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A03712 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRDinowitz, Gottfried, Galef
MLTSPNSRCook, Glick, Paulin
Amd §201, Pub Health L
Provides for authority of the department of health to engage in or support research on the health effects of artificial night light.
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A03712 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, GALEF --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GLICK, PAULIN --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to research relating
          to the health effects of artificial night light

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 201 of the public health law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (t) to read as follows:
     3    (t) engage in and/or support research into the health effects of arti-
     4  ficial night light including but not limited to research  on  indicators
     5  that  exposure  to  light  at night may be associated with the increased
     6  risk of developing breast cancer by  suppressing  the  normal  nocturnal
     7  production of melatonin by the pineal gland, within funds made available
     8  for  such  purposes  including research funds from non-state, public and
     9  private sources;
    10    § 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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