|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S828
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S828 - Details
S828 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S828 TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a temporary state commission, within the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to study intimate partner violence; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill creates a commission that will study the negative implication of dating violence among women and will make recommendations upon their findings. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Intent. Intimate partner violence against women is a major public health concern that must be addressed with practical and pragmatic tools. The bill addresses the issue of dating violence among young women, especially among teen and pre-teens. The alarming rate increase of violence towards teenage girls is closely related to external factors such as race, ace, illiteracy and ethnicity. Moreover, incidents of dating violence axe associated with substance use, unhealthy weight control, risky behavior (first intercourse before the age of fifteen years).
S828 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 828 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to establish a temporary state commission, within the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to study intimate partner violence; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira- tion 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 hereby finds that intimate partner violence against women is a major public health concern that needs to be addressed with all practical and prag- matic tools at its disposal and that those tools should be effectively and responsibly utilized by communities all across the state. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 1.5 million women are physically and/or sexually abused by an intimate partner each year, and 25% will experience intimate partner violence at some time during their lifetimes. Moreover, 25% of adolescents have experienced physical or sexual dating violence. In another report, the U.S. Department of Justice found out that females are approximately ten times more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than are males. Similarly, injuries that result from such violence are significantly more common among females for both adolescents and adult populations, and approximately 10% of intentional injuries to adolescent girls are reported to be the result of violent male dating. External factors such as race, age, illiteracy and ethnicity are closely related with the climbing rates of intimate partner violence. Furthermore, health risks and demographics have been found to be associated with both dating violence variables and health risk outcomes. Research suggests that the incidence of physical dating violence was associated with substance use (heavy smoking, binge drinking, driving EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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