senate Bill S7431A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to integrated housing

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1676
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2014 print number 7431a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
May 14, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S7431 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.42, Ment Hyg L

S7431 - Summary

Relates to increasing housing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

S7431 - Sponsor Memo

S7431 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7431

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 integrated  hous-
  ing

  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
13.42 to read as follows:
S 13.42 INTEGRATED HOUSING PLAN.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILI-
TIES ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DIVISION OF HOUSING
AND  COMMUNITY  RENEWAL,  AND  THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTINGS COORDINATING
COUNCIL AND OTHER AGENCIES AS DETERMINED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH A PLAN TO INCREASE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. THE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED
TO:
  (1)  IDENTIFICATION  OF STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING
OR ELIGIBLE FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCBS) WAIVERS TO LIVE IN THEIR
OWN HOME, LEASED APARTMENT, OR FAMILY'S HOME, WHEN SUCH A  PLACEMENT  IS
THEIR  INFORMED  CHOICE  AND  THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTING APPROPRIATE TO
THEIR NEEDS. ANY SUCH STRATEGIES AT A MINIMUM SHOULD:
  (I) FACILITATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL  DISA-
BILITIES,  INCLUDING STUDENTS TRANSITIONING FROM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO
LIVE INDEPENDENTLY IN THEIR OWN HOME OR APARTMENT AND  AWAY  FROM  THEIR
PARENTAL HOME;
  (II)  EXPAND  THE  INVENTORY OF AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE RENTAL UNITS
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES;
  (III) INCREASE ACCESS TO RENTAL SUBSIDIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH  DEVEL-
OPMENTAL DISABILITIES;
  (IV)  BUILD  UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS OF INFORMED CHOICES FOR INDE-
PENDENT LIVING AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES,  FAMI-
LIES  PUBLIC  AND  PRIVATE ORGANIZATION, DEVELOPERS AND MEDICAID SERVICE
COORDINATORS;

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

Co-Sponsors

S7431A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.42, Ment Hyg L

S7431A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing housing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

S7431A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7431A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7431--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 integrated hous-
  ing

  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
13.42 to read as follows:
S 13.42 INTEGRATED HOUSING PLAN.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILI-
TIES ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DIVISION OF HOUSING
AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL, AND THE  MOST  INTEGRATED  SETTINGS  COORDINATING
COUNCIL AND OTHER AGENCIES AS DETERMINED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH A PLAN TO INCREASE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH
DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES.  THE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:
  (1) THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN  INVENTORY  OF  AFFORDABLE  AND
ACCESSIBLE RENTAL UNITS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES;
AND
  (2)  IDENTIFICATION  OF STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING
OR ELIGIBLE FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCBS) WAIVERS TO LIVE IN THEIR
OWN HOME, LEASED APARTMENT, OR FAMILY'S HOME, WHEN SUCH A  PLACEMENT  IS
THEIR  INFORMED  CHOICE  AND  THE MOST INTEGRATED SETTING APPROPRIATE TO
THEIR NEEDS. ANY SUCH STRATEGIES AT A MINIMUM SHALL ADDRESS:
  (I) FACILITATING  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES, INCLUDING STUDENTS TRANSITIONING FROM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY IN THEIR OWN HOME OR APARTMENT AND AWAY FROM THEIR
PARENTAL HOME;
  (II)  INCREASING  THE  STOCK OF AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE RENTAL UNITS
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES;
  (III) INCREASING AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO RENTAL SUBSIDIES FOR INDIVID-
UALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES;

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

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