senate Bill S8528

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a reentry services and treatment fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 09, 2022 referred to finance

S8528 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §92-kk, St Fin L; amd §2.30, CP L

S8528 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a reentry services and treatment fund; establishes training requirements for peace officers related to mental illness and trauma informed care.

S8528 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8528 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8528
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the criminal procedure law, in
   relation to establishing a reentry services and  treatment  fund;  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. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 92-kk to read as follows:
   §  92-KK.  REENTRY  SERVICES  AND  TREATMENT  FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
 ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT  CUSTODY  OF  THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER  AND  THE
 COMMISSIONER  OF  TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE
 "REENTRY SERVICES AND TREATMENT FUND" FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING VOLUN-
 TARY SERVICES AND TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR NEW YORKERS  REENTERING
 THE COMMUNITY AFTER A PERIOD OF INCARCERATION.
   2.  THE SEVERAL AMOUNTS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION FOR REENTRY SERVICES
 AND TREATMENT, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS SHALL BE SUFFICIENT  TO  ACCOMPLISH
 THE  PURPOSES  DESIGNATED BY THE APPROPRIATIONS, ARE HEREBY APPROPRIATED
 AND AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID AS HEREINAFTER  PROVIDED,  TO  THE  RESPECTIVE
 PUBLIC OFFICERS AND FOR THE SEVERAL PURPOSES SPECIFIED.
   3. MONEY ALLOCATED TO THE REENTRY SERVICES AND TREATMENT FUND SHALL BE
 KEPT  SEPARATE  AND  SHALL NOT BE COMMINGLED WITH ANY OTHER FUNDS IN THE
 CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.
   4. MONEY EXPENDED FROM THIS FUND SHALL BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT  AND  NOT
 SUPPLANT OR REPLACE ANY OTHER FUNDS, INCLUDING FEDERAL OR STATE FUNDING,
 WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN EXPENDED FOR REENTRY SERVICES AND TREAT-
 MENT.  PROVIDED  FURTHER,  GENERAL  OPERATING  FUNDS OR BASELINE FUNDING
 SHALL NOT BE REDUCED DUE TO MONIES EXPENDED FROM THE FUND.
   5. THIS FUND SHALL CONSIST OF MONIES APPROPRIATED BY  THE  LEGISLATURE
 TO BE SPENT ON ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES AS DEFINED HEREIN.
   6.  FUNDING  SHALL  BE  DISTRIBUTED  REGIONALLY AND TO ENSURE ADEQUATE
 GEOGRAPHIC DISBURSEMENT ACROSS THE STATE. IN ADDITION  TO  PROGRAMS  AND
 SERVICES  OVERSEEN BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, FUNDING
 MAY ALSO BE EXPENDED ON PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OVERSEEN BY THE DEPARTMENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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