assembly Bill A1716

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a Black youth suicide prevention task force

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Jan 11, 2021 referred to mental health

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A1716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3408
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6740, S4467

A1716 (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.

A1716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1716
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE, VANEL, J. RIVERA, EPSTEIN, DARLING,
   SIMON,  ZEBROWSKI,  WILLIAMS,  SAYEGH,  FRONTUS,  SCHMITT,  McDONOUGH,
   JOYNER,  CRUZ,  STECK,  RAMOS,  FALL, GLICK, FERNANDEZ, TAYLOR, REYES,
   WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  M. MILLER  --
   read once and referred 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
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.