Broadens the focus of the New York state committee for the coordination of police services to elderly persons.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to broadening the focus of the New York state committee for the coordination of police services to elderly persons
PURPOSE: This bill would broaden the committee's study and evaluation of programs beyond only triad programs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. This section removes specific references to triad programs as the response and program to be studied by the committee. Triad programs are included as an option, but language is added to allow for additional programs to be considered.
Section 2. Effective Date.
JUSTIFICATION: The problem of crimes against the elderly is growing and ever-changing. The Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to Elderly Persons should be able to consider new approaches and programs in addition to current ideas. Crimes are becoming more widespread and more sophisticated, so it is important to adapt our responses as well to changing times.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7872 IN SENATE June 16, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to broadening the focus of the New York state committee for the coordination of police services to elderly persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 844-b of the executive law, as added by chapter 111 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: The committee shall advise the division, the state police, county sheriffs and other local law enforcement agencies, and senior advocates chosen in consultation with the state office for the aging, in the study and evaluation of
["Triad Programs" as an]effective [response]RESPONSES, INCLUDING "TRIAD PROGRAMS," to the problems of crime against elderly persons. The committee may also consult with experts, service providers and representative organizations engaged in the protection of the elderly and may recommend the development of PROGRAMS, INCLUDING "Triad Programs", in the state of New York to assist the elderly to avoid criminal victimization through the coordinated efforts of state and local law enforcement agencies and organizations which provide services for the elderly. The committee may also recommend policies and programs to assist law enforcement agencies to implement ["Triad Programs"]SUCH PROGRAMS, including training and prevention standards and technical assistance. Such recommendations may include the follow- ing: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14338-02-4