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S07511 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary to implement the women's agenda; requires health insurance policies to include coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products, as well as voluntary sterilization procedures, contraceptive education and counseling, and related follow up services; prohibits a health insurance policy from imposing any cost-sharing requirements or other restrictions or delays with respect to this coverage (Part A); revises provisions of law relating to abortion and repeals certain provisions (Part B); establishes the maternal mortality review board which shall review maternal deaths to assess the cause and factors leading to such deaths (Part C); relates to appointees to the state board for medicine, requiring one to be an expert on reducing health disparities among demographic subgroups, and one to be an expert on women's health (Part D); relates to the possession of weapons by domestic violence offenders (Part E); establishes the new crimes of sexual extortion in the first, second and third degrees; grants concurrent jurisdiction to family court and criminal courts (Part F); extends the time of storage of forensic rape kits by hospitals to not less than the longer of five years or the date the alleged sexual offense victim reaches the age of nineteen and repeals certain provisions relating thereto (Part G); expands the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions (Part H); enacts comprehensive sexual harassment policies for New York state, including, requiring contractors that do business with the state to annually report the number of sexual harassment violations, prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses based upon sexual harassment, individual liability for sexual harassment, prohibiting entering into confidential settlements, establishing a unit to receive and investigate sexual harassment claims, and enacting uniform standards for sexual harassment policies for all branches of state and local governments (Part I); creates a work group to create a report on computer science education standards (Part J); relates to the creation of the "Be Aware, Be Informed" awareness, prevention and education program (Part K); provides free feminine hygiene products in the restrooms of public schools for grades six through twelve (Part L); and relates to standards requiring assembly group A occupancies and mercantile group M occupancies to have diaper changing stations available for use by both male and female occupants (Part M).
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