senate Bill S1329A

Establishes the sexual assault forensic examiner grant program

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1329A

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

Versions:
S1329
S1329A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-x, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S249
2009-2010: S4654A

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BILL NUMBER:S1329A

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 2011-2012: S.249 -
Died in Committee 2013: S.1329 - Died in Committee

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1329--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health --
  recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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-x to read as follows:
  S 2805-X. 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 19 to read as follows:
  19.  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-X 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.
                                                           LBD02471-02-4

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