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This act defines blocking access to health care clinics, intentionally threatening or injuring a clinic patient or staff member, or damaging the property of a health care facility as criminal interference and creates stricter penalties. It allows the state to bring criminal charges in instances of reproductive health clinic obstruction or violence. This act also provides defined penalties for obstructing access to places of religious worship or causing damage to the property of a place of religious worship. In addition, this act establishes a specific crime of stalking with four degree levels defined and establishes the penalties for committing crimes of stalking. The act gives family court and criminal court jurisdiction over stalking cases. It allows the court to suspend the defendant's firearm license and require the defendant to surrender his/her firearms if the defendant has a prior stalking conviction.Year: 1999•State: New York•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: New York Legislature
This act amends existing family and domestic violence related laws to make it a crime to maliciously reveal the confidential location of an emergency shelter operated by a domestic violence agency. This act imposes a mandatory two-year minimum sentence for sexual assault in spousal or cohabiting relationships. This act also requires that the Judicial Branch's training program includes information on the unique characteristics of family violence crimes and requires local/regional boards of education as well as the State Department of Education to address teen dating violence in schools.Year: 2014•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Connecticut Legislature
This act provides reporting and school staff training provisions to help improve educational outcomes for homeless students. The act requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to issue a report during every odd-numbered year on data regarding homeless students, specifically: number of homeless students in public schools, number of students participating in a Learning Assistance Program, and the academic performance and education outcomes of homeless students, which includes specified performance and educational outcomes. The act also requires the OSPI to develop or acquire a short video that provides information on how school staff can identify signs that indicate a student may be homeless to be posted to OSPI's website.Year: 2014•State: Washington•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Washington Legislature
This act requires institutions of higher learning to update policies and training regarding cases of sexual assault and stalking and mandates reporting requirements. The act requires institutions of higher learning to provide victims of stalking and sexual assault with written information regarding the victim's rights and options under the institutions sexual assault policy, as well as establish access for victims to free and confidential counseling and advocacy services, either on or off campus. The act requires institutions of higher learning to establish campus resource teams to review their policies for sexual assault cases and recommend improvements. The act requires additional training requirements regarding the handling of sexual assault cases for institutions' Title IX coordinator and special police force, campus police force, or campus safety personnel and training requirements for local or state police members who respond to campus incidents. This act also requires institutions of higher learning to report annually to the legislature with information concerning their policies, prevention and awareness programming and campaigns, and the number of incidents and disciplinary cases involving sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence.Year: 2014•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Connecticut Legislature
This roadmap contains 17 key state policies that create a more just society for women and families. The policies are grouped into six main categories: increasing wages and income supports, expanding access to comprehensive health insurance, supporting workers that have family responsibilities, eliminating discrimination in the workplace, creating pathways to opportunity, and strengthening collective action. For each of the key policies recommended, this roadmap summarizes a problem, key legislative strategies to address the problem, provides the research base for why the strategy makes sense, information on what states are doing, and talking points for making a successful argument with policy makers, the media, and the public.Year: 2015•State: All States•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: National Women's Law Center