S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
mental Disabilities -- recommitted to the Committee on Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to powers of the
office of mental health and the commissioner
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 7.09 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (k) to read as follows:
(K)(1) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER
OF THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE
POLICE, CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EXISTING PLACEMENT OF SIGNAGE ON
INFRASTRUCTURE TO DISCOURAGE INDIVIDUALS FROM SUICIDE AND ISSUE A REPORT
WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PLACEMENT OF SUCH SIGNAGE TO THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN
APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
(2) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE TERM "INFRASTRUCTURE" SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, WATER TOWERS AND
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS WHETHER PUBLICLY OR PRIVATELY OWNED.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.