senate Bill S3408

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a Black youth suicide prevention task force

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2021 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.343
Jan 29, 2021 referred to mental health


S3408 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4467, A6740

S3408 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a Black youth suicide prevention task force; provides for the number of members, manner of appointment and the topics to be reviewed.

S3408 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3408 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 29, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
 AN ACT to establish a Black youth suicide  prevention  task  force;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section 1. Black youth suicide prevention task  force.  (a)  There  is
 hereby created the Black youth suicide prevention task force to examine,
 evaluate  and  determine  how  to  improve  mental  health  and  suicide
 prevention for Black New York residents aged 5 though 18 years, consist-
 ing of seven members, each to serve until two years after the  effective
 date of this act.
   (b)(1) Such members shall be appointed as follows: one member shall be
 appointed  by  the governor; one member shall be appointed by the tempo-
 rary president of the senate; one  member  shall  be  appointed  by  the
 minority  leader  of  the  senate;  one member shall be appointed by the
 speaker of the assembly; one member shall be appointed by  the  minority
 leader  of  the  assembly;  and  two  members  shall be appointed by the
 commissioner of mental health. Appointments shall be made  within  sixty
 days  of  the  effective  date  of this act. Vacancies in the task force
 shall be filled in the same manner provided for original appointments.
   (2) All appointees shall  have  expertise  in  fields  or  disciplines
 related to mental health suicide prevention services, supports and know-
 ledge  related to the Black community. All appointments shall be coordi-
 nated to ensure geographic representation from the entire state.
   (3) The task force shall be chaired by the governor's  appointee.  The
 task force shall elect a vice-chair by majority vote and other necessary
 officers from among all appointed members.
   (4)  The  task  force shall meet at least quarterly at the call of the
 chair. Meetings may be held via teleconference. Special meetings may  be

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


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