|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 01, 2020||referred to finance|
senate Bill S8656
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8656 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8656 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the Officer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program to provide grants, within appropriations therefor, to eligible entities for the purpose of establishing peer-to-peer mental health programs for law enforcement personnel; and makes an appropriation therefor.
S8656 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8656 SPONSOR: JORDAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the Offi- cer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program; and making an appropriation therefor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the name of this act as the "Officer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program act". Section 2 amends the executive law by creating a new section 837-w, which creates the Officer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program. Section 837-w establishes definitions for the program and directs the commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services to establish standards for this program as well as create a grant program to support it. This section also provides that the Divi- sion of Criminal Justice Services shall not keep records on law enforce- ment personnel seeking the support of this program in order to maintain
S8656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8656 I N S E N A T E July 1, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the Offi- cer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Officer Ron Griffith law enforcement personnel peer support program act". § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-w to read as follows: § 837-W. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (1) "PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE "OFFICER RON GRIFFITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM" ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION. (2) "ELIGIBLE ENTITIES" SHALL MEAN AN ENTITY WHICH SUBMITS TO THE COMMISSIONER AN APPLICATION, IN A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION AND ASSURANCES AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO PROVIDE INITIAL AND CONTINUED TRAINING IN MENTAL ILLNESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND SUICIDE PREVENTION, FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL VOLUNTEERS. (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE "OFFICER RON GRIFFITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM". SUCH PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE GRANTS, WITHIN APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING PEER-TO- PEER MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO SUCH PROGRAM. SUCH STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE INITIAL AND CONTINUED TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL PEER VOLUNTEERS, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING NEEDS, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH MEMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL SERVED. (D) GRANTS MAY BE AWARDED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO AN ELIGIBLE ENTITY IN AN AMOUNT THAT DOES NOT EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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