senate Bill S9067

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires counties to maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabilities for disaster preparedness

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Jun 15, 2018 referred to rules

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S9067 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6865
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7257
2013-2014: A8816, A6432
2015-2016: A2658

S9067 - Summary

Requires counties to maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with disabilities for the purpose of evacuating and sheltering such persons during disasters.

S9067 - Sponsor Memo

S9067 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9067

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring counties to
  maintain a confidential registry of people of all ages with  disabili-
  ties for evacuation and sheltering during disasters

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

  Section 1. Section 23-a of the executive law, as added by chapter  658
of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  §  23-a.  [County]  CONFIDENTIAL COUNTY registry of [disabled persons]
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN  SUBDI-
VISION  TWENTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER;
notice.   1.   In each county having  a  local  [disaster  preparedness]
COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT plan pursuant to section twenty-three
of  this  article,  in order to meet the special needs of persons OF ALL
AGES WITH DISABILITIES who would need assistance during evacuations  and
sheltering  because  of  physical or mental [handicaps] DISABILITIES, it
[is recommended] SHALL BE REQUIRED that each chief executive maintain  a
CONFIDENTIAL  registry  of  [disabled  persons]  PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH
DISABILITIES located within the county.  PEOPLE OF ALL AGES  WITH  DISA-
BILITIES  SHALL  BE GIVEN THE OPTION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRY. The
[registration] REGISTRY shall identify those persons in need of  assist-
ance  and  plan  for resource allocation to meet those identified needs.
To assist the chief executive in identifying such  persons,  the  county
department of health, [or] AND THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES,
THE  COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, such other county department or
agency as designated by the chief executive, shall  provide  [voluntary]
INFORMATION  ABOUT THE REGISTRY AND THE registration [information] PROC-
ESS to all of its [special needs clients] CONSUMERS  OF  ALL  AGES  WITH
DISABILITIES  and  to  all  incoming  [clients] CONSUMERS as part of the
intake process.  The registry shall be updated annually.  The  registra-
tion  program shall give [disabled persons] SUCH PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH
DISABILITIES the option of pre-authorizing emergency response  personnel

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

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