senate Bill S5986B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "freeze unsafe closures now act" to delay the closure and consolidation of state facilities operated by the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1440
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 11, 2014 print number 5986b
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 09, 2014 print number 5986a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Nov 15, 2013 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

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S5986 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Laws Affected:
Amd Part J §§20 & 21, Part O §§2 & 4, Chap 56 of 2012

S5986 - Summary

Enacts the "freeze unsafe closures now act" to delay the closure and consolidation of state facilities operated by the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities until April 1, 2017.

S5986 - Sponsor Memo

S5986 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5986

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LIBOUS, RITCHIE, FARLEY, MARCELLINO, O'MARA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  56 of the laws of 2012, amending the mental
  hygiene law and other laws relating to  the  office  for  people  with
  developmental  disabilities  and  the  office  of  mental  health,  in
  relation to delaying the closure and consolidation of facilities oper-
  ated by such offices

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "freeze unsafe closures now act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the state
has recently announced its intent to downsize and close numerous facili-
ties operated by the office of mental health and the office  for  people
with  developmental  disabilities.    These facilities provide inpatient
services to individuals with serious  mental  illness  or  developmental
disabilities  who  are  very frail, who are dangerous or violent, or who
are children and adolescents.  The stated purpose of these  closures  is
to  achieve  full community integration of the mentally ill and develop-
mentally disabled individuals residing throughout the state  in  accord-
ance with the Supreme Court decision in Olmstead.  Olmstead v. L.C., 527
U.S.  581  (1999),  is  a  United  States  Supreme  Court case regarding
discrimination against people with mental disabilities, which held  that
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with mental
disabilities  have  the  right  to  live in the community rather than in
institutions, if in the words of the opinion of the court, "the  State's
treatment  professionals  have  determined  that  community placement is
appropriate, the transfer from institutional care to a less  restrictive
setting is not opposed by the affected individual, and the placement can
be  reasonably accommodated, taking into account the resources available

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13050-03-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5986A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Laws Affected:
Amd Part J §§20 & 21, Part O §§2 & 4, Chap 56 of 2012

S5986A - Summary

Enacts the "freeze unsafe closures now act" to delay the closure and consolidation of state facilities operated by the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities until April 1, 2017.

S5986A - Sponsor Memo

S5986A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5986--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS,  RITCHIE,  BONACIC,  BOYLE,  DeFRANCISCO,
  FARLEY, FLANAGAN,  GALLIVAN,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,  MARCELLINO,  MAZIARZ,
  O'MARA,  SEWARD,  ZELDIN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Mental  Health  and  Developmental Disabilities in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend chapter 56 of the laws  of  2012,  amending  the  mental
  hygiene  law  and  other  laws  relating to the office for people with
  developmental  disabilities  and  the  office  of  mental  health,  in
  relation to delaying the closure and consolidation of facilities oper-
  ated by such offices

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "freeze unsafe closures now act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the state
has recently announced its intent to downsize and close numerous facili-
ties  operated  by the office of mental health and the office for people
with developmental disabilities.   These  facilities  provide  inpatient
services  to  individuals  with  serious mental illness or developmental
disabilities who are very frail, who are dangerous or  violent,  or  who
are  children  and adolescents.  The stated purpose of these closures is
to achieve full community integration of the mentally ill  and  develop-
mentally  disabled  individuals residing throughout the state in accord-
ance with the Supreme Court decision in Olmstead.  Olmstead v. L.C., 527
U.S. 581 (1999),  is  a  United  States  Supreme  Court  case  regarding
discrimination  against people with mental disabilities, which held that
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with mental
disabilities have the right to live in  the  community  rather  than  in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13050-04-4

Co-Sponsors

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S5986B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8294B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Laws Affected:
Amd Part J §§20 & 21, Part O §§2 & 4, Chap 56 of 2012

S5986B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "freeze unsafe closures now act" to delay the closure and consolidation of state facilities operated by the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities until April 1, 2017.

S5986B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5986B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5986--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS,  RITCHIE,  BONACIC,  BOYLE,  DeFRANCISCO,
  FARLEY,  FLANAGAN,  GALLIVAN,  HANNON,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,  MARCELLINO,
  MARCHIONE,  MAZIARZ,  O'MARA, SEWARD, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  recommitted to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental  Disa-
  bilities  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  56 of the laws of 2012, amending the mental
  hygiene law and other laws relating to  the  office  for  people  with
  developmental  disabilities  and  the  office  of  mental  health,  in
  relation to delaying the closure and consolidation of facilities oper-
  ated by such offices

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "freeze unsafe closures now act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the state
has recently announced its intent to downsize and close numerous facili-
ties operated by the office of mental health and the office  for  people
with  developmental  disabilities.    These facilities provide inpatient
services to individuals with serious  mental  illness  or  developmental
disabilities  who  are  very frail, who are dangerous or violent, or who
are children and adolescents.  The stated purpose of these  closures  is
to  achieve  full community integration of the mentally ill and develop-
mentally disabled individuals residing throughout the state  in  accord-
ance with the Supreme Court decision in Olmstead.  Olmstead v. L.C., 527
U.S.  581  (1999),  is  a  United  States  Supreme  Court case regarding
discrimination against people with mental disabilities, which held  that
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with mental

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13050-06-4

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