assembly Bill A7961

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires legislative approval for the closure of certain office of mental health, office for people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health
May 29, 2019 referred to mental health

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A7961 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5772
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.17, add §13.18, Ment Hyg L; amd §501, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10464, S7495
2017-2018: A733, S1113

A7961 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires legislative approval for the closure of certain office of mental health, office for people with developmental disabilities or office of children and family services facilities and institutions.

A7961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7961

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER,  RAMOS, LUPARDO, ABINANTI, WALLACE,
  PALMESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN  --  read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Mental Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law  and the executive law, in
  relation to requiring legislative approval for the closure of  certain
  office of mental health, office for people with developmental disabil-
  ities  or office of children and family services facilities and insti-
  tutions

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (e) of section 7.17 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 723 of the laws of 1993, paragraph 1 as amended by
chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, paragraph 3 as amended by chapter 83 of
the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  (e) In the event that the plan  for  state  and  local  mental  health
services,  developed in accordance with subdivision (b) of this section,
determines that significant service reductions  are  anticipated  for  a
particular state-operated hospital or its catchment area, or a state-op-
erated  research  institute,  the  commissioner shall take the following
actions[, provided nothing in this subdivision shall create a basis  for
enjoining any otherwise lawful service reductions]:
  1.  SUBMIT  A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE THE OFFICE IS SEEKING CLOSURE  OF  ANY
FACILITY OR INSTITUTION. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE
PROPOSED CLOSURE. THE LEGISLATURE MAY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
OR  DATA  THAT IT DEEMS NECESSARY IN SUCH REPORT. IF THE LEGISLATURE, OR
THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES THEREOF, UPON REVIEW OF THE REPORT  SUBMITTED
TO  IT  BY  THE OFFICE, FINDS THAT THE PROPOSED CLOSURE IS NOT JUSTIFIED
THEN CLOSURE SHALL NOT OCCUR UNTIL APPROVED BY A MAJORITY VOTE  OF  EACH
HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05180-01-9