senate Bill S4496

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a recovery living task force

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2019 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S4496
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Aye with Reservations
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Excused
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Abstained
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

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S4496 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6718
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3989, A7933
2017-2018: S902, A6210

S4496 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a recovery living task force to establish best practice guidelines for recovery living residents that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency.

S4496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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