Authorizes the commissioner of health to make grants to not-for-profit organizations and elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools to be used to help pay for the costs of conducting local blood drives.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of health to make grants to be used for the costs of conducting a local blood donation drive
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: Provides grants to encourage community blood drives.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends Public Health Law § 3100 to allow the Health Commissioner to make grants, within amounts appropriated, to not-for-profit organizations and elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools to help pay for the costs of conducting a local blood donation drive.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill would create a program of grants to help community groups and schools run blood drives. When community organizations or schools conduct blood drives, the blood bank generally pays for the cost of the blood collection itself. But the blood banks do not pay for promotional activities such as mailings to an organization's members, or the cost of the space if this cost exists.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.1179/A.2155 - Referred to Rules/Passed the Assembly 2009-10: S.6103/A.2358 - Passed both Houses, Vetoed Memo 6716 2007-08: A.4608 - Reported to Ways and Means 2005-06: A.5494 - Passed Assembly 2004-05: A.6746 - Passed Assembly 2003-04: A.6746 - Reported to Rules Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Grants would be determined by annual appropriation.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3190 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 31, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of health to make grants to be used for the costs of conducting a local blood donation drive THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3100 of the public health law is amended to read as follows: S 3100. Human blood and its derivatives; collection, processing, stor- age and distribution; general powers of commissioner. 1. The commis- sioner is hereby authorized: (a) to establish, equip, maintain and conduct a suitable program to collect, process, store and distribute human blood, and the various human blood derivatives including special therapeutic and diagnostic serums, which are deemed of value in the treatment of sick and injured persons, and the prevention of certain diseases; (b) to carry out such educational and research activities as he OR SHE may deem necessary in connection with said program;
[and](c) TO MAKE GRANTS, WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE, TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS TO BE USED TO HELP PAY FOR THE COSTS OF CONDUCTING A LOCAL BLOOD DONATION DRIVE; AND (D) to establish necessary rules and regulations to effect the purpose of this article. 2. The commissioner may conduct such program solely as a state activ- ity, or in cooperation with such institutions, hospitals or municipal corporations as he OR SHE may select, on such terms as may be agreed upon. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01596-01-3