assembly Bill A7933

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates a sober living task force

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A7933 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3989
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6210, S902
2019-2020: A6718, S4496
2021-2022: A5670, S3411

A7933 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a sober living task force.

A7933 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7933

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, MURRAY, PALUMBO -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
  sober living task force

  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
19.04 to read as follows:
S 19.04 SOBER LIVING TASK FORCE.
  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "SOBER  LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE LOCATED IN NEW YORK
STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE  RESIDENCE
OUT  TO  THE  PUBLIC  AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR
PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WHERE NO FORMAL TREATMENT
SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE.
  2. THE SOBER LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED,  WHICH  PURSUANT  TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
FOR  SOBER  LIVING  RESIDENCES  THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.
  3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR-
MATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK  STATE
AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO:
  (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF SOBER HOMES OPERATING IN THE STATE;
  (B)  ISSUE  RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES
FOR SOBER LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
SOBER LIVING ENVIRONMENT, WITH A FOCUS ON  LEAST  RESTRICTIVE  MEANS  OF
BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;
  (C)  STUDY  AND  ISSUE  FINDINGS  REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS
RELATED TO THE OCCUPANCY AND OPERATION OF SOBER  LIVING  RESIDENCES  FOR
THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09334-04-5