senate Bill S545

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides guidelines and aids in locating sites for community residential facilities

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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

Votes

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Mar 23, 2011 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S545
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0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2011

aye wr (4)
excused (1)

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S545 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4921
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง41.34, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1873, A9957

S545 - Summary

Provides guidelines and aides in locating sites for community residential facilities; requires OPDD to conduct study on location of proposed sites.

S545 - Sponsor Memo

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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