|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|
senate Bill S6552
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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
BILL NUMBER:S6552 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law and the environ- mental conservation law, in relation to the provision of recreational activities for individual's with mental illness or a developmental disa- bility PURPOSE: To facilitate the ability of persons with a mental illness or developmental disability to fish without having to first obtain a fish- ing license. This activity, in addition to other physical activities, should be encouraged so that such persons can pursue an outdoor recre- ational activity that increases their physical activity and valuable social interaction with other like-minded individuals and families. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 - 4: Amends the Mental Hygiene Law sections 7.07, 7.15, 13.07 and 13.15 to incorporate into the law that the Office of Mental Health and Office for People with Developmental Disabilities could help to foster enjoyment of recreational activities, such as sport fishing, for persons who are mentally ill or have a developmental disability. Section 5: Amends Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0707 to facilitate the ability of a person who is mentally ill or has a develop- mental disability as defined in Mental Hygiene Law to recreationally fish without first obtaining a license to do so. Such permission would
S6552 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6552 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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- tation, education, FOSTERING ENJOYMENT OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES and 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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