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A07302 Summary:

BILL NOA07302
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02364-A
 
SPONSORJackson
 
COSPNSRSimon, Gonzalez-Rojas, Epstein, Tapia, Shimsky, Ardila, Hyndman
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 837-x, Exec L
 
Establishes an "operation SNUG" program within the division of criminal justice services which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence.
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A07302 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7302
 
SPONSOR: Jackson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing an opera- tion SNUG program which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The Operation SNUG program will provide programs and services including but not limited to, educational, youth justice, gang prevention, social work and street outreach that aim to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The bill amends the executive law by adding a new section 837 which codifies the Operation SNUG program. Section 2. Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: NYS SNUG program is an evidence-based violence reduction initiative that was first established in NYS in 2009. The program seeks to engage high- risk individuals who are causing violence in communities with high rates of violent crime, address the issues that may be causing high-risk indi- viduals to engage in gun violence, and share with the community how violence is spread. SNUG seeks to modify an existing norm of community acceptance of violent behavior from its citizens by engaging community residents, businesses, and community-based organizations to implement coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings. The program employs and relies on Street Outreach Workers who live in the communities in which they serve, to act and be viewed as credible messengers by persons at high risk of offending. The Division of Criminal Justice currently administers SNUG sites in the following counties (and cities): Albany, Bronx, Dutchess (Poughkeepsie), Erie (Buffalo), Monroe (Rochester), Nassau (Hempstead), Onondaga (Syra- cuse), Orange (Newburgh), Rensselaer (Troy), Suffolk (Wyandanch), and Westchester (Yonkers and Mt. Vernon). This bill would codify the existing program to ensure adequate funding is available in the State Budget to address gun violence, increase fund- ing for existing sites and provide additional funding to expand SNUG programs to additional counties throughout the State.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021-22: S8287 - Passed Senate   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill would provide $30 million annually to support Operation SNUG grants to local governments and/or community-based organizations. The Enacted Budget for SFY 2022 provides $5 million to support SNUG programs, the Executive Budget for SFY 2023 provides $21 million to support operation SNUG programs.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A07302 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7302
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 17, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. JACKSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Codes
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing an opera-
          tion SNUG program which provides grant awards to  reduce,  prevent  or
          respond to gun violence
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  837-x
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 837-x. Operation SNUG program. 1. There is hereby established within
     4  the division an operation SNUG program. The operation SNUG program shall
     5  provide  grant awards to local governments and/or community-based organ-
     6  izations who provide programs and services including but not limited to,
     7  educational, youth justice, gang  prevention,  social  work  and  street
     8  outreach  that  aim  to  reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence. The
     9  governor shall include  an  annual  appropriation  of  at  least  thirty
    10  million  dollars  in  the  executive  budget for the division to support
    11  operation SNUG program grants in accordance with this section.
    12    2. There shall be no less than  five  million  dollars  annually  made
    13  available from any appropriation made in accordance with subdivision one
    14  of  this  section to support operation SNUG program awards designated by
    15  the senate.  Notwithstanding section twenty-four of  the  state  finance
    16  law or any provision of law to the contrary, funds made available to the
    17  senate  in accordance with this section shall be allocated only pursuant
    18  to a plan:  (a) approved by the temporary president of  the  senate  and
    19  the  director  of the budget which sets forth either an itemized list of
    20  grantees with the amount to be received by each, or the methodology  for
    21  allocating such appropriation; and (b) which is thereafter included in a
    22  senate  resolution  calling  for  the  expenditure  of such funds, which
    23  resolution must be approved by a majority vote of all   members  elected
    24  to the senate upon a roll call vote.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05679-03-3

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     1    3.  There  shall  be  no  less than five million dollars annually made
     2  available from any appropriation made in accordance with subdivision one
     3  of this section  to support operation SNUG program awards designated  by
     4  the  assembly.  Notwithstanding section twenty-four of the state finance
     5  law or any provision of law to the contrary, funds made available to the
     6  assembly  in accordance with this section shall be allocated only pursu-
     7  ant to a plan:  (a) approved by the speaker  of  the  assembly  and  the
     8  director of the budget which sets forth either an itemized list of gran-
     9  tees  with  the  amount  to  be received by each, or the methodology for
    10  allocating such appropriation; and (b) which is thereafter  included  in
    11  an  assembly resolution calling for the expenditure of such funds, which
    12  resolution must be approved by a majority vote of all members elected to
    13  the assembly upon a roll call vote.
    14    4. Pursuant to a plan prepared by the commissioner and approved by the
    15  director of the budget, no less than  twenty  million  dollars  annually
    16  shall  be  made  available and awarded to grantees providing services in
    17  counties throughout the state; provided, however, that such  plan  shall
    18  provide an annual award in a dollar amount no less than that provided in
    19  the following sub-schedule:
 
    20                  Sub-schedule
    21  Albany County .................... 1,000,000
    22  Dutchess County .................... 400,000
    23  Erie County ...................... 1,250,000
    24  Monroe County ...................... 800,000
    25  Nassau County ...................... 500,000
    26  Niagara County ..................... 250,000
    27  Oneida County ...................... 250,000
    28  Onondaga County .................... 750,000
    29  Orange County ...................... 250,000
    30  Rensselaer County .................. 500,000
    31  Rockland County .................... 250,000
    32  Schenectady County ................. 250,000
    33  Suffolk County ..................... 500,000
    34  Ulster County ...................... 250,000
    35  Westchester County ............... 1,500,000
    36  New York City (Bronx County) ..... 1,500,000
    37  New York City (Kings County) ..... 1,500,000
    38  New York City (New York County) .. 1,300,000
    39  New York City (Queens County) .... 1,500,000
    40  New York City (Richmond County) .... 500,000
    41                                --------------
    42    Total of sub-schedule ......... 15,000,000
 
    43    The  commissioner  may  use  at least five million dollars annually to
    44  increase funding provided to counties  listed  in  the  sub-schedule  or
    45  expand  operation  SNUG  programs  and  services  to additional counties
    46  throughout the state.
    47    § 2.  This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
    48  the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
    49  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    50  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    51  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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