S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
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-v to read as follows:
S 2805-V. 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-V 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.