Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 10, 2020||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S8025
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8025 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8025 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8025 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 coordinating council for services to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing PURPOSE: This bill would create the office of the deaf and hard of hearing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends the executive law by adding a new article 28 as it relates to the creation of the office of the deaf and hard of Hearing. The office, led by an executive director, would advise the governor and legislature on how the state can meet the needs of the deaf
2019-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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