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                                 UNFINISHED BUSINESS


          Bill No:  SCR 103
          Author:   Leyva (D), et al.
          Amended:  5/19/16  
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE FLOOR:  37-0, 2/25/16
           AYES: Allen, Anderson, Bates, Beall, Berryhill, Block,  
            Cannella, De León, Fuller, Gaines, Glazer, Hall, Hancock,  
            Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Jackson, Lara, Leno, Leyva,  
            Liu, McGuire, Mendoza, Mitchell, Monning, Moorlach, Morrell,  
            Nguyen, Nielsen, Pan, Pavley, Roth, Stone, Vidak, Wieckowski,  
            Wolk
           NO VOTE RECORDED: Galgiani, Huff, Runner

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 5/19/16

           SUBJECT:   Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month


          SOURCE:    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


          DIGEST:          This resolution proclaims the month of February 2016  
          as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and  
          encourages all Californians to observe Teen Dating Violence  
          Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that  
          raise awareness about teen dating violence.
          Assembly Amendments make technical changes and add coauthors.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:









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          1)Teen dating violence, also known as dating abuse, is a serious  
            and growing problem throughout California. It has been linked  
            to other forms of violence and aggression against peers,  
            including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and  
            physical violence. 

          2)Teen dating violence intervention and prevention programs can  
            help to ensure a positive school climate and safe learning  
            environment for all pupils, address warning signs of dating  
            violence among pupils before behaviors escalate, and protect  
            the safety of targeted students.

          3)Victims of teen dating violence have increased risk for  
            truancy, dropout, teen pregnancy, suicide, eating disorders,  
            and engaging in other harmful behaviors.

          4)Pupils who are victims in high school are at higher risk for  
            victimization during college, and adolescent perpetrators of  
            dating violence are more likely to abuse their intimate  
            partners as adults. 

          5)The establishment of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and  
            Prevention Month will benefit schools, communities, families,  
            and all youth.

          This resolution proclaims the month of February 2016 as Teen  
          Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and encourages  
          all Californians to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and  
          Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise  
          awareness about teen dating violence and support young people in  
          learning the skills to have safe and healthy relationships. 


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/19/16)


          California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (source)









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          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/19/16)


          None received


          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:     The California Partnership to End  
          Domestic Violence writes, "Teen Dating Violence Awareness and  
          Prevention Month is an important opportunity to bring attention  
          to this issue, highlight the need for prevention, and engage  
          community members in this important work.  By recognizing this  
          month, the legislature sends a message of its commitment to  
          raising awareness and supporting prevention efforts."





          Prepared by:  Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/25/16 13:50:32


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