In the photo (From left) Assemblymen James Tedisco and Tim Gordon, Michael Carey and Senator Shirley L. Huntley celebrate a new law that establishes felony offenses for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person
Legislation that establishes felony offenses for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person was signed into law by Gov. David A. Paterson last Wednesday.
Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,
Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices
The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.
Speakers included Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair on Mental Hygiene, Senator Roy McDonald, Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Member on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Assemblyman, Jeffrey Dinowitz Chair of Aging and Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hogan. Also, we will hear from other leading experts discussing significant mental health issues.
We will also have the wonderful mix of MHA members dedicated to community based mental health services, our grassroots colleagues from AFSP, our colleagues in the community as well as several high school students whose schools have been directly impacted by suicide completion.