senate Bill S4759

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires counties to maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabilities for disaster preparedness

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Mar 18, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Apr 22, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Mar 18, 2014 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Mar 18, 2014

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S4759 - Details

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Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง23-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7257

S4759 - Summary

Requires counties to maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabilities for the purpose of evacuating and sheltering such persons during disasters.

S4759 - Sponsor Memo

S4759 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4759

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring counties  to
  maintain  a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabili-
  ties for evacuation and sheltering during disasters

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

  Section  1. Section 23-a of the executive law, as added by chapter 658
of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 23-a. [County] CONFIDENTIAL COUNTY registry  of  [disabled  persons]
PEOPLE  OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDI-
VISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO  OF  THIS  CHAPTER;
notice.    1.   In each county having a local disaster preparedness plan
pursuant to section twenty-three of this article, in order to  meet  the
special  needs  of  persons OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES who would need
assistance during evacuations and  sheltering  because  of  physical  or
mental  [handicaps]  DISABILITIES, it [is recommended] SHALL BE REQUIRED
that each chief executive maintain  a  registry  of  [disabled  persons]
PEOPLE  OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES located within the county.  PEOPLE
OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES SHALL  BE  GIVEN  THE  OPTION  NOT  TO  BE
INCLUDED  IN THE REGISTRY. The registration shall identify those persons
in need of assistance and plan for resource  allocation  to  meet  those
identified  needs.    To  assist the chief executive in identifying such
persons, the county department  of  health,  THE  COUNTY  DEPARTMENT  OF
SOCIAL  SERVICES,  THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, or such other
county department or agency as designated by the chief executive,  shall
provide  [voluntary]  registration  information  to  all of its [special
needs] clients OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES and to all incoming clients
as part of the intake process.  The registry shall be updated  annually.
The  registration  program  shall give [disabled persons] SUCH PEOPLE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10047-01-3

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