senate Bill S6956

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to rights of sexual offense victims; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.35
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6956 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8948
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §631-b, Exec L (as proposed in S.3966-A & A.5775-A); amd §2805-i, Pub Health L

S6956 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to rights of sexual offense victims; provides that sexual offense victims shall be informed that a rape crisis or victim assistance organization is available to provide victims with transportation from a medical facility.

S6956 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6956

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to rights  of  sexual
  offense  victims;  and  to  repeal  section 631-b of the executive law
  relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section 631-b of the executive law, as added by a chapter
of the laws of 2019 amending the executive law in relation  to  enacting
the  "safe  way  home  act", as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.
3966-A and A. 5775-A, is REPEALED.
  § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2805-i  of  the  public
health law, as amended by section 1 of part HH of chapter 57 of the laws
of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  (b)  contacting  a  rape  crisis or victim assistance organization, if
any, providing victim assistance to the geographic area served  by  that
hospital  to establish the coordination of non-medical services, INCLUD-
ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA  SERVED
BY  THAT  ORGANIZATION, UPON THE CONCLUSION OF INITIAL MEDICAL SERVICES,
FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE MEDICAL FACILITY to sexual offense  victims  who
request such coordination and services;
  §  3.  Subparagraph  3  of paragraph (b) of subdivision 4-b of section
2805-i of the public health law, as added by chapter 1 of  the  laws  of
2000, is amended to read as follows:
  (3)  Promptly  after the examination is completed, the victim shall be
permitted to shower, be provided with a change of clothing, BE  INFORMED
THAT  A  RAPE  CRISIS OR VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION PROVIDING VICTIM
ASSISTANCE TO THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED BY THAT HOSPITAL  IS  AVAILABLE
TO  PROVIDE  TRANSPORTATION  WITHIN  THE  GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED BY THAT
ORGANIZATION, UPON THE CONCLUSION OF INITIAL MEDICAL SERVICES,  FREE  OF
CHARGE  FROM  THE  MEDICAL  FACILITY, and receive follow-up information,
counseling, medical treatment and referrals for same.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD09283-04-9

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