senate Bill S249

Establishes the sexual assault forensic examiner grant program

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Establishes the sexual assault forensic examiner grant program to award grants to provide statewide access to services provided by sexual assault forensic examiners to victims of sexual assault.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2022
Versions:
S249
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-u, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4654A, A471A
2007-2008: A3326A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S249

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law and the executive law,
in relation to establishing the
sexual assault forensic examiner grant program

PURPOSE:
To create the sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) grant program to
award grants to provide statewide services to victims of sexual
assault. SAFE programs provide services that include maintaining
sexual offense evidence and contacting a rape crisis or victim
assistance organization to coordinate non-medical services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Provides for the creation of a sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE)
grant program to be administered by the commissioner of health in
consultation with the division of criminal justice services, to award
grants to provide statewide access to victims of sexual assault to
services provided by SAFE. Grants will be awarded upon demonstration
of a specific need for training and resources to assist victims of
sexual assault.

JUSTIFICATION:
Victims of sexual assault have needs that require special training and
resources. It is essential that services exist throughout the state
to better serve victims of sexual assault in the transition from
medical to non-medical services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal cost to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   249

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the executive law, in relation
  to establishing the sexual assault forensic examiner grant program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2805-u to read as follows:
  S 2805-U. SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINER GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE  IS
HEREBY  CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINER
GRANT PROGRAM TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION
WITH  THE  CRIME  VICTIMS  BOARD,  TO  AWARD GRANTS TO PROVIDE STATEWIDE
ACCESS TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL  ASSAULT  TO  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  SEXUAL
ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINERS.
  2.  A  GRANT  MAY  BE AWARDED UPON SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE
COMMISSIONER. SUCH APPLICATION FOR A GRANT SHALL DEMONSTRATE A  SPECIFIC
NEED  FOR AN AWARD OF A GRANT TO PROVIDE SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMIN-
ERS WITH THE TRAINING AND RESOURCES TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
  S 2. Section 631 of the executive law is amended  by  adding    a  new
subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  SEXUAL  ASSAULT  FORENSIC  GRANTS  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  UPON THE
SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE-U OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01534-01-1

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