|SAME AS||SAME AS A06221|
|COSPNSR||AVELLA, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SANDERS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY|
|Add Art 41 Title 6-A S4166, Pub Health L|
|Relates to access to reproductive services.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4432 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 20, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DILAN, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SANDERS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to reproductive services The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Article 41 of the public health law is amended by adding a 2 new title 6-A to read as follows: 3 TITLE VI-A 4 REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES 5 Section 4166. Access to reproductive services. 6 § 4166. Access to reproductive services. The state shall not deny a 7 woman's right to obtain an abortion as established by the United States 8 Supreme Court in the decision Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S.113 (1973). Notwith- 9 standing any law to the contrary, New York protects a woman's right to 10 terminate a pregnancy within twenty-four weeks from commencement of her 11 pregnancy, or when necessary to protect a woman's life or health as 12 determined by a licensed physician. 13 Nothing in this section shall be construed to conflict with any appli- 14 cable state or federal law or regulation permitting a health care 15 provider to refrain from providing abortions due to the provider's reli- 16 gious or moral beliefs. 17 Nothing in this section shall conflict with the partial birth abortion 18 ban codified under 18 USC section 1531. 19 No prosecution or proceeding shall be brought or maintained under the 20 penal law or otherwise for acts that are authorized or permitted pursu- 21 ant to this section or by this chapter and the education law. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09920-01-5S. 4432 2 1 Subdivisions two and three of section 125.05, subdivision two of 2 section 125.15, subdivision three of section 125.20 and sections 125.40, 3 125.45, 125.50, 125.55 and 125.60 of the penal law are hereby repealed 4 to the extent that they are inconsistent with this section. 5 § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall 6 have become a law.