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A03712 Summary:

BILL NOA03712
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Gottfried, Galef
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Glick, Paulin
 
Amd §201, Pub Health L
 
Provides for authority of the department of health to engage in or support research on the health effects of artificial night light.
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A03712 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3712
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to research relating to the health effects of artificial night light   PURPOSE: This bill expands the powers and duties of the department of health to engage in and support research into the health effects of artificial night light.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 1 of section 201 of the public health law is by adding a new paragraph (t). Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Artificial lighting is a suspected contributor to a wide variety of human health problems. The most serious connection concerns the inhibi- tion of the nocturnal production of melatonin because of constant expo- sure to artificial night lighting. This legislation will enable the department of health to study this and other possible effects of exces- sive night lighting on human health.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A.2960 - Referred to Health 2017-18: A.3519 - Reported to Ways and Means; S.3754 - Referred to Health 2015-16: A.572 - Reported to Ways and Means; S.3107 - Referred to Health 2013-14: A.263 - Reported to Ways and Means; S.5304 - Referred to Health 2011-12: A.1833 - Reported to Ways and Means   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.
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A03712 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3712
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 28, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, GALEF --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GLICK, PAULIN --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Health
 
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to research relating
          to the health effects of artificial night light

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 201 of the public health law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (t) to read as follows:
     3    (t) engage in and/or support research into the health effects of arti-
     4  ficial night light including but not limited to research  on  indicators
     5  that  exposure  to  light  at night may be associated with the increased
     6  risk of developing breast cancer by  suppressing  the  normal  nocturnal
     7  production of melatonin by the pineal gland, within funds made available
     8  for  such  purposes  including research funds from non-state, public and
     9  private sources;
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00883-01-1
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