senate Bill S4704

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing intake workers at homeless shelters with certain mental health training

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
May 07, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 21, 2019 referred to social services

Votes

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Feb 11, 2020 - Social Services committee Vote

S4704
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Feb 11, 2020

aye wr (2)

May 7, 2019 - Social Services committee Vote

S4704
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

aye wr (2)

S4704 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6646
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §17, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10034
2021-2022: S6722, A4882

S4704 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of social services to develop and provide training to intake workers at homeless shelters focused on how to identify and provide appropriate referrals to those suffering from mental health issues.

S4704 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4704 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4704

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  mental  health
  training for intake workers at homeless shelters

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

  Section 1. Section 17 of the social services law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision (e-1) to read as follows:
  (E-1)  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE FOR MENTAL
HEALTH, DEVELOP AND REQUIRE PARTICIPATION OF ALL EMPLOYEES OR VOLUNTEERS
AT A HOMELESS SHELTER WHO PROVIDE INTAKE SERVICES IN A TRAINING  COURSE.
SUCH  COURSE  SHALL  FOCUS ON BEST PRACTICES FOR IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS
WITH SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND FOR CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS WHO  SUFFER,
OR  ARE  REASONABLY LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS WITH ALL APPRO-
PRIATE SERVICES. SUCH TRAINING SHALL BE CONDUCTED LIVE AND IN PERSON  SO
THAT THE TRAINER CAN INTERACT WITH THE TRAINEES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10687-01-9

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