senate Bill S8025

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of the deaf and hard of hearing; and repeals section 559 of the executive law relating to the New York state interagency coordinating council for services to persons who are deaf; repealer

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Mar 10, 2020 referred to finance

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S8025 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29 §§827 - 831, rpld §559, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1852

S8025 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of the deaf and hard of hearing, and the deaf and hard of hearing advisory council.

S8025 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8025 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8025

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  office  of  the deaf and hard of hearing; and to repeal section 559 of
  the executive law relating to the New York state  interagency  coordi-
  nating  council  for  services to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or
  hard of hearing

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 29 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 29
                 OFFICE OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
SECTION 827. DEFINITIONS.
        828. OFFICE OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING.
        829. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
        830. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.
        831. DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADVISORY COUNCIL.
  § 827. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS ASCRIBED TO THEM IN  THIS  SECTION:  "DEAF
AND  HARD  OF  HEARING"  SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO HAS PARTIAL OR COMPLETE
LOSS OF HEARING INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND.
  § 828. OFFICE OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTAB-
LISHED  WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT THE "OFFICE OF THE DEAF AND HARD
OF HEARING".
  § 829. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. THE GOVERNOR  SHALL  APPOINT  AN  EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR  OF THE OFFICE WHO SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE GOVERNOR.
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL RECEIVE  AN  ANNUAL  SALARY  FIXED  BY  THE
GOVERNOR WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED SPECIFICALLY THEREFOR AND SHALL
BE ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES NECESSARILY INCURRED IN
THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES.
  § 830. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE. 1. THE OFFICE SHALL ADVISE THE
GOVERNOR  AND  THE LEGISLATURE ON HOW THE STATE CAN EFFECTIVELY MEET THE
NEEDS OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITIES.

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

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