assembly Bill A5238

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the protection and promotion of the mental health of the residents of New York state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2022 referred to judiciary
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.165
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 10, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.707
rules report cal.707
reported
Jun 08, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 26, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 25, 2021 reported referred to judiciary
Mar 16, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 25, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 12, 2021 referred to mental health

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A5238 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3995
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 17 §§3 & 4, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10225, S7120

A5238 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires parity in the mental and physical health treatment of the residents of New York state; provides that both mental and physical health "will be matters of public concern and provision therefor shall be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions".

A5238 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5238
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Mental Health
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing amendments to sections 3 and 4 of article 17 of the  constitu-
   tion, in relation to the protection and promotion of the mental health
   of New Yorkers

   Section  1. Resolved (If the Senate concur), That section 3 of article
 17 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 3. The protection and promotion of the PHYSICAL AND MENTAL health of
 the inhabitants of the state are matters of public concern and provision
 therefor shall be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions  and
 in  such manner, and by such means as the legislature shall from time to
 time determine.
   § 2. Resolved (If the Senate concur), That section 4 of article 17  of
 the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   §  4. The care and treatment of persons suffering from mental disorder
 or defect and the protection of the mental health of the inhabitants  of
 the  state [may] SHALL be provided by state and local authorities and in
 such manner as the legislature [may] SHALL from time to time  determine.
 The head of the department of mental hygiene shall visit and inspect, or
 cause  to  be  visited and inspected by members of his or her staff, all
 institutions either public or private used for the care and treatment of
 persons suffering from mental disorder or defect.
   § 3. Resolved (If the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
 referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
 next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
 conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89060-01-1