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A04426 Summary:

BILL NOA04426
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08716
 
SPONSORCusick
 
COSPNSRRozic, Thiele, Otis, Abinanti, Seawright
 
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Blake, Cook, Galef, Gottfried, Gunther, Joyner, Magee, McDonald, McDonough, Miller B, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Pichardo, Solages, Walker
 
Add 264, Pub Health L
 
Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign.
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A04426 Actions:

BILL NOA04426
 
02/02/2017referred to health
04/25/2017reported referred to ways and means
05/23/2017reported
05/25/2017advanced to third reading cal.518
06/19/2017passed assembly
06/19/2017delivered to senate
06/19/2017REFERRED TO RULES
01/03/2018DIED IN SENATE
01/03/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/03/2018ordered to third reading cal.331
03/19/2018passed assembly
03/19/2018delivered to senate
03/19/2018REFERRED TO HEALTH
06/04/2018SUBSTITUTED FOR S8716
06/04/20183RD READING CAL.1515
06/04/2018PASSED SENATE
06/04/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A04426 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4426
 
SPONSOR: Cusick (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to a physical fitness and activity education campaign   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would establish a New York State Physical Fitness and Activity Education Campaign.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Legislative intent - this campaign would encourage physical activity which will improve the fitness of the people of NYS and will complement existing programs administered by the department of health that develop and promote nutrition and wellness activities. Section 2 - Amends the public health law by adding a new section 264. Section 3 - Effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):   JUSTIFICATION: Cornell University experts estimate that obesity costs the United States an estimated $117 billion annually and results in the premature death of approximately 300,000 people a year. Although tobacco has a higher death toll because lung cancer can kill more quickly than obesity, the long term health problems and costs resulting from obesity are far greater. According to a recent economic report, obese Americans spend more on health care and medications than smokers. This is in large part because extra weight can result in the same increase of chronic health problems as does twenty years of aging. Obesity is associated with numerous health problems and increases the risk for hypertension, heart disease, cancer, asthma, depression, sleep apnea, Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, gallbladder disease, pregnancy compli- cations, back pain and spinal cord injuries. In the past 25 years, the prevalence of obesity has dramatically increased. In an effort to combat this growing problem, this legislation creates the New York Physical Fitness and Activity Education Campaign. The Campaign's mission is to increase awareness regarding the problems associated with obesity and to promote, recreational and physical fitness activities within the State of New York.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016: A.9356: Passed Assembly. 2015: A.7022/S.2336 - Vetoed, Memo 194; 2014: A.9403/S.7000 - Vetoed, Memo 520.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This shall take effect immediately.
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A04426 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4426
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 2, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CUSICK, ROZIC, THIELE, GRAF, OTIS, ABINANTI --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ARROYO,  BLAKE,  COOK,  FITZPATRICK,
          GALEF,  GOTTFRIED,  GUNTHER, JOYNER, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, McDONALD, McDO-
          NOUGH, B. MILLER, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PICHARDO, SOLAGES, WALKER  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to a physical fitness
          and activity education campaign
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby determines  that
     2  a public awareness and educational campaign to encourage physical activ-
     3  ity  will improve the fitness of the people of the state of New York and
     4  lead to a lifetime of good health. This campaign will complement  exist-
     5  ing  programs  administered by the department of health that develop and
     6  promote nutrition and wellness activities that enhance  the  quality-of-
     7  life for children and adults.
     8    §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 264 to
     9  read as follows:
    10    §  264.  New  York  state  physical  fitness  and  activity  education
    11  campaign.  1.  A  New York state physical fitness and activity education
    12  campaign is hereby established under the administration of  the  commis-
    13  sioner  for  the  purpose  of  promoting  physical  fitness and activity
    14  through the development and implementation of  a  public  education  and
    15  outreach campaign.
    16    2.  The  campaign  will  focus  on  increasing public awareness of the
    17  importance of physical fitness and activity and its corresponding health
    18  benefits. The campaign will increase public awareness through the use of
    19  social and mass media, including internet, radio, and print  advertising
    20  to  promote  this  message.  The campaign will also identify and recruit
    21  individuals to serve as visible,  public  ambassadors  to  promote  this
    22  message. Such ambassadors may include professional and amateur athletes,
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00517-01-7

        A. 4426                             2
 
     1  fitness  experts,  and  celebrity  advocates from media, music and other
     2  entertainment mediums.
     3    3.  The  campaign  will be state-wide, and focus on promoting physical
     4  fitness and activity for the following populations:  seniors; youth; and
     5  other high-risk populations.
     6    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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