americans, including an estimated 280,000 New Yorkers, and there
are about 34,000 new cases and over 20,000 Hepatitis  C  related  deaths
each year in the United States; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  total health care related costs of Hepatitis C in the
United States as of  2011  is  approximately  $6.5  billion  and  it  is
expected to rise to over $9 billion in 2024; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Hepatitis  C  is  largely  not  reported and the public is
uninformed about the virus; and
 
  WHEREAS, Persons born between 1945 and 1965  are  disproportionately
affected  by  the  disease  with  an  estimated 1 out of 33 baby boomers
infected with Hepatitis C; and
 
  WHEREAS, New York State has become a leader in promoting testing and
awareness of the disease especially among at risk populations; and
 
  WHEREAS, New York State became the first State in the Nation to pass
a Hepatitis C testing law that mandates that all  persons  born  between
1945 and 1965 are offered a one-time test; and
 
  WHEREAS,  In the absence of a vaccine for Hepatitis C, emphasis must
be placed on other means of disease prevention, including  education  of
health  care  workers,  emergency  services  workers,  veterans  and the
general public; and
 
  WHEREAS, Hepatitis C has been  characterized  by  the  World  Health
Organization   as  a  disease  of  primary  concern  to  humanity;  now,
therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Hepatitis
C Awareness Month in the State of New York, and to urge the citizens  of
this  great  Empire State to learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnoses
and treatments for Hepatitis C; and be it further
 
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.
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