Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to mental health
|Feb 08, 2021
referred to mental health
Senate Bill S4679
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4679 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4679 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4679 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance law and the general municipal law, in relation to establishing a crisis intervention team program PURPOSE: This legislation provides for the creation of demonstration crisis intervention teams in order to increase the effectiveness of first responders to emotionally distressed citizen situations and reduce police initiated casualties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the mental hygiene law by adding three new sections, 7.49, 7.51, and 7.53, to create the crisis intervention team training
2021-S4679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4679 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance law and the general municipal law, in relation to establishing a crisis inter- vention team program 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 three new sections 7.49, 7.51 and 7.53 to read as follows: § 7.49 CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAIN- ING DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN RESPONDING TO CRISIS SITUATIONS INVOLVING PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS. (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE OFFICE THE POSITION OF CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR WHO WILL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND WHO SHALL WORK WITH THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE STATE THAT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE TO COORDINATE THE PROVISION OF CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING TO ITS FIRST RESPONDERS AS A PART OF A SPECIALIZED RESPONSE TEAM OR AS PART OF THE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. (C) THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR SHALL: (I) WORK WITH COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS, COORDINATE ACTIV- ITIES AND PROMOTE COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OFFICE, OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PEOPLE WITH PSYCHIATRIC OR OTHER DISA- BILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES TO PROVIDE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAIN- ING; (II) PROVIDE COORDINATION ACTIVITIES AND FUNDING SUPPORT FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00480-04-1
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