Catharine Young's Press releases

SENATE PASSES "TIMOTHY’S LAW" TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY

The New York State Senate has passed "Timothy’s Law," to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly that was reached at the end of the regular legislative session.

The law comes in response to a 12-year-old boy Timothy took his own life in 2001 after repeated bouts of depression.

September 20, 2006
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September 20, 2006
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES ARTS GRANTS

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today joined with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in announcing local assistance grants. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations are received from the Governor and the Legislature each fiscal year.

August 4, 2006
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March 27, 2006
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March 10, 2006
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