senate Bill S329

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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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S329 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5772
Current Committee:
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: S7495
2017-2018: S1113

S329 (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.

S329 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S329 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   329

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

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

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