senate Bill S157

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides legal assistance to youth ordered by the court into the custody of the office of children and family services and placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 09, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S157 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§47.01 & 47.03, Ment Hyg L; add §508-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3074
2009-2010: S6678

S157 - Summary

Provides legal assistance to youth ordered by the court into the custody of the office of children and family services and placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center.

S157 - Sponsor Memo

S157 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   157

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  providing legal assistance to youth ordered by the court
  into the custody of the office of children  and  family  services  and
  placed or committed to a state operated juvenile detention center

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 47.01 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a) There shall be a mental hygiene legal service of the state in each
judicial  department.  The  service  shall  provide  legal assistance to
patients or residents of a facility as defined in section 1.03  of  this
chapter,  or  any  other  place or facility which is required to have an
operating certificate pursuant to article sixteen or thirty-one of  this
chapter,  and  to persons alleged to be in need of care and treatment in
such facilities or places, and to persons entitled to such legal assist-
ance as provided by article ten of this chapter.    THE  SERVICES  SHALL
ALSO  PROVIDE  LEGAL  ASSISTANCE  TO YOUTH ORDERED BY THE COURT INTO THE
CUSTODY OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  AND  PLACED  OR
COMMITTED  TO  A  STATE  OPERATED JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER. The head of
such service in each judicial department and such  assistants  and  such
staff  as  may be necessary shall be appointed and may be removed by the
presiding justice of the appellate division of the judicial  department.
Appointments  and  transfers  to  the  service  shall  comply  with  the
provisions of the civil service law. Standards for qualifications of the
personnel in the service shall be established by the  presiding  justice
of  the  appellate  division  of  the judicial department. The presiding

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

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