|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to education|
senate Bill S848
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S848 (ACTIVE) - Details
S848 (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".
S848 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S848 SPONSOR: BENJAMIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating a gun violence prevention program PURPOSE: Provides for a gun violence prevention program which may be utilized in the:public schools. The program will be developed by the State Education Department, drawing upon the expertise of the Department of Health, the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Environ- mental Conservation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 3204-a to the education law directing the State Education Department to develop and make available to school-aged youth and their families a gun violence prevention program. It also requires
S848 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 848 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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