senate Bill S2877

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a Latina suicide prevention task force; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2021 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1170
Jan 26, 2021 referred to mental health


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S2877 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S2877 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a Latina suicide prevention task force; provides for the number of members, manner of appointment and the topics to be reviewed.

S2877 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2877 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 26, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RAMOS,  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, RIVERA, SERRANO -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Mental Health
 AN ACT to establish a Latina suicide prevention task force; and provides
   for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. Latina suicide prevention task force. (a) There  is  hereby
 created  the  Latina  suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate
 and determine how to improve mental health and  suicide  prevention  for
 Latina  New  York  residents, consisting 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  and  support  and
 knowledge  related  to  the  Latina community. All appointments shall be
 coordinated 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 a majority vote and other neces-
 sary officers from among all appointed members.
   (4) The task force shall meet at least quarterly at the  call  of  the
 chair.  Meetings may be held via teleconference. Special meetings may be
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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