New York Reproductive Health Care Facilities Access Act (A 182)

This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018

This law is Pro–Choice


New York


A 182


Failed to Pass


Jan 7, 2015


Buffer Zones, Bubble Zones, and Clinic Access

Full Bill Text

A 182 would establish a “buffer zone” to prohibit interference with access to reproductive health care services.

Under A 182, a person would be guilty of criminal interference with health services or religious worship in the second degree when they knowingly injure, intimidate or interfere with a person obtaining or providing or assisting in obtaining or providing reproductive health services.  This would include committing such crimes or engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts within twenty-five feet of the premises of a reproductive health care facility.

The “premises of a reproductive health care facility” include:

  • a driveway, entrance, entryway or exit of such facility;
  • any parking lot in which the facility has an ownership or leasehold interest; and
  • any public parking lots within 200 feet of the facility which serve the facility.