senate Bill S840

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 18, 2016 signed chap.246
Aug 08, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.777
substituted for a6386a
Jun 02, 2016 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 29, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 24, 2016 1st report cal.227
Jan 06, 2016 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
May 27, 2015 print number 840a
amend and recommit to finance
Mar 11, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 07, 2015 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Mar 11, 2015 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S840
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2015

S840 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.27, Ment Hyg L

S840 - Summary

Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries; directs the release of the name, birthdate and date of death of certain patients 50 years after the date of death.

S840 - Sponsor Memo

S840 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   840

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 patients interred
  at state mental health hospital cemeteries

  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
33.27 to read as follows:
S 33.27 RELEASE OF CERTAIN PATIENTS' NAMES AND DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH.
  (A) TO MARK HEADSTONES OR OTHERWISE MEMORIALIZE PATIENTS  INTERRED  AT
STATE  MENTAL  HEALTH  HOSPITAL  CEMETERIES,  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE
AVAILABLE THE NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND DATE OF DEATH OF  PATIENTS  BURIED
IN  STATE  MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL CEMETERIES FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE DEATH
OF A PATIENT.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM  "STATE  MENTAL  HEALTH
HOSPITALS"  SHALL MEAN ANY STATE-FUNDED INSTITUTION TO CARE FOR AND HELP
TREAT THE MENTALLY ILL OR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED IN  NEW  YORK  STATE.
SUCH  TERM  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO FORMER ASYLUMS FOR THE
INSANE, SUCH AS THE NEW YORK STATE LUNATIC ASYLUM, UTICA STATE HOSPITAL,
WILLARD ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, WILLARD STATE HOSPITAL,  NEW  YORK  STATE
INEBRIATE  ASYLUM,  BINGHAMTON ASYLUM FOR THE CHRONIC INSANE, BINGHAMTON
STATE HOSPITAL, BUFFALO STATE ASYLUM FOR  THE  INSANE,  NEW  YORK  STATE
ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, BUFFALO STATE HOSPITAL, NEW YORK STATE ASYLUM FOR
IDIOTS AND THE ASYLUM FOR IDIOTS IN ALBANY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on  or
before such date.

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

S840A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.27, Ment Hyg L

S840A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries; directs the release of the name, birthdate and date of death of certain patients 50 years after the date of death.

S840A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S840A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 840--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to patients interred
  at state mental health hospital cemeteries

  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) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, ON REQUEST BY A
REPRESENTATIVE  OF A CEMETERY ORGANIZATION OR FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT, THE
COMMISSIONER AND DIRECTORS OF OFFICE FACILITIES  SHALL  RELEASE  TO  THE
REPRESENTATIVE THE NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, OR DATE OF DEATH OF A PERSON WHO
WAS A PATIENT AT THE FACILITY WHEN THE PERSON DIED, UNLESS THE PERSON OR
THE  PERSON'S GUARDIAN PROVIDED WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS TO THE FACILITY NOT
TO RELEASE SUCH PERSON'S NAME OR DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH.  A  REPRESEN-
TATIVE  OF  A CEMETERY ORGANIZATION OR A FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT MAY USE A
NAME OR DATE RELEASED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION ONLY  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
INSCRIBING THE NAME OR DATE ON A GRAVE MARKER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on  or
before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03851-05-5

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