senate Bill S2135B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities

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Mar 26, 2012 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 22, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 21, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 20, 2012 1st report cal.383
Jan 23, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2012 print number 2135b
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2011 amended on third reading 2135a
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.416
Feb 08, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Mar 20, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S2135B
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 23, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2135B
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2012

May 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S2135
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 8, 2011 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2135
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 8, 2011

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S2135 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A411B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.41, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6647, A10029

S2135 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs of adults with autism.

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BILL NUMBER:S2135 REVISED 05/03/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the task
force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office of
people with developmental disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Legislative findings

Section 2. Amends the mental hygiene law adding a new section 13.41
which creates the task force and specifies its composition and duties

Section 3. Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
The legislature has found that autism is a lifelong disability, yet
much of the focus on autism spectrum disorders relates to education
and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in a
person's life. There is a pressing need for policymakers and
advocates in the state to formulate achievable goals for state
government to meet in order to better serve the community of adults
with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it is in the public
interest to establish a task force on adults with autism to develop a
comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of adults with
autism spectrum disorders living in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed 2 years after such effective date.

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

                                  2135

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing  the
  task force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that autism  is
a  lifelong  disability, yet much of the focus on autism spectrum disor-
ders relates to education and development, and  neglects  concerns  that
may  arise  later  in  a  person's life. The legislature also finds that
adults with autism may face significant challenges in various aspects of
their lives, including such areas as job placement,  housing  and  long-
term  care.  Further, just as the autism spectrum covers a wide range of
functional abilities, so does the need for  services  and  supports  for
adults  with autism. Consequently, the legislature finds that there is a
pressing need for policymakers and advocates in the state  to  formulate
achievable  goals  for state government to meet in order to better serve
the community of adults with autism spectrum disorders. To this end,  it
is  in  the  public  interest  to  establish a task force on adults with
autism to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs  of
adults with autism spectrum disorders living in New York.
  S  2.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM.
  (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS  WITH  AUTISM
IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE TO STUDY, EVALUATE
AND  DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO SPECIFIC ACTIONABLE MEASURES TO
SUPPORT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM WHO  ARE  RESIDENTS  OF
THE  STATE,  INCLUDING  SUCH NEEDS AS VOCATIONAL, RESIDENTIAL AND SOCIAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01908-01-1

S. 2135                             2

NEEDS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL  COMPRISE  THE  BASIS
FOR  A  COMPREHENSIVE  PLAN FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM,
AND SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
  (1)  THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION,  THE  DEPUTY  COMMISSIONER  FOR  VOCATIONAL  AND  EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES  FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WITHIN THE EDUCATION DEPART-
MENT AND THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR; AND
  (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE
WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,  AND
ONE  SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER THAN
THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED  IN  THE
SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER  OR  THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE SHALL SERVE AS
CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON  AS
PRACTICABLE  FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT A
VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A
SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE.
  (D) THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE  NO  COMPENSATION  FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  (E)  TO  THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED
TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE, AND SHALL UTILIZE  AND  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  SUCH
FACILITIES,  RESOURCES  AND  DATA  OF  ANY  COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY  CARRY  OUT  ITS
POWERS AND DUTIES.
  (F)  THE  TASK  FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO
THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE  SPEAKER  OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

Co-Sponsors

S2135A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A411B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.41, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6647, A10029

S2135A - Bill Texts

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Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs of adults with autism.

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BILL NUMBER:S2135A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the task
force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office of
people with developmental disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Legislative findings.

Section 2. Amends the mental hygiene law adding a new section 13.41
which creates the task force and specifies its composition and duties.

Section 3. Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
The legislature has found that autism is a lifelong disability, yet
much of the focus on autism spectrum disorders relates to education
and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in a
person's life. There is a pressing need for policymakers and
advocates in the state to formulate achievable goals for state
government to meet in order to better serve the community of adults
with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it is in the public
interest to establish a task force on adults with autism to develop a
comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of adults with
autism spectrum disorders living in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed 2 years after such effective date.

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

                                 2135--A
    Cal. No. 416

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  LANZA, McDONALD, PARKER, RIVERA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  reported  favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
  task force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that autism is
a lifelong disability, yet much of the focus on autism  spectrum  disor-
ders  relates  to  education and development, and neglects concerns that
may arise later in a person's life.  The  legislature  also  finds  that
adults with autism may face significant challenges in various aspects of
their  lives,  including  such areas as job placement, housing and long-
term care. Further, just as the autism spectrum covers a wide  range  of
functional  abilities,  so  does  the need for services and supports for
adults with autism. Consequently, the legislature finds that there is  a
pressing  need  for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate
achievable goals for state government to meet in order to  better  serve
the  community of adults with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it
is in the public interest to establish  a  task  force  on  adults  with
autism  to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of
adults with autism spectrum disorders living in New York.
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01908-03-1

S. 2135--A                          2

  (A)  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM
IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE TO STUDY, EVALUATE
AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO SPECIFIC ACTIONABLE MEASURES  TO
SUPPORT  AND  MEET  THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF
THE  STATE,  INCLUDING  SUCH NEEDS AS VOCATIONAL, RESIDENTIAL AND SOCIAL
NEEDS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL  COMPRISE  THE  BASIS
FOR  A  COMPREHENSIVE  PLAN FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM,
AND SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
  (1)  THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION, THE DEPUTY  COMMISSIONER  FOR  ADULT  CAREER  AND  CONTINUING
EDUCATION  SERVICES WITHIN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF LABOR; AND
  (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE
WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,  AND
ONE  SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER THAN
THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED  IN  THE
SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER  OR  THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE SHALL SERVE AS
CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON  AS
PRACTICABLE  FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT A
VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A
SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE.
  (D) THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE  NO  COMPENSATION  FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  (E)  TO  THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED
TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE, AND SHALL UTILIZE  AND  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  SUCH
FACILITIES,  RESOURCES  AND  DATA  OF  ANY  COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY  CARRY  OUT  ITS
POWERS AND DUTIES.
  (F)  THE  TASK  FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO
THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE  SPEAKER  OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

Co-Sponsors

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S2135B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A411B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.41, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6647, A10029

S2135B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs of adults with autism.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S2135B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the task
force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office of
people with developmental disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Legislative findings

Section 2. Amends the mental hygiene law adding a new section 13.41
which creates the task force and specifies its composition and duties

Section 3. Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
The legislature has found that autism is a lifelong disability, yet
much of the focus on autism spectrum disorders relates to education
and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in a
person's life. There is a pressing need for policymakers and
advocates in the state to formulate achievable goals for state
government to meet in order to better serve the community of adults
with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it is in the public
interest to establish a task force on adults with autism to develop a
comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of adults with
autism spectrum disorders living in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed 2 years after such effective date.

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

                                 2135--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  LANZA, McDONALD, PARKER, RIVERA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  reported  favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- recom-
  mitted  to  the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabili-
  ties 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 establishing the
  task force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that autism is
a lifelong disability, yet much of the focus on autism  spectrum  disor-
ders  relates  to  education and development, and neglects concerns that
may arise later in a person's life.  The  legislature  also  finds  that
adults with autism may face significant challenges in various aspects of
their  lives,  including  such areas as job placement, housing and long-
term care. Further, just as the autism spectrum covers a wide  range  of
functional  abilities,  so  does  the need for services and supports for
adults with autism. Consequently, the legislature finds that there is  a
pressing  need  for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate
achievable goals for state government to meet in order to  better  serve
the  community of adults with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it
is in the public interest to establish  a  task  force  on  adults  with
autism  to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of
adults with autism spectrum disorders living in New York.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01908-04-2

S. 2135--B                          2

  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM.
  (A)  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM
IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE TO STUDY, EVALUATE
AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO SPECIFIC ACTIONABLE MEASURES  TO
SUPPORT  AND  MEET  THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF
THE STATE, INCLUDING SUCH NEEDS AS VOCATIONAL,  RESIDENTIAL  AND  SOCIAL
NEEDS.  THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL COMPRISE THE BASIS
FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF  ADULTS  WITH  AUTISM,
AND  SHALL  BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
  (1) THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE COMMISSIONER  OF
EDUCATION,  THE  DEPUTY  COMMISSIONER  FOR  ADULT  CAREER AND CONTINUING
EDUCATION SERVICES WITHIN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE  COMMISSIONER
OF LABOR; AND
  (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE
WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
ONE  SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND
ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER  THAN
THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  VACANCIES  IN  THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED IN THE
SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S  DESIGNEE  SHALL  SERVE  AS
CHAIRPERSON  OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON AS
PRACTICABLE FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT  A
VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A
SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE.
  (D)  THE  MEMBERS  OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  (E) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
TO  REQUEST  AND  RECEIVE,  AND  SHALL UTILIZE AND BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH
FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND  DATA  OF  ANY  COURT,  DEPARTMENT,  DIVISION,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION  THEREOF  AS  IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY CARRY OUT ITS
POWERS AND DUTIES.
  (F) THE TASK FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS  AND  RECOMMENDATIONS  TO
THE  GOVERNOR,  THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

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