assembly Bill A8961

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prevention of suicide; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S7322 - Signed by Governor


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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 signed chap.381
Nov 27, 2018 delivered to governor
May 30, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 07, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.806
substituted for a8961
May 07, 2018 substituted by s7322
Apr 26, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.806
Apr 24, 2018 reported
Feb 06, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2018 referred to mental health

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A8961 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7322
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§41.56 & 7.07, Ment Hyg L; amd §2, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 5500-C and A. 7225-B)

A8961 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of the adolescent suicide prevention advisory council.

A8961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8961

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the prevention of
  suicide; and to amend a chapter of the  laws  of  2017,  amending  the
  mental  hygiene  law  relating  to establishing the adolescent suicide
  prevention advisory council, as proposed in legislative bills  numbers
  S. 5500-C and A. 7225-B, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; and
  repealing section 41.56 of the mental hygiene law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 41.56 of the mental hygiene  law,  as  added  by  a
chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the mental hygiene law relating to
establishing  the  adolescent  suicide  prevention  advisory council, as
proposed in legislative bills  numbers  S.  5500-C  and  A.  7225-B,  is
REPEALED.
  §  2.    Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a
new subdivision (g) to read as follows:
  (G) THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH  SHALL  HAVE  THE  RESPONSIBILITY  FOR
ASSURING  THE  DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES IN THE AREAS
OF RESEARCH AND PREVENTION OF SUICIDE, TO REDUCE SUICIDAL  BEHAVIOR  AND
SUICIDE THROUGH CONSULTATION, TRAINING, IMPLEMENTATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED
PRACTICES,  AND  USE OF SUICIDE SURVEILLANCE DATA. SUCH PLANS, PROGRAMS,
AND SERVICES SHALL CONSIDER THE UNIQUE NEEDS  OF  DIFFERING  DEMOGRAPHIC
GROUPS  AND  THE  IMPACT OF GENDER, RACE AND ETHNICITY, AND CULTURAL AND
LANGUAGE NEEDS. SUCH PLANS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES SHALL BE DEVELOPED IN
COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND  DEPARTMENTS  OF  THE  STATE,  LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS,  COMMUNITY  ORGANIZATIONS  AND ENTITIES, OR OTHER ORGANIZA-
TIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.
  § 3. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending  the  mental
hygiene  law  relating to establishing the adolescent suicide prevention
advisory council, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5500-C and
A. 7225-B, is amended to read as follows:
  § 2. This act shall take effect [on the sixtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law] IMMEDIATELY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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