|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 14, 2016||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1697
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 05, 2016||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S7495
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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S7495 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7495 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7495 TITLE OF BILL : 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 disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions PURPOSE : These provisions will require the commissioner of either the office of mental health, office of people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services to submit a report to the legislature upon the closure of any facility or institution. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one - The commissioner shall submit a written report to the legislature at least a year prior to the date the office is seeking closure, of any facility or institution relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, or offices of children and family services. If the legislature finds that the proposed closure is not justified then the closure shall not occur until approved by a majority vote, in the house of the legislature.
S7495 (ACTIVE) - 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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