senate Bill S2283A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing a help/crisis line to assist veterans

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 referred to veterans' affairs
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2019 amended on third reading 2283a
Mar 26, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.338
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 23, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S2283 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8390
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7322
2017-2018: S4524

S2283 - Summary

Relates to providing a help/crisis line to assist veterans.

S2283 - Sponsor Memo

S2283 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2283

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing  a  help
  line/crisis line to assist veterans

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision  2  of  section  3803  of  the
public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 743 of the laws of 2006, is
amended to read as follows:
  (b) establishment of a toll-free telephone hotline to provide informa-
tion regarding health care providers and treatment centers  with  exper-
tise  in  illnesses  associated with military duty AND A TOLL-FREE TELE-
PHONE NUMBER FOR USE AS (I) A CLEARINGHOUSE BY VETERANS, ACTIVE  MEMBERS
OF  THE  ARMED  FORCES  IN THIS STATE, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL GUARD, AND
THEIR FAMILIES TO OBTAIN, IN RESPONSE TO THEIR REQUESTS  ABOUT  BENEFITS
OR  SERVICES  THAT  MAY  BE AVAILABLE TO SUCH VETERANS, MEMBERS OR THEIR
FAMILIES, REFERRALS TO ENTITIES THAT PROVIDE SUCH BENEFITS OR  SERVICES,
AND (II) A CRISIS LINE TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM VETER-
ANS  THAT IS MODELED ON THE FEDERAL VETERANS' CRISIS LINE. THE TOLL-FREE
TELEPHONE NUMBER SHALL BE STAFFED BY EMPLOYEES OF OR TRAINED  VOLUNTEERS
WORKING  AT THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS ON WEEKDAYS DURING REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS, AND ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS FROM NINE O'CLOCK  A.M.  TO
FIVE O'CLOCK P.M.; and
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07103-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S2283A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8390
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7322
2017-2018: S4524

S2283A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing a help/crisis line to assist veterans.

S2283A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2283A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2283--A
    Cal. No. 338

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- committee discharged and said bill  commit-
  ted  to  the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third reading, amended
  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third read-
  ing

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing  a  help
  line/crisis line to assist veterans

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision  2  of  section  3803  of  the
public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 743 of the laws of 2006, is
amended to read as follows:
  (b) establishment of a toll-free telephone hotline to provide informa-
tion regarding health care providers and treatment centers  with  exper-
tise  in  illnesses  associated with military duty AND A TOLL-FREE TELE-
PHONE NUMBER FOR USE AS (I) A CLEARINGHOUSE BY VETERANS, ACTIVE  MEMBERS
OF  THE  ARMED  FORCES  IN THIS STATE, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL GUARD, AND
THEIR FAMILIES TO OBTAIN, IN RESPONSE TO THEIR REQUESTS  ABOUT  BENEFITS
OR  SERVICES  THAT  MAY  BE AVAILABLE TO SUCH VETERANS, MEMBERS OR THEIR
FAMILIES, REFERRALS TO ENTITIES THAT PROVIDE SUCH BENEFITS OR  SERVICES,
AND (II) A CRISIS LINE TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM VETER-
ANS  THAT IS MODELED ON THE FEDERAL VETERANS' CRISIS LINE. THE TOLL-FREE
TELEPHONE NUMBER SHALL BE STAFFED BY EMPLOYEES OF OR TRAINED  VOLUNTEERS
WORKING AT THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' SERVICES ON WEEKDAYS DURING REGULAR
BUSINESS  HOURS,  AND ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS FROM NINE O'CLOCK A.M. TO
FIVE O'CLOCK P.M.; and
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07103-02-9

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