assembly Bill A9291

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing mental health coordinators for New York state law enforcement

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Feb 23, 2022 referred to governmental operations

A9291 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §214-h, Exec L

A9291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes four mental health coordinators to provide mental health support and education for members of law enforcement; establishes that coordinators shall provide training, assistance, reporting and set standards for continuing mental health education.

A9291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9291
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 23, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to law enforcement mental
   health coordinators
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 214-h
 to read as follows:
   § 214-H. MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATORS. 1. THERE  IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED
 WITHIN  THE  DIVISION  A  MENTAL  HEALTH  COORDINATOR PROGRAM TO PROVIDE
 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND EDUCATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IN NEW YORK.
   2. FOUR MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATORS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR,
 BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE. EACH SHALL SERVE FOR A
 TERM OF SIX YEARS. MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATORS  SHALL  RECEIVE  A  SALARY
 WITHIN  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED  THEREFOR AND SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-AP-
 POINTMENT.
   3. (A) EACH MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATOR SHALL  HAVE  A  SPECIFIC  REGION
 THEY  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR. THE FOUR GROUPINGS, COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUAL
 STATE TROOP REGIONS ARE: (I) A, E AND C; (II) B, D AND G; (III) F, K AND
 L; AND (IV) NYC. TROOPERS SHOULD  BELONG  TO  ONE  OF  THE  STATE  TROOP
 REGIONS THEY SERVE AS COORDINATOR.
   (B) EACH MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATOR SHALL:
   (I)  BE  AN  ACTIVE  DUTY  STATE TROOPER WITH AN ESTABLISHED CAREER IN
 DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
 PATROL  OFFICER  AND  DETECTIVE, AND HAVE SERVED IN BOTH URBAN AND RURAL
 SETTINGS;
   (II) BE A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL WITH A  HISTORY  OF  DEVELOPING
 AND  DISSEMINATING  EVIDENCE-BASED TRAINING IN MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILI-
 ENCE; AND
   (III) HAVE AN ESTABLISHED HISTORY  OF  WORKING  WITH  POLICE  ADMINIS-
 TRATIONS AND POLICE UNIONS.
   4. MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATORS SHALL:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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