Senator Hannon Press Conference on Sexual Assault Survivors
181 State Street
Albany, NY 12247
New York State Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) will be joined by survivors of sexual assault, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), and other legislative colleagues from both sides of the aisle for a press conference on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 124 of the Capitol in Albany. The event will focus on three measures currently before the houses that advance state protections and rights of sexual assault survivors:
· S.6428A / A.8401A- which establishes a Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights and requires unreported sexual assault evidence kits be maintained for 20 years in a secure, centralized location;
· S.6947A – which establishes a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Telemedicine Pilot Program; and
· S.6964A – which ensures sexual assault forensic exams performed by hospitals are free of charge to the sexual assault survivor.
Legislators will be joined by survivors and advocates from Rise, the Joyful Heart Foundation, and local SAFE providers.