Bill S1523-2013

Authorizes and directs the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers

Authorizes and directs the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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BILL NUMBER:S1523

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing and directing the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities

PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes and directs the New York State Department of Health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Requires the Department of Health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers. The Department is required to report within one year from the effective date of this legislation to the Governor and Legislature its' findings, conclusions and legislative proposals.

JUSTIFICATION: The towers needed to facilitate cell phone communication have caused a great deal of concern. There are numerous stories detailing the potential negative effects of exposure to the electromagnetic radiation produced by cellular towers and facilities. To date, the New York Department of Health has not performed a study on the possible long and short term effects of radio frequency energy.

This legislation charges the Department to perform a study of the effects and report back to the Legislature and the Governor on its' findings, conclusions and legislative proposals

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.954 of 2011/12 (Senate Health Committee).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1523 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT in relation to authorizing and directing the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The department of health shall study, examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning potential health hazards resulting from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted by cellular telephone towers and facilities. Such department shall report the findings, conclusions and recommendations of such study to the governor and the legislature on or before one year after the effective date of this act, and shall submit with its report such legislative proposals as it deems necessary to implement its recommendations. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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