|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2012||
referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
|May 14, 2012||
advanced to third reading
|May 09, 2012||
2nd report cal.
|May 08, 2012||
1st report cal.719
|Jan 04, 2012||
referred to finance
|Jan 18, 2011||
referred to finance
senate Bill S2163
Establishes a temporary commission of child abuse prevention
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May 15, 2012 - floor VoteS2163600floor60Aye0Nay0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 15, 2012aye (60)
May 8, 2012 - Finance committee VoteS2163311committee31Aye1Nay3Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Finance Committee Vote: May 8, 2012aye (31)nay (1)
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S2163 - Bill Details
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S2163 - Bill Texts
Establishes a temporary commission on child abuse prevention.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to establish a temporary state commission to study child abuse
prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child
abuse prevention programs across the state;
and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
Establish a state commission to study child abuse
prevention and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: It is acknowledged that child abuse
is a continuing problem in New York State and impacts at least
80,000 children each year. The Legislature finds that the failure to
address child abuse through preventive measures imposes a tremendous
cost to society.
Section 2: The "commission of child abuse prevention" is established.
Section 3: Provides that the commission shall consist of thirteen
members, to be appointed as follows: three members by the Governor;
three members by the Temporary President of the Senate; three by the
Speaker of the Assembly; two by the Minority Leader of the senate;
and two by the Minority Leader of the Assembly. The appointed members
must have demonstrated
expertise in and experience with the field of child abuse prevention.
The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be elected by a majority
of the members of the commission.
Section 4: The members of the commission shall receive no compensation
but are allowed reimbursement for expenses.
Section 5: The commission is allowed to utilize personnel for the
purposes of its functions and possess the powers of a legislative
Section 6: The commission may undertake studies, inquiries, surveys or
analyses in cooperation with or by agreement with any other public or
Section 7: The commission is required to make a report of its findings
to the Governor and legislative leaders within one year after the
effective date of this act.
Section 8: Establishes an effective date
Approximately 1,300 children die each year in this
country as a result of child abuse and neglect and many others
receive serious injuries. In New York State, approximately 80,000
children are found to be maltreated each year.
Child abuse and neglect has been rising across the State and more
resources are expended to treat the consequences including
incarceration, court costs, foster care and more. A study by Prevent
Child Abuse New York estimated these costs to be approximately $2.4
Billion each year, while the amount spent on primary prevention is
less that $30 million.
Tragic cases of child abuse are reported in the press on a regular
basis and while these reports focus on the most horrific cases, most
cases of child abuse are preventable. These cases range from severe
neglect to the explosive shaking of a crying baby.
Research has demonstrated that programs focusing on education and
training of future and new parents are the most practical and
cost-effective means for preventing child abuse and neglect.
Effective prevention programs that promote the safety and well-being
of children and families can reduce the suffering of children, assist
parents in developing better parenting skills and reduce the economic
costs to society. The total financial costs of child abuse and
neglect are quite high, but the benefits or savings from investing in
prevention programs also are quite high.
Many prevention programs address not only child abuse prevention but
other aspects of family dynamics that threaten child and family
well-being. These threats include preventable health conditions such
as low birth weight, infant mortality, drug-addicted babies and more.
These programs often provide referrals, education, expertise, and
most importantly stability for at-risk families.
While a number of these preventive programs have proven to be both
beneficial and cost-effective, they are currently only offered to a
small number of families at risk of abuse and neglect. For example,
home visitation is only available to about 10% to 14% of eligible
By studying the availability of successful prevention programs and the
best way to expand their services to more families at risk, we can
save numerous children from having to endure abuse and neglect while.
saving the state considerable fiscal resources.
S.7514 of 2010 - Referred to Finance
Immediately, with provisions.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2163 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to establish a temporary state commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs across the state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby acknowledges that child abuse is a continuing societal problem in the state affecting at least 80,000 children each year. In recent years, there has been research on the long-term effects of child abuse on the individual as well as society. The vast majority of research has demonstrated that the consequences of child abuse are grave, damaging and often spill over into a person's adult life. Adverse effects have been identified in maltreated children's physical, cognitive, emotional and social develop- ment. Furthermore, the legislature finds that the failure to address child abuse through preventive measures not only harms a million children each year in this country, it imposes a tremendous cost to society. Like most states, New York spends a considerable amount of fiscal and human resources to treat the numerous consequences of child abuse and maltreatment. The failure to invest in prevention results in a signif- icantly greater amount of resources needed to treat the outcomes. S 2. A temporary state commission, to be known as the "commission of child abuse prevention", is hereby established to examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning child abuse prevention efforts in the state. The commission shall consider the need for additional legislation as well as a stable source of funding for child abuse prevention programs. Specific issues to be addressed by the commission shall EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04277-01-1 S. 2163 2 include home visitation programs and screening for families at risk of child maltreatment. S 3. The commission shall consist of thirteen members, to be appointed as follows: three members to be appointed by the governor; three members to be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members to be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members to be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. The members shall have demonstrated expertise in and experience with the field of child abuse prevention. A chairperson and vice-chairperson of such commission shall be elected by the majority of its members, all members being present. S 4. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder. S 5. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such personnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of its functions. Such commission may meet and hold public and/or private hearings within or without the state, and shall have all the powers of a legislative committee pursuant to the legislative law. S 6. For the accomplishment of its purposes, the commission shall be authorized and empowered to undertake any studies, inquiries, surveys or analyses it may deem relevant in cooperation with or by agreement with any other public or private agency. S 7. The commission shall make a report of its findings, including any recommendations for legislative action as it may deem necessary and appropriate, to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than one year after the effective date of this act. S 8. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 1 year after such effective date.
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