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Senate Passes Legislation to Empower Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Seeking Justice

Senate Passes Legislation to Empower Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Seeking Justice
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Senate Passes Legislation to Empower Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Seeking Justice  The New York State Senate

Combatting Coerced Consumer Debt

S2278A, sponsored by Senator Cordell Cleare, aims to protect survivors of domestic violence and other victims of economic abuse by establishing a right of action for claims arising out of coerced debt.

Removing ‘Voluntary Intoxication’ Exclusion

S4555B, sponsored by Senator Nathalia Fernández, seeks to prohibit the use of the intoxication of victims as a defense in sex crimes. It also establishes that a person who is voluntarily intoxicated can be incapable of giving consent.

Removal of Time Period for Persistent Sexual Abuse Definition

S1951, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, aims to remove the ten-year lookback period limit in relation to being defined as a person who has committed persistent sexual abuse.

Requirements for ERPO Reports

S3340, sponsored by Senator Shelley B. Mayer, requires extreme risk protection orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest.

Expands Definition of “Welfare” for Reimbursement of a Victim’s Personal Property

S303, sponsored by Senator Julia Salazar, aims to expand the definition of “welfare” to enable victims of crime to receive reimbursement for personal property that has been lost, damaged, or stolen as a result of a crime. This reimbursement or replacement of property is meant to assist the victim in regaining stability and maintaining a reasonable standard of living.

Victims’ Rights Disclosures

S5502, sponsored by Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton, seeks to provide additional rights to crime victims. It also requires the court or district attorney to provide victims with an informational sheet explaining their rights, either at sentencing or at the earliest time possible.

Notifying Victims about Final Verdict

S1815, sponsored by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, requires victims to be notified about the final disposition of their case within sixty days following a conviction. It also notifies them about their right to make a victim impact statement, which they have the option to read at parole hearings.

Forfeiture of Convicted Beneficiaries Rights

S5131, sponsored by Senator Lea Webb, aims to prevent named beneficiaries who commit an act of domestic violence against a state or city retiree from receiving any pension benefits.

Lethality Assessment of Domestic Violence

S8977, sponsored by Senator Webb, proposes that law enforcement officers conduct a lethality assessment as part of the standardized domestic incident report form when responding to incidents of domestic violence.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

  1. SDG 5: Gender Equality

    • Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres
    • Indicator: The article discusses several bills that aim to protect survivors of domestic violence and victims of economic abuse, such as combatting coerced consumer debt and removing the voluntary intoxication exclusion in sex crimes.
  2. SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

    • Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
    • Indicator: The article mentions bills that focus on victims’ rights disclosures, notifying victims about final verdicts, and forfeiture of convicted beneficiaries’ rights, all of which aim to ensure equal access to justice for crime victims.
  3. SDG 1: No Poverty

    • Target 1.4: Ensure that all men and women have equal rights to economic resources
    • Indicator: The article includes a bill that expands the definition of “welfare” to enable crime victims to receive reimbursement for lost, damaged, or stolen personal property, which aims to assist victims in regaining stability and maintaining a reasonable standard of living.
  4. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    • Target 11.7: Provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible, green, and public spaces
    • Indicator: Although not explicitly mentioned in the article, the bills related to domestic violence and crime victims’ rights contribute to creating safer communities and ensuring access to justice for all.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 5: Gender Equality Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres The article discusses bills that aim to protect survivors of domestic violence and victims of economic abuse.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all The article mentions bills that focus on victims’ rights disclosures, notifying victims about final verdicts, and forfeiture of convicted beneficiaries’ rights.
SDG 1: No Poverty Target 1.4: Ensure that all men and women have equal rights to economic resources The article includes a bill that expands the definition of “welfare” to enable crime victims to receive reimbursement for lost, damaged, or stolen personal property.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Target 11.7: Provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible, green, and public spaces The bills related to domestic violence and crime victims’ rights contribute to creating safer communities and ensuring access to justice for all.

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Senate Passes Legislation to Empower Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Seeking Justice

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