|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2018||referred to education|
assembly Bill A8980
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Carmen De La Rosa
A8980 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8980 (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".
A8980 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8980 I N A S S E M B L Y January 9, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education 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 VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE: PRACTICAL SKILLS WHICH STUDENTS CAN USE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM; OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-REFLECTION AND ROLE-PLAY OF STUDENTS' COPING MECHANISMS AND EMOTIONS; STUDENT-SET GOALS FOR CHANGE; THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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