|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 20, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9100
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S9100 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9100 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9100 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a transgender and non-binary peer support grant program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to establish a grant program for entities that provide transgender and non-binary counseling. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The Commissioner shall, subject to appropriation, establish a grant program. The program shall award grants, with appropriations therefor, to eligible entities for the purpose of establishing peer-to-peer mental health programs for transgender and non-binary individuals.
S9100 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9100 I N S E N A T E November 20, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a transgender and non-binary peer support grant program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.49 to read as follows: § 7.49 TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM. (A) AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (1) "PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE "TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM" ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION. (2) "ELIGIBLE ENTITIES" SHALL MEAN ENTITIES WHICH SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSIONER AN APPLICATION, IN A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION AND ASSURANCES AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO PROVIDE INITIAL AND CONTINUED TRAINING IN MENTAL ILLNESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND SUICIDE PREVENTION. (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION, ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE "TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM". (C) THE PROGRAM SHALL AWARD GRANTS, WITH APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING PEER-TO-PEER MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS. (D) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO THE PROGRAM. SUCH STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, INITIAL AND CONTINUED TRAINING FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY VOLUN- TEERS, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING NEEDS, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BE SERVED. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD17631-01-0
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