|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 21, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 26, 2012||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
senate Bill S7063
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7063 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §19.26, Ment Hyg L; rpld §1196, V & T L
S7063 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7063 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to reestablishing the alcohol and drug rehabilitation program within the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services; and to repeal section 1196 of the vehicle and traffic law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill shifts the alcohol and drug rehabilitation program to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) from the Department of Motor Vehicles. OASAS is already dedicated to treatment of victims of addiction and thus is in the ideal position to administer this program. The transfer will ensure the best possible treatment for suffers of alcohol and drug abuse and revitalize communication between these two departments for combating the continuing problems of drunk and drugged driving. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds new section 19.26 to the Mental Hygiene Law. This establishes the Alcohol and Rehabilitation Program which exists in identical language in the vehicle and traffic law section 1196. Section 2 repeals section 1196 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
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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