senate Bill S62A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for a gun violence prevention program in the public schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2014 print number 62a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S62 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S669A
2009-2010: S4082

S62 - Summary

Provides for a gun violence prevention program in the public schools; provides that the program is to be developed by the department of education in conjunction with other state agencies and educational organizations and is to be made available to schools for use in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade; provides for a report to the governor and the legislature on the program; enacts the "gun violence prevention act".

S62 - Sponsor Memo

S62 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   62

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  creating  a  gun
  violence prevention program

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known  and  may  be  cited  as  the  "gun
violence prevention act".
  S  2.  Legislative intent. Gunshot injuries are a major cause of death
for children and adolescents in the United States, accounting for twelve
percent of all premature deaths. Further, for  every  young  person  who
dies  as  the  result  of  a  gunshot  injury, five others are seriously
injured by a gunshot. Concentrated efforts in  the  areas  of  drug  and
alcohol abuse prevention have demonstrated that preventive education can
reduce  risks  for  youth.  But  although there are many drug prevention
programs, there are few gun violence prevention programs in existence.
  The intent of the legislature in enacting the "gun violence prevention
act" is to implement a gun violence prevention program  for  school-aged
youth  and  their  families  to  help  young  people  to  develop victim
prevention skills and to rehearse behaviors needed to  manage  problems,
such  as  conflict  and  peer pressure, non-violently, without guns. The
program would not oppose gun ownership or  the  well-supervised  use  of
guns for hunting or sport.
  S  3.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to
read as follows:
  S 3204-A. GUN VIOLENCE  PREVENTION  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN
CONSULTATION  WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DIVI-
SION OF CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES,  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  AND ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, IS AUTHORIZED AND
DIRECTED TO DEVELOP  AND  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TO  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  A  GUN

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

Co-Sponsors

S62A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S669A
2009-2010: S4082

S62A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a gun violence prevention program in the public schools; provides that the program is to be developed by the department of education in conjunction with other state agencies and educational organizations and is to be made available to schools for use in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade; provides for a report to the governor and the legislature on the program; enacts the "gun violence prevention act".

S62A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S62A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  62--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERALTA, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Education  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Education in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in  relation to creating a gun
  violence prevention program

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be  known  and may be cited as the "gun
violence prevention act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. Gunshot injuries are a major cause  of  death
for children and adolescents in the United States, accounting for twelve
percent  of  all  premature  deaths. Further, for every young person who
dies as the result of  a  gunshot  injury,  five  others  are  seriously
injured  by  a  gunshot.  Concentrated  efforts in the areas of drug and
alcohol abuse prevention have demonstrated that preventive education can
reduce risks for youth. But although  there  are  many  drug  prevention
programs, there are few gun violence prevention programs in existence.
  The intent of the legislature in enacting the "gun violence prevention
act"  is  to implement a gun violence prevention program for school-aged
youth and  their  families  to  help  young  people  to  develop  victim
prevention  skills  and to rehearse behaviors needed to manage problems,
such as conflict and peer pressure,  non-violently,  without  guns.  The
program  would  not  oppose  gun ownership or the well-supervised use of
guns for hunting or sport.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3204-a  to
read as follows:
  S  3204-A.  GUN  VIOLENCE  PREVENTION  PROGRAM.  1. THE DEPARTMENT, IN
CONSULTATION WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE  DIVI-

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

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