|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 29, 2019||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 10, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 09, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 08, 2019||1st report cal.391|
|Mar 13, 2019||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
senate Bill S4496
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4496 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4496 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a recovery living task force SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section, 19.04, to the mental hygiene law, there- by establishing the recovery living task force. The task force will be charged with establishing best practice guidelines for recovery living residences that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environ- ment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency. The task force must report to the legislature no later than one year after the effec- tive date of this act. JUSTIFICATION: Stable and safe alcohol and drug free housing promotes long term recov- ery for individuals suffering from a chemical dependency. Inappropriate housing or a lack of housing has the potential to be a serious obstacle
S4496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4496 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a recovery living task force 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 19.04 to read as follows: § 19.04 RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: "RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESI- DENCE OUT TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WHERE NO FORMAL TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE. 2. THE RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY. 3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR- MATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK STATE AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO: (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERY HOMES OPERATING IN THE STATE; (B) ISSUE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE RECOVERY LIVING ENVIRONMENT, WITH A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE MEANS OF BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY; (C) STUDY AND ISSUE FINDINGS REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO THE OCCUPANCY AND OPERATION OF RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES FOR THE PERSON IN RECOVERY; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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