senate Bill S8977

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for the establishment of a sexual assault victim bill of rights by the department of health, in consultation with the division of criminal justice services and department of law

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8401 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2018 signed chap.407
Dec 11, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1985
substituted for s8977
Jun 19, 2018 substituted by a8401c
ordered to third reading cal.1985
Jun 08, 2018 referred to rules

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S8977 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8401
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-i, Pub Health L; amd §838-a, add §838-b, Exec L

S8977 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the establishment of a sexual assault victim bill of rights by the department of health, in consultation with the division of criminal justice services and the office of victim services; establishes a victim's right to notice.

S8977 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8977 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8977

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the executive law, in relation
  to establishing a sexual assault victim bill of rights; and  to  amend
  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  maintenance  of sexual assault
  evidence, establishing a victim's right to notice prior to destruction

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 2805-i of the public health law is
renumbered  subdivision  7  and  a new subdivision 6 is added to read as
follows:
  6. (A) THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION  OF  CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SERVICES, THE OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES, HOSPITALS, OTHER HEALTH
CARE PROVIDERS AND VICTIM ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS, SHALL PUBLISH A SEXUAL
ASSAULT  VICTIM  BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PURPOSES OF INFORMING SEXUAL OFFENSE
VICTIMS OF THEIR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW. SUCH BILL OF  RIGHTS  SHALL  BE
PROMINENTLY  PUBLISHED  ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, IN AT LEAST THE TEN
MOST COMMON LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN THIS STATE, AND DISTRIBUTED TO HOSPITALS
AS A DOCUMENT WHICH SHALL BE PROVIDED TO EVERY PRESENTING SEXUAL OFFENSE
VICTIM. THE DEPARTMENT MAY UPDATE THE BILL OF  RIGHTS  AS  NECESSARY  TO
REFLECT  CHANGES  IN STATE LAW AND MORE ACCURATELY EXPLAIN THE LAW. SUCH
BILL OF RIGHTS SHALL BE IN  PLAIN,  EASY  TO  UNDERSTAND  LANGUAGE,  AND
INCLUDE THE RIGHT OF THE VICTIM TO:
  (1) CONSULT WITH A LOCAL RAPE CRISIS OR LOCAL VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGAN-
IZATION,  TO  HAVE  A  REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH ORGANIZATION ACCOMPANY THE
VICTIM THROUGH THE SEXUAL OFFENSE  EXAMINATION,  AND  TO  HAVE  SUCH  AN
ORGANIZATION  BE SUMMONED BY THE MEDICAL FACILITY, POLICE AGENCY, PROSE-
CUTORIAL AGENCY OR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BEFORE THE  COMMENCEMENT
OF THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OR INTERVIEW, PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION;
  (2) BE OFFERED AND HAVE MADE AVAILABLE AT NO COST APPROPRIATE POST-EX-
POSURE  TREATMENT  THERAPIES,  INCLUDING A SEVEN DAY STARTER PACK OF HIV
POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (C)  OF  SUBDIVI-
SION ONE OF THIS SECTION AND SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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