senate Bill S4697

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Amends general business law, mental hygiene law and social services law in relation to sober living homes

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May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
May 07, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 18, 2013 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Votes

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May 6, 2014 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S4697
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

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May 7, 2013 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S4697
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committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

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S4697 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6791
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §210, Gen Bus L; add Art 21 §§21.01 - 21.19, Ment Hyg L; amd §§143-b & 17, Soc Serv L

S4697 - Summary

Relates to sober living homes; also relates to establishing and enforcing regulations pertaining to such homes.

S4697 - Sponsor Memo

S4697 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4697                                                  A. 6791

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  ZELDIN, LAVALLE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced by M. of A. HENNESSEY, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  RAMOS, HOOPER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Alcoholism
  and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  improving  the
  operation  of  sober  living  homes and to establish and enforce regu-
  lations pertaining to such homes; to amend the mental hygiene law,  in
  relation  to the certification of sober living homes; and to amend the
  social services law, in relation to sober living homes

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

  Section  1. Declaration of findings and legislative intent. The legis-
lature hereby finds and declares that there is an urgent need to improve
the operation of sober living homes. A sober living home is intended  to
provide  affordable,  drug and alcohol free environments for persons who
are enrolled in out-patient treatment or recovering from a drug or alco-
hol addiction. The mission of a sober living home is to promote recovery
and allow individuals to become self supporting. In order to  meet  this
mission,  residents  must be afforded a safe, sanitary, and secure envi-
ronment.
  The legislature further finds that far  too  many  sober  living  home
operators  fail to provide the atmosphere necessary for residents. While
there certainly are some well-run sober living homes that truly  aim  to
assist  those  in  recovery,  many of these homes are often overcrowded,
drug and alcohol infested, unsanitary,  and  incompetently  managed.  In
order  to ensure that appropriate living standards are being maintained,
regulations pertaining to the operation of sober living  homes  must  be
established and enforced.
  The  legislature  further  finds and declares that it is the intent of
the legislature to prevent recidivism, injury, and death  among  persons
seeking  housing  in  a  sober living home by establishing and enforcing

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