senate Bill S5930

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a transgender and non-binary peer support grant program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee


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Mar 23, 2021 referred to mental health

S5930 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7.49, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9100

S5930 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a transgender and non-binary peer support grant program which shall grant awards to eligible entities for the purpose of establishing peer-to-peer mental health programs for transgender and non-binary individuals.

S5930 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5930 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5930
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 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, in relation  to  establishing  a
   transgender and non-binary peer support grant 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 a  new  section
 7.49 to read as follows:
 § 7.49 TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEER SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM.
   (A) AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (1)  "PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE "TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY PEER SUPPORT
 GRANT PROGRAM" ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION.
   (2) "ELIGIBLE ENTITIES"  SHALL  MEAN  ENTITIES  WHICH  SUBMIT  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.
   (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL,  SUBJECT  TO APPROPRIATION, ESTABLISH A
 GRANT PROGRAM TO BE  KNOWN  AS  THE  "TRANSGENDER  AND  NON-BINARY  PEER
 SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM".
   (C)  THE  PROGRAM SHALL AWARD GRANTS, WITH APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, TO
 ELIGIBLE ENTITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF  ESTABLISHING  PEER-TO-PEER  MENTAL
 HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS.
   (D)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH STANDARDS APPLICABLE
 TO THE PROGRAM.  SUCH STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
 INITIAL  AND  CONTINUED  TRAINING  FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY VOLUN-
 TEERS, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING NEEDS, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR  ADDRESSING
 THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BE SERVED.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10304-01-1

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