|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to finance|
|Feb 10, 2017||referred to finance|
senate Bill S4363
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S4363 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4363 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4363 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : to establish a center for research into firearm-related violence. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 239-c Section 2. The state finance law is amended by adding section 97-j JUSTIFICATION : Little is known about the factors which give rise to firearm violence and its prevention. Firearm violence and its physical and social impacts are a significant public health and safety problem and becoming more so. Nevertheless, funding for research and prevention through the Center for Disease Control and prevention was eliminated by Congress in 1996. Efforts to restore that funding have been unsuccessful because of active well financed special interest groups. Unlike other major health and social concerns such as motor vehicle
S4363 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4363 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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: § 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.
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