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.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A7245
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 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.
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:
2003: A.6746 - reported to Rules Committee;
2004: A.6746 - passed Assembly
2005-06: A.5494 - passed Assembly
2007-08: A.4608 - reported to Ways and Means
2009-10: A.2358 - veto memo 6716
2011: A.2155 - reported to Ways and Means;
2012: A.2155 - passed Assembly
2014: A.4468 - Passed Assembly
2015: A. 375 - Vetoed memo 188
2017: A2381 passed Assembly; Senate Health
2018: A2381 vetoed memo 273
2019: A1151 Passed Assembly / Senate Health
2020: A1151 Passed Assembly / Senate Health
2022: A246 referred to health
Grants would be determined by annual appropriation.