assembly Bill A9557

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to pretrial mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment for certain defendants and establishes the pretrial mental health and substance abuse services bail fund

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Jan 24, 2020 referred to codes

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A9557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7242
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§550.10 & 150.20, add §520.50, CP L; add §99-hh, St Fin L

A9557 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to pretrial mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment for certain defendants; establishes the pretrial mental health and substance abuse services bail fund.

A9557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9557

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure  law,  in  relation  to  pretrial
  mental  health  and  substance  abuse  evaluations  and  treatment for
  certain defendants; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to
  establishing the pretrial mental health and substance  abuse  services
  bail fund

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

  Section 1. Section 550.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended  by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  ON APPLICATION OF: (A) THE PROSECUTION; (B) DEFENSE COUNSEL; (C) A
FAMILY MEMBER OF THE PRINCIPAL; (D) ANY PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER WITH WHOM THE PRINCIPAL RESIDES; (E) THE DIRECTOR OF A HOSPITAL IN
WHICH  THE  PRINCIPAL IS HOSPITALIZED; (F) THE DIRECTOR OF ANY PUBLIC OR
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, AGENCY OR HOME PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
TO THE PRINCIPAL OR IN WHOSE INSTITUTION THE PRINCIPAL  RESIDES;  (G)  A
QUALIFIED  PSYCHIATRIST  WHO  IS  EITHER SUPERVISING THE TREATMENT OF OR
TREATING THE  PRINCIPAL  FOR  A  MENTAL  ILLNESS;  (H)  A  PSYCHOLOGIST,
LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE OF THE EDUCATION
LAW, OR A SOCIAL  WORKER,  LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-FOUR  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW, WHO IS TREATING THE PRINCIPAL FOR A
MENTAL ILLNESS; (I) THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES, OR  HIS  OR  HER
DESIGNEE,  OR  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  OFFICIAL, AS DEFINED IN THE SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW, OF THE CITY OR COUNTY IN WHICH THE PRINCIPAL IS PRESENT OR
REASONABLY BELIEVED TO BE PRESENT; OR (J) A PAROLE OFFICER OR  PROBATION
OFFICER  ASSIGNED TO SUPERVISE THE PRINCIPAL; A PRINCIPAL CHARGED WITH A
CRIME NOT SUBJECT TO BAIL SHALL BE REFERRED TO THE COUNTY IN  WHICH  THE
CRIME  WAS  COMMITTED  FOR A MENTAL HEALTH AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALU-
ATION AND IF, AFTER SUCH EVALUATION, IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE PRINCIPAL
REQUIRES TREATMENT FOR SUCH MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS OR SUBSTANCE  ABUSE,
THE  COURT  MAY  ORDER  THAT  COMPLIANCE  WITH SUCH TREATMENT SHALL BE A
CONDITION OF RELEASE PENDING TRIAL.

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