|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Jan 07, 2009||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S398
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- Passed Senate
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S398 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene
S398 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S398 TITLE OF BILL : An act in relation to renaming the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities as the office of developmental disability assistance PURPOSE : To change the name of the New York state Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities to the 'Office of Developmental Disability Assistance'. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 renames the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, within the department of mental hygiene, as established by established by chapter 978 of the laws of 1977, to the office of developmental disability assistance. JUSTIFICATION : The term mental retardation is used to describe a person with certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills. Mental Retardation is a mental illness. Unfortunately, the term's presence has spawned slang which some consider to be hateful speech.
S398 - Bill Text download pdf
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