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Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2951 - Create public health campaign on childhood obesity
Summary:Would create a public health campaign about health risks to overweight and underweight children.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D)
Status:
As of 5/9/2012: Set on Assembly calendar, laid out for discussion, laid aside, ie returned to committee for further study
As of 5/9/2012: Set on Assembly calendar, laid out for discussion, laid aside
As of 5/7/2012: Reported out of Committee on Ways and Means, advanced to third reading
As of 5/1/2012: Committee meeting set for Ways and Means
As of 2/9/2012: Reported out of Committee on Health, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 1/30/2012: Bill recommitted to Committee on Health
As of 1/30/2012: Bill amended
As of 1/9/2012: Failed to advance, referred to Committee on Health
As of 5/25/2011: Reported and referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 5/23/2011: Committee meeting set for Committee on Health
As of 5/14/2011: Recommitted to Committee on Health
As of 5/14/2011: Bill amended in committee
As of 1/26/2011: Introduced and referred to Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 274 - Concurrent jurisdiction over retail food establishments and farmers' markets
Summary:Would grant the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene concurrent jurisdiction with the Department of Agriculture over retail food establishments and farmers' markets. Would allow the Department of Health to apply regulations such as the sugary beverage restrictions, menu labeling, and trans fat bans to the aforementioned establishments.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D)
Status:
As of 1/10/2013: Prefiled, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 1869 - Regarding insurance premiums and wellness programs
Summary:Would amend the insurance law, in relation to making actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums in return for an enrollee's or insured's participation in a bona fide wellness program.
Sponsor(s):Senator William J. Larkin Jr (R)
Status:
As of 1/17/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Insurance

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2374 - Omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act
Summary:Would establish a community gardens task force; encourage direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables; screen for childhood obesity; promote the availability of certain foods and beverages in schools;regulate the use of artificial trans fats; require posting nutritional information on the food products served; include weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program; restrict sale and lease of playground space; and address wellness in curriculum.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D)
Status:
As of 1/18/2013: Read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 3144 - Kitchen incubator/shared-use kitchen facilities
Summary:Would establish a small business kitchen incubator/shared-use kitchen program, to award grants, on a competitive basis in response to request-for-proposals, to local development corporations, municipalities, educational institutions, and other not-for-profit organizations for the costs involved in starting or expanding a kitchen incubator/shared-use kitchen facility.
Sponsor(s):Senator Liz Krueger (D)
Status:
As of 5/20/2013: Recommitted to Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
As of 5/20/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 2/4/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2893 - Inclusion of weight control programs
Summary:Would include weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach programs and allow incentives for weight control and wellness programs by businesses and insurance companies.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo (D)
Status:
As of 12/9/2013: Delivered to the Governor
As of 5/30/2013: Substituted for SB 2439, passed by Senate, returned to Assembly
As of 5/8/2013: Passed by House, transmitted to Senate, referred to Committee on Finance
As of 5/3/2013: Set on floor calendar for May 7, 2013
As of 5/1/2013: First report to calendar
As of 4/29/2013: Committee meeting scheduled for April 30, 2013
As of 2/8/2013: Passed by committee and referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/2/2013: Committee meeting set for February 5, 2013
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2880 - Task force on occupational wellness
Summary:Would establish a task force to study and evaluate the existing state of employees' health and ascertain if the health of employees can be improved by employers implementing an occupational wellness program.
Sponsor(s):Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D)
Status:
As of 1/29/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 3215 - Office of nutrition and fitness
Summary:Would create in the executive department of an office of nutrition and fitness with staff and skills requisite to act as the governor's agent in developing and implementing healthy nutrition and fitness programs, to assure the proper implementation and administration of such programs, and to assist the governor and direct and coordinate the state's efforts with regard to overall nutrition and fitness and the prevention of obesity.
Sponsor(s):Senator Kevin S. Parker (D)
Status:
As of 2/6/2013: Read twice, referred to Committee on Finance

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 5322 - Omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act
Summary:Would establish a community gardens task force; encourage direct marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables; screen for childhood obesity; promote the availability of certain foods and beverages in schools;regulate the use of artificial trans fats; require posting nutritional information on the food products served; include weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach program; restrict sale and lease of playground space; and address wellness in curriculum.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo (D)
Status:
As of 2/27/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 5302 - Regarding insurance premiums and wellness programs
Summary:Would amend the insurance law, in relation to making actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums in return for an enrollee's or insured's participation in a bona fide wellness program.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D)
Status:
As of 2/27/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Insurance

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 6040 - Information regarding overweight and underweight children
Summary:Would require the Department of Health to disseminate information regarding the health risks to children who become overweight or underweight.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D)
Status:
As of 4/24/2013: April 16, 2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 4/22/2013: Committee meeting set
As of 3/18/2013: Introduced, read once, referred to Committee on Health

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 6189 - Healthy living credit
Summary:Would provide a tax credit for qualified expenses relating to healthy living; provides such credit shall equal, up to one thousand dollars, the amount paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year for qualified expenses relating to healthy living.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman James Tedisco (R)
Status:
As of 3/20/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Ways and Means

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2439 - Inclusion of weight control programs
Summary:Would include weight control in the health care and wellness education and outreach programs and allow incentives for weight control and wellness programs by businesses and insurance companies.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D)
Status:
As of 9/23/2013: Introduced on January 17, 2013; substituted by HB 2893 on May 29, 2013

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2374 - Amedning the public health law
Summary:Would amend the public health law, in relation to regulating the use of artificial trans fats and requiring food service facilities to post or provide nutritional information on the food products served. Would amend the law to include certain respiratory diseases and obesity within disease management demonstration programs, to include the collection and reporting of obesity data, and to include directing the health research science board to study respiratory diseases and obesity, and childhood obesity prev
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey Klein (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.