|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Mar 23, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S545
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S545 - Details
S545 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S545 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to site selections of community residential facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides guidelines and aid in locating sites for community residential facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subparagraph C of paragraph 1 of subdivision c of section 41.34 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 823 of the laws of 1992 by adding a new subdivision (g) adding group homes housing juvenile delinquents, outpatient clinics and day treatment centers providing psychiatric and drug rehabilitation services to the list of community residences and similar facilities whose presence the state must consider when evaluating the siting of a proposed community residential facility. The bill also requires OPWDD to conduct a study of community residence siting patterns and within a year issue guidelines for acceptable community concentration levels and appropriate minimum distances between community residence facilities. Section 2 for an effective date 180 days after it shall become law.
S545 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 545 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, SAVINO -- 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 site selections of community residential facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (C) of paragraph 1 of subdivision (c) of section 41.34 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 823 of the laws of 1992, is amended and a new subdivision (g) is added to read as follows: (C) object to the establishment of a facility of the kind described by the sponsoring agency because to do so would result in such a concen- tration of community residential facilities for the mentally disabled in the municipality or in the area in proximity to the site selected or a combination of such facilities with other community residences or simi- lar facilities licensed by other agencies of state government, including all community residences, intermediate care facilities, residential care facilities for adults and residential treatment facilities for individ- uals with mental illness or developmental disabilities operated pursuant to article sixteen or article thirty-one of this chapter and all similar residential facilities of fourteen or less residents operated or licensed by another state agency[,] AND ALSO GROUP HOMES HOUSING JUVE- NILE DELINQUENTS AND OUTPATIENT CLINICS AND DAY TREATMENT CENTERS PROVIDING PSYCHIATRIC AND DRUG REHABILITATION SERVICES that the nature and character of the areas within the municipality would be substantial- ly altered. (G) IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY OF STATE- WIDE AND LOCAL MUNICIPAL SITING PATTERNS FOR FACILITIES REFERRED TO IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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