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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, injections or injectable, or 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, injections or injectable, or 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 implement a public information and outreach campaign regarding medically unnecessary treatments or interventions in infants born with intersex traits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create informational resources that may be distributed when an infant is born with intersex traits—that is, a person born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of male or female. DOHMH would design the resources for parents and/or guardians as well as medical practitioners. The materials would specifically address important considerations when deciding whether medical intervention may be safely delayed until the infant is older and can voice thoughts about the procedure.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1748-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to implement a public information and outreach campaign regarding medically unnecessary treatments or interventions in infants born with intersex traits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create informational resources that may be distributed when an infant is born with intersex traits—that is, a person born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of male or female. DOHMH would design the resources for parents and/or guardians as well as medical practitioners. The materials would specifically address important considerations when deciding whether medical intervention may be safely delayed until the infant is older and can voice thoughts about the procedure.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1828-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Establishing a committee on female genital mutilation and cutting, and technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish a 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 director or a designee, would be responsible for preparing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at preventing and eliminating the practice of FGM/C among individuals and communities in the City. The mayor or a designee would appoint committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The committee would be required to meet a minimum of four times per year and to submit an annual report detailing its activities to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1828-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Establishing a committee on female genital mutilation and cutting, and technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish a 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 director or a designee, would be responsible for preparing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at preventing and eliminating the practice of FGM/C among individuals and communities in the City. The mayor or a designee would appoint committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The committee would be required to meet a minimum of four times per year and to submit an annual report detailing its activities to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2064-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Creation of an advisory board for gender 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 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 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 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 sex-selective abortion bans that 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 sex-selective abortion bans that perpetuate racial stereotypes and undermine access to care.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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