Bill Text: NY S01557 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates a temporary state commission to study and make recommendations concerning the incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in New York city.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-27 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01557 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01557-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1557
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KRUEGER, SAVINO -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Finance
        AN  ACT  to create a temporary state commission to study and make recom-
          mendations concerning the incidence of asthma in the  borough  of  the
          Bronx in New York city
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. A temporary state commission is hereby created to study and
     2  make recommendations relating to the incidence of asthma in the  borough
     3  of  the  Bronx in New York, which has the highest incidence of asthma in
     4  the state. The commission will place particular  emphasis  on  youth  in
     5  communities  with an unemployment rate exceeding one hundred twenty-five
     6  percent of the statewide level.
     7    § 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
     8  follows: five shall be appointed by the governor; two shall be appointed
     9  by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority  leader
    10  of the senate; and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
    11  and  one  by  the  minority  leader  of the assembly. The members of the
    12  commission shall serve at  the  pleasure  of  the  official  making  the
    13  appointment  of such member. Of the five members appointed by the gover-
    14  nor, one shall be from the department of health and one  shall  be  from
    15  the department of environmental conservation. The remaining nine members
    16  of the commission must reside in a city with a population of one million
    17  or  more.  Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled
    18  in the manner provided for  original  appointments.  Membership  on  the
    19  commission shall not constitute a public office. A chairperson and vice-
    20  chairperson  of  the  commission  shall  be elected by a majority of its
    21  members, all members being present.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00163-01-9

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     1    § 3. The members of the commission shall receive no  compensation  for
     2  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
     3  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
     4    §  4. The commission may meet within and without the state, shall hold
     5  at least one public hearing each quarter, and shall have all the  powers
     6  of a legislative committee pursuant to the legislative law.
     7    §  5.  The commission shall make a report of its findings and make any
     8  recommendations it may deem necessary and appropriate to  the  governor,
     9  the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no
    10  later than one year after the effective date of this act.
    11    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
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