senate Bill S828

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the temporary state commission on intimate partner violence, within office for the prevention of domestic violence to study, report on and make recommendations on such violence

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance


S828 - Details

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Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3079D, A7348D
2009-2010: S7939, A8494A

S828 - Summary

Establishes the temporary state commission on intimate partner violence, within the office for the prevention of domestic violence, to study, report on and make recommendations on the prevalence, causes, effects, risks and costs of such violence.

S828 - Sponsor Memo

S828 - 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

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


  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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