senate Bill S2949

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a firearm violence research institute; and making an appropriation therefor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Jan 26, 2021 referred to finance

S2949 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §239-c, Ed L; add §97-j, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4363
2019-2020: S1083

S2949 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a firearm violence research institute and a firearm violence research fund; makes an appropriation therefor.

S2949 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2949
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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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