senate Bill S6809A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires vehicles used to transport recipients of services from a provider, subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, to be equipped with video cameras

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Jun 05, 2014 print number 6809a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 12, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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S6809 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7908B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.25, Ment Hyg L

S6809 - Summary

Requires vehicles used to transport recipients of services from a provider, subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, to be equipped with video cameras.

S6809 - Sponsor Memo

S6809 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6809

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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,  in relation to requiring
  surveillance  cameras  in  transport  vehicles  for  people  receiving
  services from the office for people with developmental disabilities

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
16.25 to read as follows:
S 16.25 VEHICLE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ADOPT REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE USE OF VIDEO
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITIES IN  ALL  VEHICLES  USED  BY
FACILITIES,   PROVIDERS  AND  PROGRAMS  OPERATED,  LICENSED,  CERTIFIED,
AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF TRANSPORT-
ING SERVICE RECIPIENTS TO PROGRAMMING, ACTIVITIES OR SERVICES.   FACILI-
TIES,  PROVIDERS OR PROGRAMS MAY ONLY TRANSPORT A SERVICE RECIPIENT IN A
VEHICLE WITHOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH
A VEHICLE WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IS UNAVAILABLE AND LACK OF TRANSPOR-
TATION MAY AFFECT THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF A SERVICE  RECIPIENT.    REGU-
LATIONS  SHALL  OUTLINE  HOW  RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND STORED.
REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO REQUIRE THAT THE FIELD  OF  OBSERVATION  OF  SUCH
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS COVER THE ENTIRETY OF THE INTERIOR OF THE TRANSPOR-
TATION VEHICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11427-03-4

S6809A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7908B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.25, Ment Hyg L

S6809A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires vehicles used to transport recipients of services from a provider, subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, to be equipped with video cameras.

S6809A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6809A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6809--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 to amend  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  surveillance  cameras  in  transport  vehicles  for  people  receiving
  services from the office for people with developmental disabilities

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

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
16.25 to read as follows:
S 16.25 VEHICLE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE USE OF  ONE  OR
MORE  VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITIES IN ALL VEHICLES
USED FOR THE PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  TRANSPORTING  SERVICE  RECIPIENTS  TO
PROGRAMMING,   ACTIVITIES  OR  SERVICES  BY  FACILITIES,  PROVIDERS  AND
PROGRAMS OPERATED, LICENSED, CERTIFIED,  AUTHORIZED  OR  FUNDED  BY  THE
OFFICE.   FACILITIES, PROVIDERS OR PROGRAMS MAY ONLY TRANSPORT A SERVICE
RECIPIENT IN A VEHICLE WITHOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN EMERGENCY CIRCUM-
STANCES WHEN SUCH A VEHICLE WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IS UNAVAILABLE AND
LACK OF TRANSPORTATION MAY AFFECT THE HEALTH  OR  SAFETY  OF  A  SERVICE
RECIPIENT.   REGULATIONS SHALL SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH SUCH
RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND STORED, WHICH SHALL BE NO  LESS  THAN
FIVE  YEARS  FROM  THE DATE OF CREATION, AND SHALL OUTLINE THE MANNER IN
WHICH RECORDINGS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND STORED.  REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO
REQUIRE THAT THE FIELD OF OBSERVATION OF  SUCH  SURVEILLANCE  CAMERA  OR
CAMERAS  COVER  THE ENTIRETY OF THE INTERIOR OF THE TRANSPORTATION VEHI-
CLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11427-05-4

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