senate Bill S325A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for a gun violence prevention program in the public schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2018 print number 325a
Jan 05, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes

S325 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8980
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4082
2011-2012: S669
2013-2014: S62
2015-2016: S1071, A7164
2019-2020: S848, A1707

S325 (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".

S325 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S325 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   325

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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

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".
  §  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.
  §  3.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to
read as follows:
  § 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

S325A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8980
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4082
2011-2012: S669
2013-2014: S62
2015-2016: S1071, A7164
2019-2020: S848, A1707

S325A (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".

S325A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S325A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 325--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Codes  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".
  § 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.
  § 3. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3204-a  to
read as follows:
  §  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

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