senate Bill S2248

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.546
Feb 11, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Feb 03, 2020 print number 2248a
Feb 03, 2020 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 08, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2019 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.996
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 09, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 23, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Mar 3, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S2248A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 11, 2020 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2248A
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 11, 2020

May 30, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S2248
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 9, 2019 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2248
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

Co-Sponsors

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S2248 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8248
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3775
2017-2018: S4642, A7233

S2248 - Summary

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide prevention for our veterans.

S2248 - Sponsor Memo

S2248 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2248

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SANDERS, PARKER, RITCHIE, SAVINO -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT  to create a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task
  force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature is concerned with the
health, safety, and welfare of all  returning  veterans  of  the  United
States armed forces to New York and the high rate of mental health prob-
lems and suicides of members of the United States armed forces.
  §  2.  Veterans'  suicide  task force. (a) There is hereby created the
veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task  force  to  examine,
evaluate  and  determine  how  to  improve  mental  health  and  suicide
prevention for our veterans, consisting of seven members, each to  serve
until May first, two thousand twenty-one.
  (b)(1) Such members shall be appointed as follows: one member shall be
appointed  by  the governor; one member shall be appointed by the tempo-
rary president of the senate; one  member  shall  be  appointed  by  the
minority  leader  of  the  senate;  one member shall be appointed by the
speaker of the assembly; one member shall be appointed by  the  minority
leader of the assembly; one member shall be appointed by the director of
the  New  York State Division of Veterans' Affairs; and one member shall
be appointed by the commissioner of health. Appointments shall  be  made
within  sixty  days  of the effective date of this act. Vacancies in the
task force shall be filled in the manner provided for original  appoint-
ments.
  (2)  All  appointees  shall  have  expertise  in fields or disciplines
related to mental health.  All  appointments  shall  be  coordinated  to
ensure geographic representation from the entire state.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2248A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8248
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3775
2017-2018: S4642, A7233

S2248A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide prevention for our veterans.

S2248A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2248A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2248--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SANDERS, ADDABBO, JACKSON, LANZA, PARKER, RITCHIE,
  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
  Affairs -- recommitted to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security
  and  Military  Affairs  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to create a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task
  force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature is concerned with the
health, safety, and welfare of all  returning  veterans  of  the  United
States armed forces to New York and the high rate of mental health prob-
lems and suicides of members of the United States armed forces.
  §  2.  Veterans'  suicide  task force. (a) There is hereby created the
veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task  force  to  examine,
evaluate  and  determine  how  to  improve  mental  health  and  suicide
prevention for our veterans, consisting of seven members, each to  serve
until May first, two thousand twenty-two.
  (b)(1) Such members shall be appointed as follows: one member shall be
appointed  by  the governor; one member shall be appointed by the tempo-
rary president of the senate; one  member  shall  be  appointed  by  the
minority  leader  of  the  senate;  one member shall be appointed by the
speaker of the assembly; one member shall be appointed by  the  minority
leader of the assembly; one member shall be appointed by the director of
the  New York State Division of Veterans' Services; and one member shall
be appointed by the commissioner of health. Appointments shall  be  made
within  sixty  days  of the effective date of this act. Vacancies in the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07156-04-0

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