senate Bill S6641A

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the administration of services offered by the office for people with developmental disabilities

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 vetoed memo.519
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.400
substituted for a8846c
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1510
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2014 print number 6641c
amend and recommit to finance
May 22, 2014 print number 6641b
amend and recommit to finance
May 21, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Apr 29, 2014 print number 6641a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 21, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jun 18, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S6641C
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S6641A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 21, 2014

aye wr (1)

Bill Amendments

Original
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C (Active)
Original
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B
C (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S6641 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8846A
Law Section:
Mental Retardation

S6641 - Summary

Relates to the administration of services offered by the office for people with developmental disabilities.

S6641 - Sponsor Memo

S6641 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6641

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT relating to the administration of services to people with  devel-
  opmental disabilities

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that  the  policy
known as the "front door" has been implemented to control the allocation
of  services  to people with developmental disabilities. This has led to
widespread complaints about service denials to people who are  in  crit-
ical  need of services, some living at home with aging parents who them-
selves have disabilities significant enough to prevent them from contin-
uing as their child's caregiver. Furthermore, widespread reports suggest
that the number of persons in critical need is growing larger  and  more
severe  for  a  broad  range  of people with developmental disabilities,
including those transitioning out of school, in addition  to  those  who
now  live  at home.  Compounding these problems the state has elected to
assume substantial decision making and administrative authority  without
having  the means, resources or a clear process to efficiently and expe-
ditiously carry out these functions. The consequence has been inordinate
delays in the allocation of critical services,  constrained  choice  and
the  inability  to  appropriately  and efficiently redirect resources to
better serve people and families in need.
  S 2. The commissioner of the  office  for  people  with  developmental
disabilities, in collaboration with the developmental disabilities advi-
sory council established pursuant to section 13.05 of the mental hygiene
law,  shall  develop a plan for overhauling and improving the front door
process. Such commissioner shall submit the plan to the temporary presi-
dent of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than October
1, 2014 and implement guidelines putting the plan into effect  no  later
than  December  1,  2014. The plan shall consist of proposals to address
the following:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13869-05-4

Co-Sponsors

S6641A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8846A
Law Section:
Mental Retardation

S6641A - Summary

Relates to the administration of services offered by the office for people with developmental disabilities.

S6641A - Sponsor Memo

S6641A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6641--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, TKACZYK, VALESKY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Mental  Health  and  Developmental Disabilities --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT relating to the administration of services to people with devel-
  opmental disabilities

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

  Section  1.  The legislature hereby finds and declares that the policy
known as the "front door" has been implemented to control the allocation
of services to people with developmental disabilities. This has  led  to
widespread  complaints  about service denials to people who are in crit-
ical need of services, some living at home with aging parents who  them-
selves have disabilities significant enough to prevent them from contin-
uing as their child's caregiver. Furthermore, widespread reports suggest
that  the  number of persons in critical need is growing larger and more
severe for a broad range  of  people  with  developmental  disabilities,
including  those  transitioning  out of school, in addition to those who
now live at home.  Compounding these problems the state has  elected  to
assume  substantial decision making and administrative authority without
having the means, resources or a clear process to efficiently and  expe-
ditiously carry out these functions. The consequence has been inordinate
delays  in  the  allocation of critical services, constrained choice and
the inability to appropriately and  efficiently  redirect  resources  to
better serve people and families in need.
  S  2.  The  commissioner  of  the office for people with developmental
disabilities, in collaboration with the developmental disabilities advi-
sory council established pursuant to section 13.05 of the mental hygiene
law, shall develop a plan for overhauling and improving the  front  door
process. Such commissioner shall submit the plan to the temporary presi-
dent of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than October
1,  2014  and implement guidelines putting the plan into effect no later

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13869-06-4

Co-Sponsors

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S6641B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8846A
Law Section:
Mental Retardation

S6641B - Summary

Relates to the administration of services offered by the office for people with developmental disabilities.

S6641B - Sponsor Memo

S6641B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6641--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, TKACZYK, VALESKY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Mental  Health  and  Developmental Disabilities --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT relating to the administration of services to people with devel-
  opmental disabilities

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

  Section  1.  The legislature hereby finds that the policy known as the
"front door" is being implemented to allocate services  to  people  with
developmental disabilities based on person-centered planning. Widespread
reports  suggest  that the number of persons in critical need is growing
larger and more severe for a broad range of  people  with  developmental
disabilities,  including those transitioning out of school, those living
with aging caregivers, and those who live at home but  are  in  need  of
more  intensive  services. Compounding this situation, it has been found
that while individuals linger in inappropriate settings there are vacan-
cies that remain at provider agencies. To reduce  delays  and  create  a
more  efficient  and  seamless coordination of services, it is paramount
that transparent and more timely guidance is provided to individuals  in
need of services and their families. In addition, clear guidance must be
given to providers of services to ensure that services are utilized in a
meaningful and thoughtful manner.
  S  2.  The  commissioner  of  the office for people with developmental
disabilities, in collaboration with the developmental disabilities advi-
sory council established pursuant to section 13.05 of the mental hygiene
law, shall develop a plan for implementing the front door process.  Such
commissioner  shall  submit  the  plan to the temporary president of the
senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than January 1, 2015 and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13869-09-4

Co-Sponsors

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S6641C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8846A
Law Section:
Mental Retardation

S6641C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the administration of services offered by the office for people with developmental disabilities.

S6641C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6641C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6641--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CARLUCCI,  AVELLA, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, TKACZYK,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabil-
  ities  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said  committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- 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 relating to the administration of services to people with devel-
  opmental disabilities

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

  Section  1.  The legislature hereby finds that the policy known as the
"front door" is being implemented to allocate services  to  people  with
developmental disabilities based on person-centered planning. Widespread
reports  suggest  that the number of persons in critical need is growing
larger and more severe for a broad range of  people  with  developmental
disabilities,  including those transitioning out of school, those living
with aging caregivers, and those who live at home but  are  in  need  of
more  intensive  services. Compounding this situation, it has been found
that while individuals linger in inappropriate settings there are vacan-
cies that remain at provider agencies. To reduce  delays  and  create  a
more  efficient  and  seamless coordination of services, it is paramount
that transparent and more timely guidance is provided to individuals  in
need of services and their families. In addition, clear guidance must be
given to providers of services to ensure that services are utilized in a
meaningful and thoughtful manner.
  S  2.  The  commissioner  of  the office for people with developmental
disabilities, in collaboration with the developmental disabilities advi-
sory council established pursuant to section 13.05 of the mental hygiene
law, shall develop a plan for implementing the front door process.  Such
commissioner  shall  submit  the  plan to the temporary president of the
senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than January 1, 2015 and

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

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