senate Bill S3074

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides legal assistance to youth ordered by the court into the custody of the office of children and family services and placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 08, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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S3074 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7649
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§47.01 & 47.03, Ment Hyg L; add §508-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6678

S3074 - Summary

Provides legal assistance to youth ordered by the court into the custody of the office of children and family services and placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center.

S3074 - Sponsor Memo

S3074 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3074

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HUNTLEY, DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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  and the executive law, in
  relation to providing legal assistance to youth ordered by  the  court
  into  the  custody  of  the office of children and family services and
  placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 47.01 of the mental hygiene law,
as  amended  by  chapter  7  of  the laws of 2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) There shall be a mental hygiene legal service of the state in each
judicial department. The  service  shall  provide  legal  assistance  to
patients  or  residents of a facility as defined in section 1.03 of this
chapter, or any other place or facility which is  required  to  have  an
operating  certificate pursuant to article sixteen or thirty-one of this
chapter, and to persons alleged to be in need of care and  treatment  in
such facilities or places, and to persons entitled to such legal assist-
ance  as  provided  by  article ten of this chapter.  THE SERVICES SHALL
ALSO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO YOUTH ORDERED BY  THE  COURT  INTO  THE
CUSTODY  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AND PLACED OR
COMMITTED TO A STATE OPERATED JUVENILE DETENTION  CENTER.  The  head  of
such  service  in  each judicial department and such assistants and such
staff as may be necessary shall be appointed and may be removed  by  the
presiding  justice of the appellate division of the judicial department.
Appointments  and  transfers  to  the  service  shall  comply  with  the
provisions of the civil service law. Standards for qualifications of the
personnel  in  the service shall be established by the presiding justice
of the appellate division of  the  judicial  department.  The  presiding
justice  of  the  appellate  division  of  the judicial department shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03965-02-1

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