senate Bill S7495

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires legislative approval for the closure of certain office of mental health, office of people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1697
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 05, 2016 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S7495 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10464
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.17, add §13.18, Ment Hyg L; amd §501, Exec L

S7495 - Summary

Requires legislative approval for the closure of certain office of mental health, office for people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions.

S7495 - Sponsor Memo

S7495 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7495

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- 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  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to requiring legislative approval for the closure of certain
  office of mental health, office of people with developmental disabili-
  ties or office of children and family services facilities  and  insti-
  tutions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (e) of section 7.17 of the mental hygiene  law,
as amended by chapter 723 of the laws of 1993, paragraph 1 as amended by
chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, paragraph 3 as amended by chapter 83 of
the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  (e)  In  the  event  that  the  plan for state and local mental health
services, developed in accordance with subdivision (b) of this  section,
determines  that  significant  service  reductions are anticipated for a
particular state-operated hospital or its catchment area, or a state-op-
erated research institute, the commissioner  shall  take  the  following
actions[,  provided nothing in this subdivision shall create a basis for
enjoining any otherwise lawful service reductions]:
  1. SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE AT LEAST  THREE  HUNDRED
SIXTY-FIVE  DAYS  PRIOR TO THE DATE THE OFFICE IS SEEKING CLOSURE OF ANY
FACILITY OR INSTITUTION. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE
PROPOSED CLOSURE. THE LEGISLATURE MAY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
OR DATA THAT IT DEEMS NECESSARY IN SUCH REPORT. IF THE  LEGISLATURE,  OR
THE  APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES THEREOF, UPON REVIEW OF THE REPORT SUBMITTED
TO IT BY THE OFFICE, FINDS THAT THE PROPOSED CLOSURE  IS  NOT  JUSTIFIED
THEN  CLOSURE  SHALL NOT OCCUR UNTIL APPROVED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH
HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.
  2. confer with the department of civil service, the governor's  office
of  employee  relations and any other state agency to develop strategies
which attempt to minimize the impact on the state workforce by providing
assistance in obtaining state employment  in  state-operated  community-

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

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