senate Bill S7197

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties

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May 30, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 01, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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May 30, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 30, 2012

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S7197 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9614A
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16.25, Ment Hyg L

S7197 - Bill Texts

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Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties relating to the use of surveillance cameras in vehicles used to transport the developmentally disabled.

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BILL NUMBER:S7197

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of
services for the developmentally disabled

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require installation of
surveillance cameras with sound capability in all state and voluntary
agency vehicles used by providers who are certified, licensed, funded
or operated to transport children or adults with mental or physical
disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a new section 16.25.

JUSTIFICATION:
Protection of vulnerable populations must be consistent
and enforceable. This legislation would be a critical component of
that initiative.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Significant to be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 180th day after it
shall have come a law.

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

                                  7197

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid-
  ers of services for the developmentally disabled

  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
16.25 to read as follows:
S 16.25 SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
  (A) (I) ALL STATE AND VOLUNTARY AGENCY VEHICLES USED BY PROVIDERS  WHO
ARE  CERTIFIED, LICENSED, FUNDED OR OPERATED BY THE OFFICE THAT ARE USED
TO TRANSPORT CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH  MENTAL  OR  PHYSICAL  DISABILITIES
SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITY.
  (II)  ALL  VEHICLES  USED  AT A FACILITY PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL CARE TO
YOUTH AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A)  OR  (B)  OF  SUBDIVISION
FOUR  OF  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  TWELVE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW TO
TRANSPORT SUCH YOUTH SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH  SURVEILLANCE  CAMERAS  WITH
SOUND CAPABILITY.
  (B) ANY SCHOOL OR PRIVATE TRANSPORT COMPANY VEHICLES USED TO TRANSPORT
CHILDREN  OR  ADULTS  WITH  MENTAL  DISABILITIES  SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITIES.
  (C) ANY PROVIDER THAT  FAILS  TO  IMPLEMENT  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT TO A FINE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER DAY OF
NONCOMPLIANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14975-04-2

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