senate Bill S7063

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Transfers the operation of the alcohol and drug rehabilitation program from the department of motor vehicles to the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services; repealer

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  • Delivered to Governor
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May 21, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 26, 2012 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 21, 2012 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 21, 2012

excused (1)

S7063 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10078
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.26, Ment Hyg L; rpld §1196, V & T L

S7063 - Summary

Transfers the operation of the alcohol and drug rehabilitation program from the department of motor vehicles to the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services.

S7063 - Sponsor Memo

S7063 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7063

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  reestablishing
  the alcohol and drug rehabilitation program within the office of alco-
  holism and substance abuse services; and to repeal section 1196 of the
  vehicle and traffic law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section
19.26 to read as follows:
S 19.26 ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAM.
  (A)  PROGRAM ESTABLISHMENT. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED AN ALCOHOL AND
DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE.   THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL
ESTABLISH,  BY  REGULATION, THE INSTRUCTIONAL AND REHABILITATIVE ASPECTS
OF THE PROGRAM.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL CONSIST OF AT  LEAST  FIFTEEN  HOURS
AND  INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION IN AREAS
DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER. NO PERSON SHALL BE  REQUIRED  TO
ATTEND OR PARTICIPATE IN SUCH PROGRAM OR ANY ASPECT THEREOF FOR A PERIOD
EXCEEDING  EIGHT  MONTHS EXCEPT UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE OFFICE OR
APPROPRIATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAM ON  BEHALF  OF  A
MUNICIPALITY.
  (B)  CURRICULUM.  THE  FORM, CONTENT AND METHOD OF PRESENTATION OF THE
VARIOUS ASPECTS OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE  COMMISSION-
ER.  IN  THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  THE  FORM, CURRICULUM AND CONTENT OF SUCH
PROGRAM, THE COMMISSIONER MAY CONSULT WITH THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  MENTAL
HEALTH AND ANY OTHER STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR OFFICE, AND MAY REQUEST
AND RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM THEM. THE COMMISSIONER IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO
DEVELOP  MORE THAN ONE CURRICULUM AND COURSE CONTENT FOR SUCH PROGRAM IN
ORDER TO MEET THE VARYING REHABILITATIVE NEEDS OF PARTICIPANTS.
  (C) WHERE AVAILABLE. A COURSE IN SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN AT
LEAST EVERY COUNTY IN THE STATE, EXCEPT WHERE  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETER-
MINES  THAT  THERE IS NOT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF ALCOHOL OR DRUG-RELATED
TRAFFIC OFFENSES IN A  COUNTY  TO  MANDATE  THE  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  SAID

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15457-02-2

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