assembly Bill A8778

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the infrastructure and functions of a 9-8-8 hotline for a suicide prevention hotline in New York state

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Nov 25, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions


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A8778 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Services

A8778 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the infrastructure and functions of a 9-8-8 hotline for a suicide prevention hotline in New York state.

A8778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ARROYO, DAVILA, DE LA ROSA, CRUZ, FERNANDEZ,
  RIVERA, RAMOS, RODRIGUEZ,  DILAN,  CRESPO,  REYES  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT to establish the infrastructure and functions of a 9-8-8 hotline
  for a suicide prevention hotline in New York state


  Section  1. The department of public service shall establish a suicide
prevention hotline.   The infrastructure and functions  of  the  hotline
shall  (1)  provide for 9-8-8 designation, allowing dedicated access for
individuals experiencing suicidal  thoughts  or  related  mental  health
episodes  and  (2)  follow  those  established  in contracts through the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  § 2. Should additional or expanded capacity be deemed necessary by the
department, the state shall consider contracting with 2-1-1 New York for
the operation of such hotline as established by this act.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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