senate Bill S1161

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to assess the public health impact of firearm violence and provides for the repeal thereof

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S1161 - Details

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Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1166A
2009-2010: S391

S1161 - Summary

Establishes a task force to assess data and information compiled by law enforcement personnel and health providers related to incidents of firearm violence and injury; provides that the task force would designate a state agency to coordinate a statewide system for reporting the nature, incidence and specific causes of firearm violence.

S1161 - Sponsor Memo

S1161 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

  SAMPSON, SMITH, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to establish a task force to assess the public health impact of
  firearm violence and injury and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds  and
declares   that  firearm  injuries  and  deaths  have  reached  epidemic
proportions, with firearm injuries ranked among the top  ten  causes  of
death among all Americans, and as the leading cause of death among young
African-American  males. The legislature further finds and declares that
this  epidemic  necessitates  public  policies  which  address   firearm
violence  and  injury  as  a  public  health issue and that one critical
component of such policies is an integrated and comprehensive  statewide
effort  to  accurately  document  the  origins,  incidence and nature of
firearm violence and injury in New York state.
  The legislature also finds that dispersed and widely varied  data  and
information  related  to  incidents  of  firearm  violence are presently
collected by state and local law enforcement agencies; and that informa-
tion and data related to the nature,  severity  and  causes  of  firearm
injuries are also regularly compiled by health care providers engaged in
the  treatment of such injuries. The legislature finds and declares that
a coordinated and fully integrated statewide network of data and  infor-
mation  is  required to fully assess the public health impact of firearm
violence and injury in New York  state  and  to  formulate  policies  to
combat such violence and injury in the protection of public health.
  The  legislature hereby establishes a task force to devise a statewide
network of data and information related to firearm  violence  and  inju-

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


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