senate Bill S1788A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.331
substituted for a5836a
Jun 01, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 1788a
Feb 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2021 1st report cal.216
Jan 15, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Co-Sponsors

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S1788 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5836
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3775
2017-2018: S4642, A7233
2019-2020: S2248, A8248

S1788 - Summary

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide prevention for our veterans.

S1788 - Sponsor Memo

S1788 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1788
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, ADDABBO, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HELM-
   ING,  JACKSON,  KAPLAN,  LANZA, LIU, MYRIE, PARKER, RITCHIE, SAVINO --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN  ACT  to create a veterans' mental health and 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.  Legislative intent. The legislature is concerned with the
 health, safety, and welfare of all  returning  veterans  of  the  United
 States armed forces to New York and the high rate of mental health prob-
 lems and suicides of members of the United States armed forces.
   §  2.  Veterans'  suicide  task force. (a) There is hereby created the
 veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task  force  to  examine,
 evaluate  and  determine  how  to  improve  mental  health  and  suicide
 prevention for our veterans, consisting of seven members, each to  serve
 until May first, two thousand twenty-three.
   (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; one member shall be appointed by the director of
 the  New York State Division of Veterans' Services; and one member shall
 be appointed by the commissioner of 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 manner provided for original  appoint-
 ments.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04863-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S1788A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5836
Law Section:
Veterans
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3775
2017-2018: S4642, A7233
2019-2020: S2248, A8248

S1788A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a veterans' mental health and suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide prevention for our veterans.

S1788A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1788A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1788--A
     Cal. No. 216
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, ADDABBO, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HELM-
   ING,  JACKSON,  JORDAN,  KAPLAN,  LANZA,  LIU, MYRIE, PARKER, RITCHIE,
   SAVINO, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
   be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Mili-
   tary Affairs -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
   first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to create a veterans' suicide prevention  temporary  task  force;
   and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-
   of
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature is concerned  with  the
 health,  safety,  and  welfare  of  all returning veterans of the United
 States armed forces to New York and the high rate of mental health prob-
 lems and suicides of members of the United States armed forces.
   § 2. Veterans' suicide prevention temporary task force. (a)  There  is
 hereby  created the veterans' temporary suicide prevention task force to
 examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide
 prevention for our veterans, consisting of nine members, each  to  serve
 until May first, two thousand twenty-three.
   (b)(1) Such members shall be appointed as follows: three members shall
 be  appointed  by  the  governor;  two members shall be appointed by the
 temporary president of the senate; one member shall be appointed by  the
 minority  leader  of  the  senate; two members shall be appointed by the
 speaker of the assembly; and one member shall be appointed by the minor-
 ity leader of the assembly. Appointments shall be made within sixty days
 of the effective date of this act. Vacancies in the temporary task force
 shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments.
   (2) All appointees shall  have  expertise  in  fields  or  disciplines
 related  to  mental  health and at least three members shall have worked
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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