senate Bill S5502B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion

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Apr 29, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.205
Feb 10, 2014 print number 5502b
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 10, 2013 1st report cal.1170
May 24, 2013 print number 5502a
amend and recommit to health
May 16, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 27, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S5502B
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 10, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S5502A
17
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committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S5502 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7643A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S5502 - Bill Texts

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Relates to health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion.

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BILL NUMBER:S5502

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims
of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To educate the public about the availability of counseling programs
and advocacy services provided at no cost by not-for-profit
organizations for victims of sexual offenses and for victims of child
pornography promotion and possession.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the public health law by adding a new paragraph (I)
to subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public health law. This would
provide that the Department of Health may conduct education and
outreach programs for consumers, patients, and health care providers
relating to the availability of individual and group counseling
programs, and advocacy services provided at no cost by not-for-profit
organizations for victims of any sexual offense which constitutes a
crime and for victims of child pornography promotion or possession.

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

The National Institute of Justice has estimated that one in four women
and one in six men experience some form of sexual assault during their
lifetime. The Disaster Center reports that in 2011 there were almost
3,000 victims of forcible rape in New York State. However, sexual
crimes are among the most under-reported crimes, with 54% of the cases
still being unreported in 2010.

Sexual assault can cause severe trauma-related psychological disorders
that may affect victims for years after the assault. The Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that victims of sexual
violence face both immediate and chronic psychological consequences,
which include the following: depression, attempted or completed
suicide, alienation, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Sexual violence can also have a severe social impact on its victims.
Those who are subject to sexual abuse are proven to have more
difficulties in developing relationships with family, friends and
intimate partners. In addition, unhealthy and risky behaviors can
derive as consequences of sexual violence and factors that increase a
person's vulnerability to being victimized again in the future (CDC).
Victims are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors
(unprotected sex and early sexual situation) and to use harmful
substances (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs).

In 2010, 79,668 children in New York State were abused or neglected,
according to the NYS Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- a victimization rate of 18.0 for every 1,000 children. Sexual
offenses involving children can lead to the production and
distribution of pornographic material. The New York State Department


of Criminal Justice reports that in 2012 there were 22 arrests for
using a child in a sexual performance (i.e. play, motion picture,
photograph or dance). More than 100 people were arrested for promoting
sexual performances of a child. In addition, more than 100 people were
arrested for possessing pornographic material involving children.

The Child Pornography Victim Assistance (CPVA) Program is responsible
for the notification process for victims of child pornography, which
is mandated under the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 10607)
and the Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. § 3771). Victims
of child pornography face continued victimization as the images of
their sexual abuse are repeatedly downloaded and distributed by
collectors of child pornography. These victims are forced to
continuously live their abuse and may develop severe psychological
consequences, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

This bill would allow the Department of Health to promote the
availability of individual and group counseling programs, and advocacy
services provided at no cost for victims of sexual offenses and child
pornography promotion or possession. Victims of such offenses may need
help to overcome the trauma but may not be aware of the availability
of assistance programs. Promoting the existence of counseling and
advocacy programs is fundamental to encourage victims to face their
abuse and to recover from the resulting psychological distress.
Victims should be proactively informed of the possibility to receive
help and assistance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nominal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5502

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  health  care  and
  wellness  education  and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses
  or victims of child pornography promotion

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 207 of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I) THE AVAILABILITY OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING PROGRAMS,  AND
ADVOCACY  SERVICES  PROVIDED  AT NO COST BY NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
FOR VICTIMS OF ANY SEXUAL OFFENSE WHICH  CONSTITUTES  A  CRIME  AND  FOR
VICTIMS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PROMOTION OR POSSESSION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10939-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S5502A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7643A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S5502A - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5502A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to health care and wellness
education and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses or victims
of child pornography promotion

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To educate the
public about the
availability of counseling programs, education programs and advocacy
services provided at no cost by governmental agencies and
not-for-profit organizations for victims of sexual offenses and for
victims of child pornography promotion and possession.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the
public health
law by adding a new paragraph (i) to subdivision 1 of section 207 of
the public health law. This would provide that the Department of
Health may conduct education and outreach programs for consumers,
patients, and health care providers relating to the availability of
individual, family and group counseling programs, education programs,
and advocacy services provided at no cost by governmental agencies
and not-for-profit organizations for victims of any sexual offense
which constitutes a crime and for victims of child pornography
promotion or possession

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION: The National Institute of Justice has
estimated that
one in four women and one in six men experience some form of sexual
assault during their lifetime. The Disaster Center reports that in
2011 there were almost 3,000 victims of forcible rape in New York
State. However, sexual crimes are among the most under-reported
crimes, with 54% of the cases still being unreported in 2010.

Sexual assault can cause severe trauma-related psychological disorders
that may affect victims for years after the assault. The Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that victims of sexual
violence face both immediate and chronic psychological consequences,
which include the following: depression, attempted or completed
suicide, alienation, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Sexual violence can also have a severe social impact on its victims.
Those who are subject to sexual abuse are proven to have more
difficulties in developing relationships with family, friends and
intimate partners. In addition, unhealthy and risky behaviors can
derive as consequences of sexual violence and factors that increase a
person's vulnerability to being victimized again in the future
(CDC). Victims are more likely to engage in
high-risk sexual behaviors (e.g. unprotected sex and early sexual
situation) and to use harmful substances (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs).

In 2010, 79,668 children in New York State were abused or neglected,
according to the NYS Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- a victimization rate of 18.0 for every 1,000 children. Sexual


offenses involving children can lead to the production and
distribution of pornographic material. The New York State Department
of Criminal Justice reports that in 2012 there were 22 arrests for
using a child in a sexual performance (i e play, motion picture,
photograph or dance). More than 100 people were arrested for
promoting sexual performances of a child In addition, more than 100
people were arrested for possessing pornographic material involving
children.

The Child Pornography Victim Assistance (CPVA) Program is responsible
for the notification process for victims of child pornography, which
is mandated under the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U S.C. § 10607)
and the Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. § 3771). Victims
of child pornography face continued victimization as the images of
their sexual abuse are repeatedly downloaded and distributed by
collectors of child pornography. These victims are forced to
continuously live their abuse and may develop severe psychological
consequences, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

This bill would allow the Department of Health to promote the
availability of individual, family, and group counseling programs,
education programs and advocacy services provided at no cost for
victims of sexual offenses and child pornography promotion or
possession. Victims of such offenses may need help to overcome the
trauma but may not be aware of the availability of assistance
programs Promoting the existence of counseling and advocacy programs
is fundamental to encourage victims to face their abuse and to
recover from the resulting psychological distress. Victims should be
proactively informed of the possibility to receive help and
assistance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nominal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5502--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to health care and
  wellness education and outreach programs for victims of  sex  offenses
  or victims of child pornography promotion

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public  health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  INDIVIDUAL,  FAMILY  AND  GROUP COUNSELING
PROGRAMS, EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND ADVOCACY SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO  COST
BY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF
ANY  SEXUAL  OFFENSE  WHICH CONSTITUTES A CRIME AND FOR VICTIMS OF CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY PROMOTION OR POSSESSION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10939-03-3

Co-Sponsors

S5502B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7643A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §207, Pub Health L

S5502B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Relates to health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5502B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
health care and wellness education and outreach programs for victims
of sex offenses or victims of child pornography promotion

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To educate the public about the availability of counseling programs,
education programs and advocacy services provided at no cost by
governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations for victims of
sexual offenses and for victims of child pornography promotion and
possession.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the public health law by adding a new paragraph (j)
to subdivision 1 of section 207 of the public health law. This would
provide that the Department, of Health may conduct education and
outreach programs for consumers, patients, and health care providers
relating to the availability of individual, family and group
counseling programs, education programs, and advocacy services
provided at no cost by governmental agencies and not-for-profit
organizations for victims of any sexual offense which constitutes a
crime and for victims of child pornography promotion or possession

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION:

The National Institute of Justice has estimated that one in four women
and one in six men experience some form of sexual assault during their
lifetime. The Disaster Center reports that in 2011 there were almost
3,000 victims of forcible rape in New York State. However, sexual
crimes are among the most under-reported crimes, with 54% of the cases
still being unreported in 2010.

Sexual assault can cause severe trauma-related psychological disorders
that may affect victims for years after the assault. The Center for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that victims of sexual
violence face both immediate and chronic psychological consequences,
which include the following: depression, attempted or completed
suicide, alienation, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Sexual violence can also have a severe social impact on its victims.
Those who are subject to sexual abuse are proven to have more
difficulties in developing relationships with family, friends and
intimate partners. In addition, unhealthy and risky behaviors can
derive as consequences of sexual violence and factors that increase a
person's vulnerability to being victimized again in the future CDC}.
Victims are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors (e.g.
unprotected sex and early sexual situation) and to use harmful
substances (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs).

In 2010, 79,668 children in New York State were abused or neglected,
according to the NYS Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
a victimization rate of 18.0 for every 1,000 children. Sexual offenses


involving children can lead to the production and distribution of
pornographic material. The New York State Department of Criminal
Justice reports that in 2012 there were 22 arrests for using a child
in a sexual performance (i e play, motion picture, photograph or
dance). More than 100 people were arrested for promoting sexual
performances of a child in addition, more than 100 people were
arrested for possessing pornographic material involving children.

The Child Pornography Victim Assistance (CPVA) Program is responsible
for the notification process for victims of child pornography, which
is mandated under the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U S.C. § 10607)
and the Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. § 3771). Victims
of child pornography face continued victimization as the images of
their sexual abuse are repeatedly downloaded and distributed by
collectors of child pornography. These victims are forced to
continuously live their abuse and may develop severe psychological
consequences, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

This bill would allow the Department of Health to promote the
availability of individual, family, and group counseling programs,
education programs and advocacy services provided at no cost for
victims of sexual offenses and child pornography promotion or
possession. Victims of such offenses may need help to overcome the
trauma but may not be aware of the availability of assistance programs
Promoting the existence of counseling and advocacy programs is
fundamental to encourage victims to face their abuse and to recover
from the resulting psychological distress. Victims should be
proactively informed of the possibility to receive help and
assistance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2013: Referred to Health/A7643 Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Nominal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5502--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accord-
  ance 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, in relation to  health  care  and
  wellness  education  and outreach programs for victims of sex offenses
  or victims of child pornography promotion

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 207 of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J) THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  INDIVIDUAL,  FAMILY  AND  GROUP  COUNSELING
PROGRAMS,  EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND ADVOCACY SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST
BY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF
ANY SEXUAL OFFENSE WHICH CONSTITUTES A CRIME AND FOR  VICTIMS  OF  CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY PROMOTION OR POSSESSION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10939-04-4

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