|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1161
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1161 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1161 REVISED 1/8/13 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a task force of law enforcement and health care professionals to address firearm violence and injuries as a public health issue. The task force would focus specifically on the type of data and information currently compiled by law enforcement agencies and health care providers related to incidents of firearm violence and injury. The task force would also recommend any changes in those collection and reporting practices to produce a more uniform and coordinated statewide network of information on fire arm violence and injuries and report on any public health policies or strategies which might arise for a statewide information network focused on such violence and injuries. The task force would be required to report its findings by January 15, 2015 and the act will expire on February 1, 2015. JUSTIFICATION: The US Surgeon General and the Center for Disease Control have designated violence as a high priority public health issue, and firearm violence and injury in particular is recognized as having reached epidemic proportions. A comprehensive and ongoing effort to collect and coordinate data and information from law enforcement agencies and health care providers is required if New York
S1161 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1161 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER, 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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