senate Bill S902

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a sober living task force

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2018 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2018 1st report cal.248
Jan 03, 2018 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 06, 2017 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 31, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 24, 2017 1st report cal.87
Jan 05, 2017 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Votes

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Jan 23, 2018 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S902
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2018

Jan 24, 2017 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S902
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2017

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S902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6210
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3989, A7933
2019-2020: S4496, A6718
2021-2022: S3411, A5670

S902 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a sober living task force.

S902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   902

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CROCI, AKSHAR, HANNON, MURPHY, ORTT -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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:
§ 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.

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