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Meeting Name: Committee on Women and Gender Equity Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/28/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
Jointly with the Committee on Health
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T2020-6745 *   Oversight - Sexual and Reproductive Rights in New York CityOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2020-6745 *   Oversight - Sexual and Reproductive Rights in New York CityOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1625-2019 *Carlina Rivera  Proposed Int. No. 1625-ARequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to make available FDA-approved methods of non-surgical contraception and long-acting reversible contraception at its health centers, health stations, health clinics and other health facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to make available FDA-approved methods of non-surgical contraception, as well as long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which includes, but is not limited to, intrauterine devices and subdermal contraceptive implants. DOHMH would be required to make non-surgical contraception and LARC available at health centers, health stations, health clinics and other health facilities operated or maintained by DOHMH which also offer services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. DOHMH would also be required to offer cultural competency trainings to its employees.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1625-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to make available FDA-approved methods of non-surgical contraception and long-acting reversible contraception at its health centers, health stations, health clinics and other health facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to make available FDA-approved methods of non-surgical contraception, as well as long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which includes, but is not limited to, intrauterine devices and subdermal contraceptive implants. DOHMH would be required to make non-surgical contraception and LARC available at health centers, health stations, health clinics and other health facilities operated or maintained by DOHMH which also offer services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. DOHMH would also be required to offer cultural competency trainings to its employees.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1662-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Training and inspections regarding lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide mandatory annual training to staff at locations required to make lactation rooms available, including protocols for providing access to the rooms and cleaning and maintaining them. In addition, the Department would be required to inspect the lactation rooms at least quarterly for cleanliness, safety and accessibility.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1662-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Training and inspections regarding lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide mandatory annual training to staff at locations required to make lactation rooms available, including protocols for providing access to the rooms and cleaning and maintaining them. In addition, the Department would be required to inspect the lactation rooms at least quarterly for cleanliness, safety and accessibility.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1748-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to conduct a public information and outreach campaign regarding medically unnecessary treatments or interventions on individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a public information and outreach campaign regarding the provision of medically unnecessary treatments and interventions performed on individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics. As part of this campaign, DOHMH would create and distribute educational materials and resources for parents and guardians of individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics, for medical practitioners, and for community partners. The department would consult with individuals and organizations with expertise in intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics, including individuals who are intersex or have variations in sex characteristics, in the development of such public information and outreach campaign.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1748-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to conduct a public information and outreach campaign regarding medically unnecessary treatments or interventions on individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a public information and outreach campaign regarding the provision of medically unnecessary treatments and interventions performed on individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics. As part of this campaign, DOHMH would create and distribute educational materials and resources for parents and guardians of individuals born with intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics, for medical practitioners, and for community partners. The department would consult with individuals and organizations with expertise in intersex traits or variations in sex characteristics, including individuals who are intersex or have variations in sex characteristics, in the development of such public information and outreach campaign.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1828-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Establishing an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting and making technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) within the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV). The committee, headed by the ENDGBV commissioner or their designee, would make recommendations to engage communities and agencies in decreasing, with the goal of eventually eliminating, the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in the city, and would identify supportive community-based and culturally-responsive resources for people who have undergone female genital mutilation and cutting. The mayor or their designee would appoint advisory committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The advisory committee would be required to meet a minimum of two times per year for two years, after which time ENDGBV would assess the continued need for such advisory committee. ENDGBV would also be required to report on the advisory committee’s activities in its annual report, or if the advisory committee were dissolved, continue to include a description of the office’s work in relation to FGM/C in its annual report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1828-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Establishing an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting and making technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) within the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV). The committee, headed by the ENDGBV commissioner or their designee, would make recommendations to engage communities and agencies in decreasing, with the goal of eventually eliminating, the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in the city, and would identify supportive community-based and culturally-responsive resources for people who have undergone female genital mutilation and cutting. The mayor or their designee would appoint advisory committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The advisory committee would be required to meet a minimum of two times per year for two years, after which time ENDGBV would assess the continued need for such advisory committee. ENDGBV would also be required to report on the advisory committee’s activities in its annual report, or if the advisory committee were dissolved, continue to include a description of the office’s work in relation to FGM/C in its annual report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2064-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Creation of an advisory board for gender and racial equity in hospitals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create an advisory board to study gender equity in healthcare and inequities related to gender at hospitals in New York city, and to analyze factors and social determinants leading to such inequities. The advisory board would consist of a multi-disciplinary panel of representatives and be required to submit a report including recommendations for addressing and eliminating such inequities by December 1, 2021, and December 1 annually thereafter.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2064-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Creation of an advisory board for gender and racial equity in hospitals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create an advisory board to study gender equity in healthcare and inequities related to gender at hospitals in New York city, and to analyze factors and social determinants leading to such inequities. The advisory board would consist of a multi-disciplinary panel of representatives and be required to submit a report including recommendations for addressing and eliminating such inequities by December 1, 2021, and December 1 annually thereafter.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2144-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal PreconsideredCulturally competent training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education, the Department of Health, the Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and service providers who work with families and contract with such agencies conduct culturally competent training for all staff on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation and cutting, including with regard to information on resources for individuals who have undergone physical or psychological trauma.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2144-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Culturally competent training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education, the Department of Health, the Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and service providers who work with families and contract with such agencies conduct culturally competent training for all staff on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation and cutting, including with regard to information on resources for individuals who have undergone physical or psychological trauma.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 0919-2019 *Diana I. Ayala  Calling on the Federal Government to dismiss the change to Title X funding, specifically to prohibit recipients from using Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0919-2019 *Diana I. Ayala  Calling on the Federal Government to dismiss the change to Title X funding, specifically to prohibit recipients from using Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0920-2019 *Margaret S. Chin  Support a woman’s right to abortion, and to oppose a ban on sex-selective abortions, which perpetuate racial stereotypes and undermine access to care.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0920-2019 *Margaret S. Chin  Support a woman’s right to abortion, and to oppose a ban on sex-selective abortions, which perpetuate racial stereotypes and undermine access to care.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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