senate Bill S4765A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "behavioral health services for veterans act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 29, 2014 print number 4765a
amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Apr 23, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S4765 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §369, Exec L; add §19.43, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A50
2009-2010: A8760

S4765 - Summary

Enacts the "behavioral health services for veterans act".

S4765 - Sponsor Memo

S4765 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4765

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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  and  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in
  relation to enacting the "behavioral health services for veterans act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "behavioral
health services for veterans act".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to  read
as follows:
  S  369.  BEHAVIORAL  HEALTH  SERVICES FOR VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD.  1.
THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE  DIVISION,  A  BEHAVIORAL  HEALTH
SERVICES  FOR  VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD. SUCH BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF NINE
MEMBERS, THREE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO  OF  WHOM
SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TWO OF WHOM
SHALL  BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE OF WHOM SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  BY  THE  MINORITY  LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY. SUCH MEMBERS SHALL
SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE  APPOINTING  AUTHORITY.  VACANCIES  ON  THE
BOARD SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER OF THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT. MEMBERS
OF  THE BOARD SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES BUT SHALL
BE REIMBURSED FOR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  2. THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS  ADVISORY  BOARD  SHALL
STUDY  AND  ANALYZE  BOTH  THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING AND THE NEED FOR NEW
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS. IN PROVIDING SUCH ANALYSIS, THE
BOARD SHALL WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE DIVISION, THE OFFICE  OF  ALCO-
HOLISM  AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES  AND  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF MENTAL
HYGIENE. THE BOARD SHALL REPORT THE FINDINGS OF SUCH STUDY TO THE GOVER-
NOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATIONS  IT  DEEMS  NECESSARY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06724-03-3

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §369, Exec L; add §19.43, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A50
2009-2010: A8760

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "behavioral health services for veterans act".

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4765--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Veterans,
  Homeland  Security and Military Affairs in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law  and  the mental hygiene law, in
  relation to enacting the "behavioral health services for veterans act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "behavioral
health services for veterans act".
  S  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 369-f to
read as follows:
  S 369-F. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD.    1.
THERE  IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN THE DIVISION, A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SERVICES FOR VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD. SUCH BOARD SHALL CONSIST  OF  NINE
MEMBERS,  THREE  OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO OF WHOM
SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TWO OF WHOM
SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, ONE OF WHOM SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE  ASSEMBLY.  SUCH  MEMBERS  SHALL
SERVE  AT  THE  PLEASURE  OF  THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY. VACANCIES ON THE
BOARD SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER OF THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT. MEMBERS
OF THE BOARD SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES BUT  SHALL
BE REIMBURSED FOR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  2.  THE  BEHAVIORAL  HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD SHALL
STUDY AND ANALYZE BOTH THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING AND  THE  NEED  FOR  NEW
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS. IN PROVIDING SUCH ANALYSIS, THE
BOARD  SHALL  WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE DIVISION, THE OFFICE OF ALCO-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06724-06-4

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