senate Bill S3062

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the community mental health support and workforce reinvestment program and the community health and workforce reinvestment account; effectiveness

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S3062 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1072
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Laws Affected:
Amd Part R2 ยง7, Chap 62 of 2003
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6683, A10405

S3062 - Bill Texts

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Amends part R2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, amending the mental hygiene law and the state finance law relating to the community mental health support and workforce reinvestment program and the membership of subcommittees for mental health of community service boards and the duties of such subcommittees and creating the community health and workforce reinvestment account, in relation to the effective date.

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BILL NUMBER:S3062

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend part R2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, amending the mental
hygiene law and the state finance law relating to the community mental
health support and workforce reinvestment program and the membership of
subcommittees for mental health of community service boards and the
duties of such subcommittees and creating the community health and
workforce reinvestment account, in relation to the effective date
thereof

PURPOSE:
To extend New York State's Community Mental Health Workforce
Reinvestment Program and the community health workforce reinvestment
account for an additional seven years until March 31, 2018.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 7 of part R2 of chapter 62 of the
laws of 2003 to extend for seven years, until March 31, 2017, those
provisions of law which provide for community mental health
reinvestment.

Section 2 of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
New York's Mental Health Community Reinvestment Act was
originally enacted in 1993 to direct all savings within the
State-operated mental health service delivery system be reallocated
to localities across the State to meet the mental health needs of
individuals and facilitate their ability to live independently in
their home communities. The program was allowed to expire in 2001,
but was finally signed back into law with revisions by chapter 62 of
the laws of 2003. That statute is set to expire on March 31, 2010.

JUSTIFICATION:
Community Mental Health Reinvestment was initiated in
1993 with a sunset and subsequently renewed with revisions to
establish the state policy that savings achieved through downsizing
of state operated mental health facilities would be reallocated to
localities across the state to meet the mental health needs of
individuals and facilitate their ability to live independently in
their home communities. Reinvestment was an important promise that
the state made and has continued to support for over 15 years. It has
proved enormously successful and helpful in creating and supporting
community mental health services. In March, 2010 the promise of
reinvestment sunsets. It is incumbent upon the state to take action
and ensure that any opportunities for reinvestments into our
community mental health service system remain intact.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6683/A.10405 - 2010 Vetoed, No. 6729

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state unless facilities are downsized in
which case a portion of the savings would go to the community mental


health support and workforce reinvest account instead of to the
State's general fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  3062

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced    by   Sens.   HUNTLEY,   DIAZ,   MONTGOMERY,   OPPENHEIMER,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disa-
  bilities

AN ACT to amend part R2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, amending  the
  mental hygiene law and the state finance law relating to the community
  mental  health  support  and  workforce  reinvestment  program and the
  membership of subcommittees for mental  health  of  community  service
  boards and the duties of such subcommittees and creating the community
  health  and  workforce reinvestment account, in relation to the effec-
  tive date thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  7  of part R2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003,
amending the mental hygiene law and the state finance  law  relating  to
the  community  mental health support and workforce reinvestment program
and the membership of  subcommittees  for  mental  health  of  community
service  boards  and  the  duties of such subcommittees and creating the
community mental health and workforce reinvestment account,  as  amended
by section 2 of part C of chapter 111 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 7. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire March 31,
2013  when  upon  such  date  the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed; PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT SECTIONS TWO AND SIX OF THIS ACT  SHALL
EXPIRE  MARCH  31,  2018  WHEN  UPON  SUCH  DATE  THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH
SECTIONS SHALL BE DEEMED REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03962-01-1

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