senate Bill S6659A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a task force on adults with developmental disabilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8835 - Vetoed by Governor


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.499
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1082
substituted for s6659a
Jun 16, 2014 substituted by a8835a
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1082
Apr 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Mar 06, 2014 print number 6659a
amend (t) and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 25, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S6659A
36
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committee
36
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 29, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S6659A
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2014

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S6659 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8835A
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.41, Ment Hyg L

S6659 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a task force on adults with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations concerning vocational, recreational and social needs of such adults.

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BILL NUMBER:S6659 REVISED 6/16/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
establishing the task force on adults with intellectual disabilities;
and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
thereof

PURPOSE: Establishes the task force on adults with developmental
disabilities within the Office for People With Developmental
Disabilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Legislative findings.

Section 2: Amends the Mental Hygiene law adding a new section 13.41
which creates the Task Force on adults with developmental
disabilities.

The task force shall be comprised of ten members as follows:

*Commissioner of the Office for People With Developmental
Disabilities;
*Commissioner of Health;
*Commissioner of Education;
*Commissioner of Housing and Community Renewal;
*Commissioner of Mental Health
*Commissioner of Labor; and
*Four (4) members with demonstrated expertise in issues relating to
the work of the task force, two (2) of whom are appointed by the
Governor, and one each appointed by the Temporary President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly.

The task force shall study, evaluate and develop recommendations
relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs
of adults with developmental disabilities who are residents of the
state, including such needs as vocational, residential and social
needs. This study shall also evaluate the long term needs of adults
with developmental disabilities who reside with aging caregivers. The
recommendations of the task force shall comprise the basis for a
comprehensive plan for meeting the needs of adults with developmental
disabilities and shall be submitted to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before January 1st, 2016.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The legislature has found that adults living with
developmental disabilities require a lifetime of person-centered
supports and services, yet much of the focus on developmental
disabilities relates to education and development, and neglects
concerns that may arise later in a person's life. There is a pressing
need for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate
achievable goals for state government to meet in order to better serve
the community of adults with intellectual disabilities. To this end,
it is in the Public interest to establish a task force on adults with
developmental disabilities to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting


the various needs of adults with developmental disabilities living in
New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Similar to: S.882 of 2013: Passed Senate and
Assembly, vetoed by the Governor, Veto No. 273

S.2135-B of 2012: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Mental Health

S.2135-A of 2011: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Mental Health

S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed two year after such effective date.

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

                                  6659

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 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 to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing  the
  task force on adults with intellectual disabilities; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that  intellec-
tual  disabilities  is  a  lifelong disability, yet much of the focus on
intellectual disabilities relates  to  education  and  development,  and
neglects  concerns that may arise later in a person's life. The legisla-
ture also finds that adults  with  intellectual  disabilities  may  face
significant challenges in various aspects of their lives, including such
areas  as  job  placement, housing and long-term care. Consequently, the
legislature finds that there is a pressing  need  for  policymakers  and
advocates  in  the state to formulate achievable goals for state govern-
ment to meet in order to better  serve  the  community  of  adults  with
intellectual  disabilities. To this end, it is in the public interest to
establish a task force  on  adults  with  intellectual  disabilities  to
develop  a  comprehensive  plan  for meeting the various needs of adults
with intellectual disabilities living in New York.
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.
  (A)  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH INTEL-
LECTUAL DISABILITIES IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE  SHALL
BE  TO  STUDY, EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO SPECIFIC
ACTIONABLE MEASURES TO SUPPORT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH  INTEL-
LECTUAL  DISABILITIES  WHO  ARE  RESIDENTS  OF THE STATE, INCLUDING SUCH
NEEDS AS VOCATIONAL, RESIDENTIAL AND  SOCIAL  NEEDS.  ADDITIONALLY,  THE
TASK  FORCE  SHALL STUDY THE LONG TERM NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL
DISABILITIES WHO HAVE AGING CAREGIVERS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE  TASK
FORCE  SHALL COMPRISE THE BASIS FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR MEETING THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14094-01-4

S. 6659                             2

NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, AND SHALL  BE  SUBMITTED
TO  THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS
SECTION.
  (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
  (1)  THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION, THE DEPUTY  COMMISSIONER  FOR  ADULT  CAREER  AND  CONTINUING
EDUCATION  SERVICES WITHIN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF LABOR; AND
  (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE
WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,  AND
ONE  SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER THAN
THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED  IN  THE
SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER  OR  THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE SHALL SERVE AS
CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON  AS
PRACTICABLE  FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT A
VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A
SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE.
  (D) THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE  NO  COMPENSATION  FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  (E)  TO  THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED
TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE, AND SHALL UTILIZE  AND  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  SUCH
FACILITIES,  RESOURCES  AND  DATA  OF  ANY  COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY  CARRY  OUT  ITS
POWERS AND DUTIES.
  (F)  THE  TASK  FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO
THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE  SPEAKER  OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
  S  3. This act shall take effect April 1, 2015 and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 1 year after such effective date.

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S6659A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8835A
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.41, Ment Hyg L

S6659A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes a task force on adults with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations concerning vocational, recreational and social needs of such adults.

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BILL NUMBER:S6659A REVISED 7/9/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
establishing the task force on adults with developmental disabilities;
and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes the task force on adults
with developmental disabilities within the Office for People With
Developmental Disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Legislative findings.

Section 2: Amends the Mental Hygiene law adding a new section 13.41
which creates the Task Force on adults with developmental
disabilities.

The task force shall be comprised of ten members as follows:

*Commissioner of the Office for People With Developmental
Disabilities; `Commissioner of Health;
*Commissioner of Education;
*Commissioner of Housing and Community Renewal;
*Commissioner of Mental Health
*Commissioner of Labor; and
*Four (4) members with demonstrated expertise in issues relating to
the work of the task force, two (2) of whom are appointed by the
Governor, and one each appointed by the Temporary President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly.

The task force shall study, evaluate and develop recommendations
relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs
of adults with developmental disabilities who are residents of the
state, including such needs as vocational, residential and social
needs. This study shall also evaluate the long term needs of adults
with developmental disabilities who reside with aging caregivers. The
recommendations of the task force shall comprise the basis for a
comprehensive plan for meeting the needs of adults with developmental
disabilities and shall be submitted to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before January 1st, 2016.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The legislature has found that individuals living with
developmental disabilities require a lifetime of person centered
supports and services, vet much of the focus on individuals with
developmental disabilities relates to education and development, and
neglects concerns that may arise later in a person's life, Currently,
there is a pressing need for policymakers and. advocates in the state
to formulate achievable goals for state government to meet in order to
better serve the community of adults with developmental disabilities.
To this end, it is in the public interest to establish a task force on
adults with developmental disabilities to develop a comprehensive plan
for meeting the various needs of adults with developmental
disabilities living in New York.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar to: S.882 of 2013: Passed Senate and Assembly, vetoed by the
Governor, Veto No. 273

S.2135-B of 2012: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Mental Health

S.2135-A of 2011: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Mental Health

S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This at shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed two year after such effective date.

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

                                 6659--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 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 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
  task force on adults with developmental  disabilities;  and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds  that  develop-
mental  disabilities  require a lifetime of person-centered services and
supports, yet much of the focus on developmental disabilities relates to
education and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in
a person's life. The legislature also finds that  adults  with  develop-
mental  disabilities  may face significant challenges in various aspects
of their lives, including such areas as job placement, housing and long-
term care. Consequently, the legislature finds that there is a  pressing
need for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate achievable
goals for state government to meet in order to better serve the communi-
ty  of adults with developmental disabilities. To this end, it is in the
public interest to establish a task force on adults  with  developmental
disabilities  to  develop  a  comprehensive plan for meeting the various
needs of adults with developmental disabilities living in New York.
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
  (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH DEVELOP-
MENTAL  DISABILITIES  IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL
BE TO STUDY, EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING  TO  SPECIFIC
ACTIONABLE  MEASURES TO SUPPORT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH DEVEL-
OPMENTAL DISABILITIES WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF  THE  STATE,  INCLUDING  SUCH
NEEDS  AS  VOCATIONAL,  RESIDENTIAL  AND SOCIAL NEEDS. ADDITIONALLY, THE
TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY THE LONG TERM NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES WHO RESIDE WITH CAREGIVERS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14094-04-4

S. 6659--A                          2

FORCE  SHALL COMPRISE THE BASIS FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR MEETING THE
NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SHALL BE  SUBMITTED
TO  THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS
SECTION.
  (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF TEN MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS:
  (1)  THE  COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY   RENEWAL, THE COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH,
THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR; AND
  (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE
WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
ONE  SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND
ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER  THAN
THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  VACANCIES  IN  THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED IN THE
SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S  DESIGNEE  SHALL  SERVE  AS
CHAIRPERSON  OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON AS
PRACTICABLE FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT  A
VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A
SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE.
  (D)  THE  MEMBERS  OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR
THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  (E) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
TO  REQUEST  AND  RECEIVE,  AND  SHALL UTILIZE AND BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH
FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND  DATA  OF  ANY  COURT,  DEPARTMENT,  DIVISION,
BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISION  THEREOF  AS  IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY CARRY OUT ITS
POWERS AND DUTIES.
  (F) THE TASK FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS  AND  RECOMMENDATIONS  TO
THE  GOVERNOR,  THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed two years after such effective date.

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