senate Bill S2399

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides additional discharge planning for persons being released from civil confinement

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 05, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 24, 2013 reported and committed to codes
Jan 17, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

view votes

Jun 5, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S2399
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Codes committee vote details

Apr 24, 2013 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2399
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee vote details

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 24, 2013

Co-Sponsors

S2399 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2733
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง10.09 & 10.11, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1199, A1087, A8914
2009-2010: S3533, A1115

S2399 - Summary

Provides additional discharge planning for persons being released from civil confinement including supervision, electronic monitoring, appropriate clothing, transportation, medication and a service plan.

S2399 - Sponsor Memo

S2399 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2399

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
  and Developmental Disabilities

AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing addi-
  tional discharge  planning  for  persons  being  released  from  civil
  confinement

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

  Section 1. Section 10.09 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  IF  THE COURT DISCHARGES THE RESPONDENT FROM CONFINEMENT THEN THE
COURT SHALL ORDER THE DIRECTOR  OF  THE  SECURE  TREATMENT  FACILITY  TO
PREPARE  A DISCHARGE PLAN. SUCH PLAN SHALL ENSURE THAT THE RESPONDENT IS
DISCHARGED TO HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESIDENCE PRIOR TO THE CONVICTION  OR
COMMITMENT, AS APPROPRIATE, WITH SUPERVISION WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE USE
OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING OR GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE TRACKING FOR AN
APPROPRIATE PERIOD OF TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COURT. THE RESPONDENT
SHALL BE PROVIDED SUITABLE CLOTHING ADAPTED TO THE SEASON IN WHICH HE OR
SHE  IS DISCHARGED AND SUCH CLOTHING SHALL NOT EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS
IN VALUE. SUCH PLAN SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO SUCH  RESI-
DENCE  AND INCLUDE REFERRAL TO ANY SERVICES WHICH THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS
APPROPRIATE IN THE COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE, INCLUDING MEDICATION,  AFTER-
CARE  SERVICES  AND ASSISTANCE IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING DISCHARGE
AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 29.15 OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. Section 10.11 of the mental hygiene law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I) IF THE COURT DISCHARGES THE RESPONDENT FROM THE REGIMEN OF  STRICT
AND INTENSIVE SUPERVISION THEN THE COURT SHALL ORDER THE DIRECTOR OF THE
SECURE  TREATMENT  FACILITY TO PREPARE A DISCHARGE PLAN. SUCH PLAN SHALL
ENSURE THAT THE RESPONDENT IS DISCHARGED TO HIS OR HER COUNTY  OF  RESI-
DENCE PRIOR TO THE CONVICTION OR COMMITMENT, AS APPROPRIATE, WITH SUPER-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06448-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.