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AB 3424 Summary:

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Establishes a task force to identify evidence-based and evidence informed solutions to reduce children's exposure to adverse childhood experiences.
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AB 3424 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3424
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Children and Families
 
        AN ACT to establish a task force to identify evidence-based and evidence
          informed solutions to reduce children's exposure to adverse  childhood
          experience
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1.  A task force on adverse childhood  experiences  (ACEs)  is
     2  hereby  established to examine, evaluate, accept public comment and make
     3  recommendations concerning the impact of ACEs and preventive  and  trau-
     4  ma-informed policy and practices.
     5    §  2.  The  task  force shall consist of 10 members to be appointed as
     6  follows:
     7    a. One member appointed by the department of health;
     8    b. One member appointed by the office of children and family services;
     9    c. One member appointed by the state education department;
    10    d. One  member  appointed  by  the  department  of  criminal   justice
    11  services;
    12    e. One member appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
    13    f. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and
    14    g. Four members appointed by the governor.
    15    §  3.  The  members of the task force shall each have experience in or
    16  represent the following areas: juvenile justice, social services, public
    17  health, childhood development, minority  and  ethnic  groups,  education
    18  prekindergarten through grade 12. The governor shall designate the chair
    19  of  the  task  force  which  shall  be filled in the manner provided for
    20  original appointments.
    21    § 4. The members of the task force shall receive no  compensation  for
    22  their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
    23  incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
    24    § 5. The task force shall perform the following duties:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04672-01-7

        A. 3424                             2
 
     1    (1)  Engage  social  services, office of children and family services,
     2  education, health, and criminal justice systems in creation  of  trauma-
     3  informed  policy  and  practices  in  each  of  these systems to prevent
     4  adverse childhood experiences from occurring and support the health  and
     5  well-being of all families.
     6    (2)  Identify  social determinants of health and well-being and recom-
     7  mend solutions to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in  the  state
     8  in relation to the occurrence of ACEs.
     9    §  6. To the maximum extent feasible, the task force shall be entitled
    10  to request and receive, and shall utilize  and  be  provided  with  such
    11  facilities,  resources  and  data  of  any  department, division, board,
    12  bureau, commission, district or agency of the  state  or  any  political
    13  subdivision  thereof  as it may reasonably request to properly carry out
    14  its powers and duties pursuant to this act.
    15    § 7. The task force shall submit, within 2 years of the effective date
    16  of this act, a report of its findings, conclusions  and  recommendations
    17  to  the  governor,  temporary  president  of  the senate, speaker of the
    18  assembly, minority leader of the senate, minority leader of  the  assem-
    19  bly,  chair  of  senate education committee, chair of assembly education
    20  committee, chair of senate health committee, chair  of  assembly  health
    21  committee,  chair of senate social services committee, chair of assembly
    22  social services committee, chair of senate children and families commit-
    23  tee and chair of assembly children and families committee.
    24    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately.
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