assembly Bill A3557

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates mental illness and chemical dependence initiative

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.863
May 08, 2018 reported
Apr 16, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health
Jan 27, 2017 referred to mental health

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A3557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1705
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11054, S8062
2011-2012: A1070, S4760
2013-2014: A1965, S1464
2015-2016: A8433, S2511
2019-2020: A2758, S3200

A3557 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a public education initiative designed to eliminate stigma and misinformation about mental illness and chemical dependence among military service members.

A3557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3557

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ, RAMOS, CUSICK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.  ABINANTI, MAGNARELLI, PAULIN -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a public
  education  initiative  designed to eliminate stigma and misinformation
  about mental illness and chemical dependence  among  military  service
  members;  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

  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 (l) to read as follows:
  (L)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE
COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  ALCOHOLISM  AND
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS'
AFFAIRS SHALL DEVELOP A PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVE DESIGNED  TO  ELIMI-
NATE STIGMA AND MISINFORMATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND CHEMICAL DEPEND-
ENCE  AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, IMPROVE THEIR
UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND THE EXISTENCE OF
EFFECTIVE  TREATMENT,  AND  PROVIDE  INFORMATION   REGARDING   AVAILABLE
RESOURCES AND HOW TO ACCESS THEM. THESE PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVES MAY
INCLUDE  THE USE OF THE INTERNET, INCLUDING THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
SITES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire  on  June
30,  2020 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06892-01-7