Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 21, 2014
reported and committed to finance
|May 07, 2014
referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Senate Bill S7235
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S7235 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S7235 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7235 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, the elder law, the public health law, and the executive law, in relation to the establishment of a statewide vulnerable person location system PURPOSE: To develop a statewide missing person locator system. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill is the legislative intent and acknowledges the tragedy where Avonte Oguendo wandered away from his school never to be found alive and states that the legislation shall be known as "Avonte's Law." Section 2 amends the mental hygiene law section 5.05, by adding a new subdivision (f) to provide that: 1. The commissioners of the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities are authorized and instructed to form rules and regulations and take all necessary steps to establish a missing person locator program, to be implemented in every county in the state.
2013-S7235 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7235 I N S E N A T E May 7, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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, the elder law, the public health law, and the executive law, in relation to the establishment of a statewide vulnerable person location system THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the tragedy where Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his school never to be found alive highlights the continuing need to find ways to protect the most vulnerable individuals in our state and to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening again. The legislature further finds that a state-wide program designed to make it easier to locate missing vulner- able persons is one such mechanism to achieve this goal. Therefore, the legislature finds it appropriate to enact legislation herein to be known as "Avonte's Law". S 2. Section 5.05 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (f) to read as follows: (F) THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND INSTRUCTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND TAKE ALL STEPS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH A MISSING PERSON LOCATOR PROGRAM, TO BE IMPLE- MENTED IN EVERY COUNTY IN THE STATE, THAT WILL MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL VULNERABLE OR AGING PERSONS WITHIN THEIR CARE AT COST, UPON REQUEST PERSONALLY OR THROUGH AN AGENT, PARENT OR GUARDIAN, A PERSONAL LOCATOR DEVICE TO BE PLACED ON SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATEWIDE MISSING PERSON LOCATOR SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE STATE POLICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 837-F-2 OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. THE STATE SHALL PROVIDE PAYMENT OR A SUBSIDY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR SUCH LOCATOR DEVICE. S 3. Section 202 of the elder law is amended by adding two new subdi- visions 16 and 17 to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13791-04-4
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