STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
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
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
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
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.
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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.