senate Bill S2981

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a firearm violence research institute

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.605
substituted for a7302
Jun 02, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.905
Apr 20, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 26, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S2981
16
6
committee
16
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 20, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2981
8
2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 20, 2021

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S2981 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7302
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-c, Ed L; add §97-j, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2522

S2981 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a firearm violence research institute and a firearm violence research fund.

S2981 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2981 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2981
 
                        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 Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
   to creating a firearm violence research institute
 
   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. SUBJECT TO AMOUNTS AVAILABLE BY APPROPRI-
 ATION,  THE  NEW YORK STATE FIREARM VIOLENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, HEREIN-
 AFTER THE "INSTITUTE", IS HEREBY  CREATED  WITHIN  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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