senate Bill S909A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides information on where to seek help regarding sexual trauma in the military

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May 09, 2014 print number 909a
amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 09, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S909 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6227A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6342D

S909 - Summary

Provides information on where to seek help regarding sexual trauma in the military.

S909 - Sponsor Memo

S909 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   909

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to developing  plans
  to  adequately  address  military  sexual trauma experienced by female
  veterans

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

  Section  1.    Section  7.09  of  the mental hygiene law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions (k) and (l) to read as follows:
  (K) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO DISSEM-
INATE INFORMATION TO FEMALE VETERANS, WHEN APPLICABLE,  REGARDING  WHICH
VETERANS'  AFFAIRS  CENTERS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SUCH FEMALE VETERANS
CAN SEEK TREATMENT, COUNSELING AND RESOURCES FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA.
SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE POSTED ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE WITH A LINK  TO
THE  WEBSITE  OF  THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND A
LINK TO THE WEBSITE OF THE STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS.  FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA SHALL  MEAN  PSYCHOLOG-
ICAL  TRAUMA,  WHICH  IN  THE  JUDGMENT OF A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL,
RESULTED FROM A PHYSICAL ATTACK OF A SEXUAL NATURE, BATTERY OF A  SEXUAL
NATURE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHICH OCCURRED WHILE THE VETERAN WAS SERVING
ON ACTIVE DUTY OR ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING.
  (L)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  PEER  COUNSELING AND SUPPORT
SERVICES REGARDING MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA FOR FEMALE VETERANS AT ONE  OR
MORE  FACILITIES OPERATED OR CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE IF THE COMMISSIONER
DEEMS IT APPROPRIATE AND NECESSARY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02827-01-3

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S909A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6227A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6342D

S909A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides information on where to seek help regarding sexual trauma in the military.

S909A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S909A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 909--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  AVELLA,  BRESLIN, ESPAILLAT, MONTGOMERY,
  O'BRIEN, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed
  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and
  Military Affairs -- recommitted to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland
  Security and Military Affairs in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing infor-
  mation on where to seek help in regards to military sexual trauma

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

  Section  1.    Section  7.09  of  the mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (k) to read as follows:
  (K) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DISSEMINATE INFORMATION TO VETERANS REGARD-
ING WHICH UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL  CENTERS,
OUTPATIENT  CLINICS,  COMMUNITY-BASED OUTPATIENT CLINICS, VET CENTERS OR
OTHER UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS  FACILITIES  VETERANS
CAN SEEK TREATMENT, COUNSELLING AND RESOURCES FOR MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
EXPERIENCED  WHILE  ON  ACTIVE  DUTY  OR  DURING MILITARY TRAINING. SUCH
INFORMATION SHALL BE POSTED ON THE OFFICES WEBSITE WITH A  LINK  TO  THE
WEBSITE  OF  THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND A LINK
TO THE WEBSITE OF THE STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
commissioner of mental health shall promulgate any rules and regulations
necessary for the implementation of this act on or before its  effective
date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02827-05-4

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