assembly Bill A2977

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a firearm violence research institute; and making an appropriation therefor

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jan 23, 2017 referred to higher education

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A2977 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4363
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-c, Ed L; add §97-j, St Fin L

A2977 - Summary

Creates a firearm violence research institute and a firearm violence research fund; makes an appropriation therefor.

A2977 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2977

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
  to creating a firearm  violence  research  institute;  and  making  an
  appropriation therefor

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  239-c
to read as follows:
  S  239-C.  NEW  YORK  STATE  FIREARM  VIOLENCE  RESEARCH INSTITUTE. 1.
INSTITUTE FORMATION AND GOALS.  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  FIREARM  VIOLENCE
RESEARCH INSTITUTE, HEREINAFTER THE "INSTITUTE", IS HEREBY CREATED WITH-
IN THE UNIVERSITY. THE PURPOSES OF THE INSTITUTE SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) ADVISING THE GOVERNOR, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, THE REGENTS, AND THE
LEGISLATURE ON MATTERS RELATING TO FIREARM VIOLENCE IN NEW YORK STATE;
  (B)  FOSTERING, PURSUING AND SPONSORING COLLABORATIVE FIREARM VIOLENCE
RESEARCH;
  (C) INCREASING UNDERSTANDING BY ESTABLISHING AND REPORTING ON WHAT  IS
KNOWN AND WHAT IS NOT KNOWN ABOUT FIREARM VIOLENCE OF THE STATE;
  (D)  IDENTIFYING  PRIORITY  NEEDS  FOR  FIREARM  VIOLENCE RESEARCH AND
INVENTORY WORK WITHIN NEW YORK THAT CURRENTLY ARE NOT RECEIVING ADEQUATE
ATTENTION, AND IDENTIFYING PUBLIC OR  PRIVATE  ENTITIES  THAT  ARE  BEST
SITUATED  TO  ADDRESS SUCH NEEDS, THEREBY LEADING TO BETTER COORDINATION
OF FIREARM VIOLENCE RESEARCH EFFORTS IN THE STATE;
  (E) PROMOTING  AWARENESS  OF  EXISTING  AND  NEW  SOURCES  OF  FIREARM
VIOLENCE  INFORMATION AND FIREARM VIOLENCE WHILE EDUCATING ELECTED OFFI-
CIALS, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FIREARM VIOLENCE
ISSUES THROUGH SUCH MEANS AS IT MAY DETERMINE;
  (F) ORGANIZING AND SPONSORING MEETINGS ON FIREARM VIOLENCE TOPICS;
  (G) ENCOURAGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NETWORKS OF COLLABORATING EXPERTS
ENGAGED IN RELATED ASPECTS OF FIREARM VIOLENCE RESEARCH;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04693-01-7

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