Defines the terms "person", "human", and "human being" to mean a member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of biological development beginning at the moment of fertilization regardless of age, health, level of functioning, or condition of dependency; requires the right to life of all human beings.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
August 25, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Judiciary
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to
defining a person to include a member of the species homo sapiens, at
fertilization, and at any stage of biological development
1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That article 1 of the
2 constitution be amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows:
3 § 19. The words "person", "human", and "human being" mean a member of
4 the species homo sapiens at any stage of biological development begin-
5 ning at the moment of fertilization regardless of age, health, level of
6 functioning, or condition of dependency. The inalienable right to life
7 of every human being at any stage of development must be protected.
8 § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
9 referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
10 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in
11 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
12 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.