Bill Text: NY A05775 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to enacting the "safe way home act"; provides that sexual assault crime victims and crime victim advocates shall be entitled to free transportation to and from medical facilities such sexual assault crime victims had received initial victim services from.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s3966a [A05775 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05775-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 19, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Governmental  Operations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the "safe way
          home act"
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "safe way home act".
     3    § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  631-b  to
     4  read as follows:
     5    §  631-b.  Safe  way home transportation program.  Notwithstanding any
     6  other provision of law, within amounts appropriated  for  that  purpose,
     7  sexual assault crime victims shall be entitled to transportation free of
     8  charge  from  any  medical  facility  in  the state in which such sexual
     9  assault crime victim received initial medical services. Any crime victim
    10  advocate assisting a sexual assault crime victim at a  medical  facility
    11  at  the  initial  delivery of medical services shall also be entitled to
    12  transportation free of charge to and from such medical  facility.    The
    13  office  is  authorized  to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out
    14  the provisions of this section.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    17  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    18  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    19  on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.