senate Bill S6809A

Requires vehicles used to transport recipients of services from a provider, subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, to be equipped with video cameras

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6809A

Summary

Requires vehicles used to transport recipients of services from a provider, subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, to be equipped with video cameras.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7908B
Versions:
S6809
S6809A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16.25, Ment Hyg L

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BILL NUMBER:S6809A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
requiring surveillance cameras in transport vehicles for people
receiving services from the office for people with developmental
disabilities

PURPOSE: This legislation would require installation of surveillance
cameras with sound capability in all state and voluntary agency
vehicles used by providers who are certified, licensed, funded or
operated to transport children or adults with mental or physical
disabilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a
new section 16.25 to require installation of surveillance cameras with
sound capability in all state and voluntary agency vehicles used by
providers who are certified, licensed, funded or operated to transport
children or adults with mental or physical disabilities.

JUSTIFICATION: Protection of vulnerable populations must be consistent
and enforceable. To help insure the health and well-being of
individuals with mental or physical disabilities, surveillance cameras
should be installed in all state and voluntary agency vehicles that
provide transportation of children and adults with mental and physical
disabilities.

This legislation would be a critical component of that initiative.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6809--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Mental  Health  and
  Developmental  Disabilities  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  surveillance  cameras  in  transport  vehicles  for  people  receiving
  services from the office for people with developmental disabilities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
16.25 to read as follows:
S 16.25 VEHICLE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE USE OF  ONE  OR
MORE  VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITIES IN ALL VEHICLES
USED FOR THE PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  TRANSPORTING  SERVICE  RECIPIENTS  TO
PROGRAMMING,   ACTIVITIES  OR  SERVICES  BY  FACILITIES,  PROVIDERS  AND
PROGRAMS OPERATED, LICENSED, CERTIFIED,  AUTHORIZED  OR  FUNDED  BY  THE
OFFICE.   FACILITIES, PROVIDERS OR PROGRAMS MAY ONLY TRANSPORT A SERVICE
RECIPIENT IN A VEHICLE WITHOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN EMERGENCY CIRCUM-
STANCES WHEN SUCH A VEHICLE WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IS UNAVAILABLE AND
LACK OF TRANSPORTATION MAY AFFECT THE HEALTH  OR  SAFETY  OF  A  SERVICE
RECIPIENT.   REGULATIONS SHALL SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH SUCH
RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND STORED, WHICH SHALL BE NO  LESS  THAN
FIVE  YEARS  FROM  THE DATE OF CREATION, AND SHALL OUTLINE THE MANNER IN
WHICH RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND STORED.  REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO
REQUIRE THAT THE FIELD OF OBSERVATION OF  SUCH  SURVEILLANCE  CAMERA  OR
CAMERAS  COVER  THE ENTIRETY OF THE INTERIOR OF THE TRANSPORTATION VEHI-
CLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11427-05-4

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