assembly Bill A5505A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2021 print number 5505a
Mar 01, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Feb 19, 2021 referred to health

A5505 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1049
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-A §§637-a - 637-c, Exec L; add §97-bbbbb, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10865, S7976

A5505 - Summary

Establishes the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act; provides findings for evidence-based and evidence-informed health programs from hospital-based and community-based programs.

A5505 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5505
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
   relation to the community violence intervention and prevention act; to
   repeal  certain  provisions of the public health law relating thereto;
   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.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "community violence intervention and prevention act".
   § 2. Title 3 of article 25 of the public health law is REPEALED and  a
 new title 3 is added to read as follows:
                                  TITLE III
            COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION ACT
 SECTION 2560. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
         2561. DEFINITIONS.
         2562. COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION GRANTS.
   §  2560.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS  AND
 DECLARES THAT GUN VIOLENCE AND OTHER  FORMS  OF  VIOLENCE  CONSTITUTE  A
 CRISIS  THAT POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF
 ALL RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. AN EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE IS TEAR-
 ING AT THE FABRIC OF LIFE IN MANY URBAN AREAS. THE  LEGISLATURE  FURTHER
 FINDS THAT FUNDS FROM THE VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT SHOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT
 HOSPITAL  BASED  VIOLENCE  INTERVENTION  PROGRAMS  AND  COMMUNITY  BASED
 VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
   § 2561. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  TITLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "EVIDENCE-BASED  HEALTH  PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR AN INITIATIVE
 THAT:
   (A) IS DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED THROUGH SCIENTIFIC  RESEARCH  AND  DATA
 COLLECTION;

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

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A5505A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1049
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-A §§637-a - 637-c, Exec L; add §97-bbbbb, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10865, S7976

A5505A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act; provides findings for evidence-based and evidence-informed health programs from hospital-based and community-based programs.

A5505A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5505--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation
   to the community violence intervention and prevention act

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "community violence intervention and prevention act".
   § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 22-A to read
 as follows:
                                ARTICLE 22-A
            COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION ACT
 SECTION 637-A. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
         637-B. DEFINITIONS.
         637-C. COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION GRANTS.
   §  637-A.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY  FINDS AND
 DECLARES THAT GUN VIOLENCE AND OTHER  FORMS  OF  VIOLENCE  CONSTITUTE  A
 CRISIS  THAT POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF
 ALL RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. AN EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE IS TEAR-
 ING AT THE FABRIC OF LIFE IN MANY URBAN AREAS. THE  LEGISLATURE  FURTHER
 FINDS THAT FUNDS FROM THE VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT SHOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT
 HOSPITAL  BASED  VIOLENCE  INTERVENTION  PROGRAMS  AND  COMMUNITY  BASED
 VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
   § 637-B. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "EVIDENCE-BASED  HEALTH  PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR AN INITIATIVE
 THAT:
   (A) IS DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED THROUGH SCIENTIFIC  RESEARCH  AND  DATA
 COLLECTION;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02491-03-1