senate Bill S6924A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force on missing women and girls who are black, indigenous and people of color

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1220
May 04, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Apr 27, 2022 print number 6924a
Apr 27, 2022 amend and recommit to women's issues
Jan 05, 2022 referred to women's issues
May 20, 2021 referred to women's issues

Votes

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May 10, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S6924A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 4, 2022 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S6924A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Women's Issues Committee Vote: May 4, 2022

Co-Sponsors

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S6924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8347
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive

S6924 - Summary

Establishes a task force on missing women and girls who are black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) to develop policy changes that will work to address the lack of care and concern for missing and murdered BIPOC women and girls with New York state governmental agencies.

S6924 - Sponsor Memo

S6924 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6924
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues
 
 AN ACT to establish a task force on missing  women  and  girls  who  are
   black, indigenous and people of color; and providing for the repeal of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds
 that:
   a.  According  to  a 2020 report by the Women's Media Center there are
 64,000-75,000 missing black women and girls across the United States.
   b. Cases involving black women and girls  often  do  not  receive  the
 attention they need and there are often barriers to families reporting a
 loved one, such as mistrust of police, and racial disparities in how law
 enforcement treat disappearances.
   c.  The  tens  of  thousands  of black women and girls who are missing
 include abductees, sex trafficking victims, and  runaways.  Black  women
 and girls exist at the intersection of racism and sexism, and often face
 worse health, wealth, housing, education, and employment outcomes.
   d.  Black  girls comprise over 40% of domestic sex trafficking victims
 in the United States.
   e. Law enforcement often categorize missing black  girls  as  runaways
 and fail to treat their cases with urgency.
   f.  According  to  a  2020 report by the Sovereign Bodies Institute, a
 nonprofit, indigenous-led research organization, at least 2,306  missing
 Native  American  women and girls have gone missing in the last 40 years
 in the United States, about 1,800 of whom were killed or vanished.
   g. Families of Native American women and girls who have  gone  missing
 report a lack of cultural awareness by law enforcement and express frus-
 tration that their cases are not pursued.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11613-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S6924A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8347
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive

S6924A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force on missing women and girls who are black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) to develop policy changes that will work to address the lack of care and concern for missing and murdered BIPOC women and girls with New York state governmental agencies.

S6924A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6924A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6924--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI,  BROUK, CLEARE, GAUGHRAN, HOYLMAN, MAYER,
   MYRIE, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
   when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Women's Issues --
   recommitted to the Committee on  Women's  Issues  in  accordance  with
   Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to establish a task force on missing  women  and  girls  who  are
   black, indigenous and people of color; and providing for the repeal of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds
 that:
   a.  According  to  a 2020 report by the Women's Media Center there are
 64,000-75,000 missing black women and girls across the United States.
   b. Cases involving black women and girls  often  do  not  receive  the
 attention they need and there are often barriers to families reporting a
 loved one, such as mistrust of police, and racial disparities in how law
 enforcement treat disappearances.
   c.  The  tens  of  thousands  of black women and girls who are missing
 include abductees, sex trafficking victims, and  runaways.  Black  women
 and girls exist at the intersection of racism and sexism, and often face
 worse health, wealth, housing, education, and employment outcomes.
   d.  Black  girls comprise over 40% of domestic sex trafficking victims
 in the United States.
   e. Law enforcement often categorize missing black  girls  as  runaways
 and fail to treat their cases with urgency.
   f.  According  to  a  2020 report by the Sovereign Bodies Institute, a
 nonprofit, indigenous-led research organization, at least 2,306  missing
 Native  American  women and girls have gone missing in the last 40 years
 in the United States, about 1,800 of whom were killed or vanished.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11613-02-2

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