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Prior Years' Position Papers

2016-17 Budget Priorities

NYSACHO Testimony to the Joint Legislative Committees on Health and Finance/Ways and Means Regarding the 2016 - 17 Executive Budget Proposal

2016-17 State Budget Priorites

Why State Funding for Public Health Matters: A Snapshot of Public Health Crises in 2015

NYSACHO Request for Increase to Article Six State Aid to Local Health Departments for General Public Health Work

Why An Increase in State Aid for Public Health Is Needed

State Aid Base Grants: Flat Grant vs. Per Capita

2010-2014 State Aid Appropriations vs. Actual Claims

State Aid Vs. Local Tax Levy Examples

How the Article Six Claiming Process Works - Infographic

How The Article Six Claiming Process Works- Narrative

NYSACHO Proposed Amendments to Public Health Law Article 6 Section 605

NYSAC 2015 Resolution in Support of Increased State Aid to Local Health Departments

NYSACHO DSRIP Survey: Local Health Department Involvement with Performing Provider Systems


2015- 16 Legislative Session

Local Health Departments in New York State: What We Are - What We Do

SUPPORT

General statement in Support of prohibitions on advertisements related to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes

A.63 (Paulin) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to municipal limited health care service facilities

A.102/S.756 (Dinowitz/Kennedy) Statement supporting A102./S756., in relation to legislation providing insurance coverage for colorectal cancer early detection 

A.123-B/S4739-A (Paulin/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the education and public health laws in relation to immunizing agents to be administered to adults by pharmacists - Chapter 46  of 2015

A.791-C/S.4324-A (Gunther/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to meningococcal immunizations  - Chapter 401 of 2015

A.852/S.6003 (Rosenthal)/Hannon AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the registration of vendors for electronic cigarettes 

A.1148/S.3171 (Dinowitz/Stavisky) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting smoking in certain outdoor areas 

A.1492 (Wright) AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social services law, in relation to allocating monies for dental health services in the Medicaid managed care program, the child health insurance program, and the family health plus program

A.1528/S.2712 (Paulin/Krueger) AN ACT to allow diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmissible diseases, including appropriate vaccinations, of minors under the age of eighteen without parental consent

A.2170-B/S.4860-A (Schimel/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing expe- dited partner therapy for certain sexually transmitted infections

A.2192/S.1452 (Mosley/Golden) AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course

A.2557 (Peoples-Stokes) Statement supporting A.2557, regarding insurance coverage for annual chlamydia screenings for men and women 

A.2778/S.1081 (McDonald/Marchione) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to community based initiatives for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped - VETO memo 2013 of 2015

A.5453/S. 4712 (Barclay)/Ritchie) AN ACT to amend the public health law and penal law, in relation to synthetic cannabinoids

A.5955-B/S.2202-B (Rosenthal/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to including electronic cigarettes within provisions regulating smoking in certain public areas

A.3086 (Cook) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating a food security, empowerment and economic development program 

A.3551/S.2490 (Robinson/Sampson) AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to create a pilot program to improve physical education / physical activity programs in certain schools; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

A.4274/S.2486 (McDonald/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation to delaying the requirement that prescribers use electronic prescriptions - Chapter 13 of 2015

A.4466/S.462 (Clark/Diaz) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the abatement of lead poisoning conditions

A5164-B/S5221-A (Mayer/Carlucci) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting the use of coupons or use of a “price reduction instrument” to lower the price of certain tobacco products

A.5453 (Barclay) AN ACT to amend the public health law and penal law, in relation to synthetic cannabinoids

A.6506/S.1528 (Crespo/Klein) AN Act to amend the public health law in relation to preventing childhood obesity and related illnesses - Chapter 469 of 2015

A7154-B (Rosenthal) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting electronic cigarettes on school grounds

A.7202/S.5183 (Gunther/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the breastfeeding mother’s bill of rights - Chapter 446 of 2015

A7554/S5497 (Jaffee-Gottfried/Serino-Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the commissioner of health to collect data on the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities - VETO Memo 270 of 2015

A804 (Jaffee) AN ACT to amend the public health law, the real property law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the well water and water supply education act

S.117 (Diaz) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to encouraging immunization against against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

S.781 (Hannon) AN ACT to amend public health law, in relation to designated Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) as a communicable disease

S.1521 (Klein) AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to screening for childhood obesity and instruction in good health and reducing the incidence of obesity

S.2713 (Krueger) AN ACT to amend the education law, the insurance law and the public health law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency contraception under certain conditions

S.4188-B (Ritchie) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting electronic cigarettes on school grounds

S.5458-A (Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to diagnostic and treatment centers within retail businesses

OPPOSE

A.37(Paulin) AN ACT to amend public health law, in relation to the permitting requirements for children’s camps, and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

 

A.187/S.1196 (Abinanti/Marchione) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to notifying local officials of the occurrence of certain emergency situations

A.820/S.3564 (Englebright/Espaillat) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to farm worker protection 

A.943/S.1536 (Abinanti/Dilan) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the "philosophical exemptions to immunizations act"

 

A.4635 (Simotas) AN ACT to amend the public health law, the labor law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing notice to restaurants of any regulation changes

 

A5185/S4277 (Murray/Croci) AN ACT to amend the public health law in relation to requiring local health departments to notify volunteer fire companies upon detecting radiation

 

A.5956-C /S4327-A (Rosenthal/Hannon) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing dogs at outdoor seating areas at food service establishments - Chapter 402 of 2015

 

OTHER POSITIONS

STATEMENT OF CONCERNS: A.9521-A/S6516-A (Amedore) AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to reporting of opioid overdose data; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof


 

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS OF NY 2015-16 STATE BUDGET PRIORITIES

Support an Increase in State Aid for General Public Health Work to Maintain Local Capacity for Public Health Services

How a 2% Increase to State Aid for General Public Health Work Helps

Oppose Reductions, Consolidation and Restructuring of Aid to Localities Categorical Public Health Funding

Support Reforms to the Preschool Program for Children with Special Needs

Support for the Healthy Teeth Amendment


2013-2014 Session

2014 Priorities

Increase Article Six State Aid Formula to Ameliorate Administrative Cuts

Revenue Offset Impact and State Aid for General Public Health Work 2013 Claim Trends

Local Health Departments - What We Are, What We Do


2013-2014 Session - Positions on Current Legislation

Text in violet indicates bill status at end of 2014 Legislative SessionText in red following description indicates legislation signed into law

Support - A.420 / S.1494 Legislation to amend the education, insurance and public health law in relation to providing for the dispensing of emergency contraceptives under certain circumstances Status: Bill amended to A-version, Health Committee, Both Houses

Support - A.450 / S.464 Legislation to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting smoking in certain outdoor areas Status: Bill amended to B-version, Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Support A.497-A / S.3134-A Legislation in relation to providing medical care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent's or guardian's consent Status: Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Support A.766 / S.789 Legislation in relation to encouraging immunization against human papillomavirus (HPV) Status: Bill not active 2014 session
 
Support - A1090-B/S1709-B Legislation requiring insurance coverage for the influenza vaccine in certain circumstances Status: Insurance Committee, Both Houses
 
Support A.3080 / S.22 Legislation relating to abatement of lead poisoning conditions Status: Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Support A.3627 / S.135 Legislation creating pilot programs to improve physical education and activity in certain schools Status: Education Committee, Both Houses
 
Support - A.3703 / S.2070 Legislation to amend the public health law, in relation to raising the level of immunity of children against meningococcal disease Status: Assembly Codes Committee, Senate Health Committee
 
Support A.4001 / S.2796 Legislation in relation to creating a food security, empowerment and economic development program Status: Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Health Committee
 
Support S.3856 Legislation to expand insurance coverage for out-of-network flu shots Status: Senate Insurance Committee
 
Support A.2517 / S.2437 Legislation in relation to screening for childhood obesity and instruction in good health and reducing the incidence of obesity Status: Assembly Education Committee, Passed Senate
 
Support - A.2824 Legislation in relation to allocating monies for dental health services in the Medicaid managed care program, the child health insurance program and the family health plus program Status: Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Support - A.4194/S.6143  Legislation to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a bicycle and pedestrian safety to the pre-licensing driver's education course Status: Assembly Transportation Committee, Passed Senate
 
Support - A.5322 / S.2374 Legislation in relation to combating the incident of adult and child obesity, establishing a community gardens task force and encouraging direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas with high incidence of adult and child obesity Status: Amended, Agriculture Committee, Both Houses
 
Support A5441/S5379 Legislation in relation to banning the sale, distribution and use of synthetic cannabinoids Status: Assembly Health Committee - Held for Consideration, Senate Health Committee
 
Support - A6628/S2438 Legislation in relation to combatting the incidence of adult and childhood obesity and encouraging the direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables through improved interagency coordination Signed Law, Chapter 530 of the Laws of 2013
 
Support A7734-A/S4528-A Legislation in relation to expanding access to the statewide immunization information system. Signed Chapter 154 of the Laws of 2013
 
Support - A8001 S4414 Requires Reporting of CRE as a Communicable Disease Status: Assembly Health Committee, Passed Senate
 
Support - A8178-A/S6562 Legislation in relation to including electronic cigarettes within provisions regulating smoking in certain public areas Status: Referred to Assembly Codes, Amended to C-version, Senate Health Committee, Amended to A-version
 
Support A8637-B/ S6477-B Legislation in relation to use of opioid antagonists Signed Chapter 42 of the Laws of 2014
 
Support S7139 Legislation to amend the public health law, in relation to the registration of vendors of electronic cigarettes Status: Passed Senate
 
Support -  A9108 Legislation in relation to creating a Municipal Art 28 category Status: Assembly Health Committee
 
Support A9299/S7027-B Legislation to to amend the public health law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale of liquid nicotine to minors Status: Passed both houses, awaiting delivery to governor as of 12/15/14
 
Support -  A9347 S7348 Support required meningoccocal vaccination Status: Health Committee, Both Houses

Support -  A9487 S7290 TNR of Feral Cats Status: Passed Assembly, Senate Agriculture Committee

Support - A9561 S7253  Adult Immunization Registry Signed Chapter 420 of the Laws of 2014

Oppose - A.535 / S.2754 Legislation to mandate local health officials to report to elected officials during public health emergencies Status: Passed Assembly, Senate Health
 
OpposeA2193-D/S1015-E Legislation in relating to mandating the regulation of single-use day camps and preemption of local fees Status: Assembly Ways and Means - Held for Consideration, Senate Health
 
Oppose - A2650 Legislation to amend the public health law, the labor law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing notice to restaurants of any regulation changes Status: Assembly Health Committee
 
Oppose A.2689 Legislation in relation to expanding religious exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students Status: Assembly Health Committee
 
Oppose - A5028/S5031 Legislation to amend the public health law, in relation to farm worker protection Status: Assembly Ways and Means - Held for Consideration, Senate Health Committee
 
Oppose - A.6359 / S.3934 Legislation in relation to enacting the "philosophical exemption to immunizations act" Status: Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Oppose - A5174-A/S3478-A Legislation in relation to providing coverage for "long-term" medical care for Lyme disease and other tick-borne related illnesses Status: Health Committee, Both Houses
 
Oppose - A6357C/S4406C Legislation to amend the public health law, the tax law, the general business law and the penal law, in relation to medical use of marihuana Signed Chapter 90 of the Laws of 2014
 
Oppose - A6432/S4759 Legislation in relation to requiring counties to maintain a registry of people of all ages with disabilities for the purpose of evacuating and sheltering such persons during disasters Status: Assembly Enacting Clause Stricken, Senate Finance Committee
 
Oppose - A7558-B/S7854 Legislation in relation to the identification, charging, reporting and investigation of charges of professional misconduct by health care professionals Status: Delivered to Governor
 
Oppose A8316-B Legislation in relation to changes to the Early Intervention payment model Status: Passed Assembly
 
Oppose - A8816-A Legislation mandating counties to maintain a registry of people of all ages with disabilities for the purpose of evacuating and sheltering such persons during disasters Status: Passed Assembly
 
Oppose S4406C  Legislation to amend the public health law, the tax law, the general business law and the penal law, in relation to medical use of marihuana Status: Amended, Senate Rules Committee
 
Oppose - S4889 Legislation to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring the production of a photographic image of each violation of a local law, ordinance or code relating to sanitation Status: Senate Local Government Committee
 

 

Signed into Law


2013 Budget Priorities 

Dear Legislator Letter

 


2012 Session - Final

  • Support - S.2917-A/ A.1074-B Legislation to ban the use of indoor tanning facilities by minor (Amended version passed that prohibits tanning for those ages sixteen and under, requires parental consent for seventeen year olds) - Signed into law, Chapter 105
  • Support - S.6500/A.9381 Legislation to require general hospitals treating newborns to offer parents, persons in parental relation, and caregivers Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations - Signed into law, Chapter 215
  • Support - A6301-B/A3808-A Legislation that would make permanent current provisions allowing licensed pharmacists to administer certain vaccines and medications required for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis to adults. (Amended version passed which added administration of zoster vaccine only, with patient specific standing order) - Signed into law, Chapter 116
  • Support - A.2360-A/S.98-A Legislation to require educational materials to be provided to parents encouraging them to vaccinate their children against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Support with Reservations - A.2922-S.425 Legislation to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids
  • Support - A.300-A/S.6097 Legislation to establish a moratorium on disposal of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing
  • Support - A.343/S384 Legislation to allow diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, including appropriate vaccinations, of minors under the age of eighteen without parental consent
  • Support - A.671 Legislation to require a public education program on the potential health hazards associated with well water
  • Support - A.8231-B/S.5069-D Legislation to amend the public health law, in relation to raising the level of immunity of children against meningococcal disease
  • Support - A.85/S.892  Legislation to amend the education law, the insurance law and the public health law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency contraception under certain circumstances
  • Support - A.9040-A/S.5915-C Legislation to require monitoring by DEC of water contamination throughout the state and notification of such contamination by the State Department of Health
  • Support - A.9044 Legislation to restrict the sale of E-cigarettes to minors
  • Support - S.323/A.1008 Legislation to amend the civil practice law and rules, the criminal procedure law and the executive law, in relation to the use in evidence of the fact of possession of a condom
  • Support - S.6717/A.8913 Legislation to amend the public health law and penal law, in relation to synthetic cannabinoids
  • Oppose - A.592 Legislation that would weaken inquiries to parents claiming religious exemption for mandatory immunization for students
  • Oppose - A.8128-C Legislation to require the department of health to establish a food service establishment grading system
  • Oppose - S7280 Legislation to restrict the definition of student for the purposes of complying with immunization requirements for attendance/enrollment at post-secondary school
  • Oppose - A7121A/S7358 Legislation that would institute mandated reporting requirements on county health commissioners in a public health emergency 

2012 Association Priorities


2011 Session - Final

2011 Association Priorities


 

 

 


 

 

 
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