Directs the office for the prevention of domestic violence to develop and promote senior center based domestic violence prevention programs.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Ayes (31): DeFrancisco, Johnson, Alesi, Bonacic, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Lanza, Larkin, Little, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Robach, Saland, Seward, Young, Krueger, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Gianaris, Oppenheimer, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (2): LaValle, Kruger
Nays (1): Parker
Excused (1): Montgomery
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to developing and promoting senior center based domestic violence prevention programs
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would direct the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to develop domestic violence prevention programs to be utilized by senior centers throughout the state.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new paragraph to subdivision 3 of section 575 of the executive law.
Section 2 sets the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: With a growing concern regarding elder abuse in this state, it is also important to remain aware of the occurrence of domestic violence amongst senior citizens. Senior centers serve as a gathering place for many seniors in their community, making them an ideal environment to offer domestic violence prevention programs. Developing prevention programs designed specifically for seniors will be especially helpful as seniors often are more reluctant to seek out help when it comes to such sensitive issues.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal, programs already in existence would simply be altered to meet the needs of seniors citizens.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4235 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 24, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to developing and promot- ing senior center based domestic violence prevention programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (l) of subdivision 3 of section 575 of the execu- tive law is relettered paragraph (m) and a new paragraph (l) is added to read as follows: (L) DEVELOPING AND PROMOTING SENIOR CENTER BASED PREVENTION PROGRAMS; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10444-02-1