The New York State Assembly Health Committee has A01468 on its meeting agenda for this coming Tuesday, 1/25, at 12 noon. If the bill is favorably reported out of committee, it will then go to the full Assembly for a vote – where the identical bill passed unanimously last year! It did not become law only because the Senate version never got out of the Senate Health Committee last year.
Here is the bill memo and text: Bills
While we probably have a better chance of stopping this in the NYS Senate, we still need to try and stop it at the Assembly level.
We would normally be asking for snail mail, because that would seem to be more effective than emails, due to the shortness of notice for Tuesday, we are asking members to send either emails or better yet faxes, and even more importantly, to please find some time on Monday and/or Tuesday morning to make phone calls, if not to all of the committee members, then at least to the Chair and one or two others.
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