|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|
senate Bill S2399
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S2399 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2399 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing additional discharge planning for persons being released from civil confinement PURPOSE: Provides additional discharge planning for persons being released from civil confinement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The mental hygiene law is amended to provide that discharge of a respondent from confinement or strict and intensive supervision by the court shall include a discharge plan that ensures the respondent is discharged to the community of his or her residence prior to conviction or commitment and shall include the use of electronic monitoring for a period to be determined by the court. JUSTIFICATION: Civil confinement of sexually violent predators will keep our communities safe and provide necessary treatment. Once the courts make the determination to discharge these individuals from confinement or strict and intensive supervision, the discharge plan should include provisions to return the individual back to their home of origin. The counties in which offenders were confined should not have to bear additional costs of any continued treatment, services or housing they may need once they are released. Further, those counties and communities who by circumstances host these facilities, should not bear the brunt of added worry regarding these individuals becoming
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
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