Authorizes the commissioner of health to make grants to not-for-profit organizations and elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools to be used to help pay for the costs of conducting local blood drives.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2381
SPONSOR: Gottfried (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
authorizing the commissioner of health to make grants to be used for the
costs of conducting a local blood donation drive
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides grants to encourage community blood drives.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends Public Health Law . 3100 to allow the Health Commissioner to make
grants, within amounts appropriated, to not-for-profit organizations and
elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools to help pay for the
costs of conducting a local blood donation drive.
This bill would create a program of grants to help community groups and
schools run blood drives. When community organizations or schools
conduct blood drives, the blood bank generally pays for-the cost of the
blood collection itself. But the blood banks do not pay for promotional
activities such as mailings to an organization's members, or the cost of
the space if this cost exists.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003: A.6746 - reported to Rules Committee;
2004: A.6746 - passed Assembly
2005-06: A.5494 - passed Assembly
2007-08: A.4608 - reported to Ways and Means
2009-10: A.2358 - veto memo 6716
2011: A.2155 - reported to Ways and Means;
2012: A.2155 - passed Assembly
2014: A.4468 - Passed Assembly
2015: A. 375 - Vetoed memo 188
Grants would be determined by annual appropriation.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
January 18, 2017
Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, PAULIN, SCHIMMINGER, ORTIZ,
JAFFEE, SKOUFIS, SEPULVEDA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
CARROLL, COLTON, GALEF, HOOPER, MOSLEY, PERRY, RIVERA, SOLAGES -- read
once and referred to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the
commissioner of health to make grants to be used for the costs of
conducting a local blood donation drive
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 3100 of the public health law is amended to read as
3 § 3100. Human blood and its derivatives; collection, processing, stor-
4 age and distribution; general powers of commissioner. 1. The commis-
5 sioner is hereby authorized:
6 (a) to establish, equip, maintain and conduct a suitable program to
7 collect, process, store and distribute human blood, and the various
8 human blood derivatives including special therapeutic and diagnostic
9 serums, which are deemed of value in the treatment of sick and injured
10 persons, and the prevention of certain diseases;
11 (b) to carry out such educational and research activities as he or she
12 may deem necessary in connection with said program; [and]
13 (c) to make grants, within amounts appropriated for this purpose, to
14 not-for-profit organizations and elementary, secondary and postsecondary
15 schools to be used to help pay for the costs of conducting a local blood
16 donation drive; and
17 (d) to establish necessary rules and regulations to effect the purpose
18 of this article.
19 2. The commissioner may conduct such program solely as a state activ-
20 ity, or in cooperation with such institutions, hospitals or municipal
21 corporations as he or she may select, on such terms as may be agreed
23 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.