senate Bill S6552

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioners of mental health and developmental disabilities to foster enjoyment of recreational activities

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 29, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 28, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2014 1st report cal.915
Feb 05, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities


S6552 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7.07, 7.15, 13.07 & 13.15, Ment Hyg L; amd §11-0707, En Con L

S6552 - Summary

Directs the commissioners of mental health and developmental disabilities to foster enjoyment of recreational activities; provides that the mentally ill and developmentally disabled may fish without a license.

S6552 - Sponsor Memo

S6552 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2014

Introduced  by  Sens. CARLUCCI, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and the  environmental  conserva-
  tion  law, in relation to the provision of recreational activities for
  individual's with mental illness or a developmental disability


  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by section 1 of part I of chapter 58 of the laws of 2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The office of mental health is charged with the responsibility for
assuring  the development of comprehensive plans, programs, and services
in the areas of research, prevention,  and  care,  treatment,  rehabili-
training of the mentally ill. Such plans, programs, and  services  shall
be  developed by the cooperation of the office, the other offices of the
department where appropriate, local governments, consumers and community
organizations and agencies. The office shall provide appropriate facili-
ties and encourage the provision of facilities by local  government  and
community organizations and agencies.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (a)  of section 7.15 of the mental hygiene law, as
amended by section 3 of part I of chapter 58 of the  laws  of  2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The commissioner shall plan, promote, establish, develop, coordi-
nate, evaluate, and conduct programs and services of prevention, diagno-
sis, examination, care, treatment, rehabilitation, training, ENHANCEMENT
OF QUALITY OF LIFE and research for the benefit  of  the  mentally  ill.
Such  programs  shall  include but not be limited to in-patient, out-pa-
tient, partial hospitalization, day care, emergency, rehabilitative, and
other appropriate treatments and services. He  or  she  shall  take  all
actions  that  are  necessary,  desirable,  or  proper  to implement the
purposes of this chapter and to carry out the purposes and objectives of
the department within the amounts made available therefor  by  appropri-

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


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