assembly Bill A7357A

Vetoed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot program to create an assistance hotline for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex behavioral needs

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 23, 2022 tabled
vetoed memo.56
Nov 22, 2022 delivered to governor
May 31, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1535
substituted for s6274b
May 23, 2022 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.308
rules report cal.308
reported
May 17, 2022 reported referred to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 11, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 07, 2021 print number 7357a
May 07, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to people with disabilities
May 06, 2021 referred to people with disabilities

A7357 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6274
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.17, Ment Hyg L

A7357 - Summary

Establishes a pilot program to create an assistance hotline for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex behavioral needs.

A7357 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7357
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on People with Disabilities
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a
   pilot program to create a non-crisis,  quick  assistance  hotline  for
   individuals  with  both  intellectual  and  developmental disabilities
   and/or complex behavioral needs

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  13.17  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
   (E) 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A THREE-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM  TO
 CREATE  A  NON-CRISIS,  QUICK  ASSISTANCE  HOTLINE  FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH
 INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  AND/OR  COMPLEX  BEHAVIORAL
 NEEDS. SUCH PILOT PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE.
   2.  THE  QUICK  ASSISTANCE HOTLINE SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE VIA A TOLL-FREE
 PHONE NUMBER THAT OPERATES TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
   3. THE OFFICE SHALL RECRUIT AND HIRE COUNSELORS TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH
 PROGRAM. INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL  AND  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
 SHALL  BE  ABLE  TO CALL THE HOTLINE AND DESCRIBE ANY PROBLEMS OR ISSUES
 THEY ARE HAVING TO A COUNSELOR, AND SUCH COUNSELOR SHALL THEN BE ABLE TO
 PROVIDE NECESSARY HELP, GUIDANCE,  REFERRAL  TO  SERVICES,  AND  GENERAL
 INFORMATION.
   4.  THE  HOTLINE  SHALL  BE  ACCESSIBLE  IN  UP TO ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY
 LANGUAGES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10797-01-1


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A7357A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6274
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.17, Ment Hyg L

A7357A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot program to create an assistance hotline for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex behavioral needs.

A7357A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7357--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on People with Disabilities -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a
   pilot program to create an assistance  hotline  for  individuals  with
   intellectual  and  developmental  disabilities  and complex behavioral
   needs
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  13.17  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
   (E) 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH AND  ADMINISTER  A  THREE-YEAR
 PILOT  PROGRAM  TO  CREATE  AN  ASSISTANCE  HOTLINE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH
 INTELLECTUAL  AND  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES  AND  COMPLEX  BEHAVIORAL
 NEEDS.
   2.  THE  ASSISTANCE  HOTLINE SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE VIA A TOLL-FREE TELE-
 PHONE NUMBER AND VIDEO RELAY SERVICE OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY  ACCESSIBLE  TO
 INDIVIDUALS  WHO  ARE DEAF, HARD OF HEARING OR HAVE SPEECH DISABILITIES,
 THAT OPERATES TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
   3. THE OFFICE SHALL RECRUIT AND TRAIN EMPLOYEES TO ASSIST  INDIVIDUALS
 WITH  INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND COMPLEX BEHAVIORAL
 HEALTH NEEDS WITH ACCESS TO SERVICES OFFERED BY THE OFFICE.  INDIVIDUALS
 WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND COMPLEX  BEHAVIORAL
 HEALTH  NEEDS,  OR  THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF SUCH INDIVIDUALS, MAY CALL
 THE HOTLINE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESS TO SERVICES,  REFERRAL  TO
 SERVICES, AND GENERAL INFORMATION ON SERVICES OFFERED BY THE OFFICE.
   4.  THE HOTLINE SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE IN ENGLISH AND THE SIX MOST COMMON
 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH  PROFI-
 CIENCY  IN  NEW  YORK STATE BASED ON THE MOST RECENT CENSUS AND TO THOSE
 WHO ARE DEAF, HARD OF HEARING, OR HAVE SPEECH DISABILITIES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10797-04-1