|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S6479
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6479 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Mental Health
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 26 §§26.01 - 26.03, Ment Hyg L; add §97-bbbbb, St Fin L; amd §63, Exec L
S6479 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6479 SPONSOR: AKSHAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance law and the executive law, in relation to implementing statewide opioid settlement agreements and creating an opioid settlement fund PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a dedicated fund for opioid settlement agree- ments. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the mental hygiene law by adding article 26. 26.01 Definitions. 26.02 Implementation: Powers and duties. (a) Each year the commissioner of mental health and the commissioner of addiction services and supports, in consultation with the commissioner
S6479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6479 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 30, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance law and the executive law, in relation to implementing statewide opioid settlement agreements and creating an opioid settlement fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new article 26 to read as follows: ARTICLE 26 STATEWIDE OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS SECTION 26.01 DEFINITIONS. 26.02 IMPLEMENTATION. 26.03 LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO BRING LAWSUITS. § 26.01 DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "ADVISORY BOARD" MEANS AN ADVISORY BOARD JOINTLY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.02 OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. "APPROVED USES" MEANS ANY OPIOID OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER RELATED SERVICES, SUPPORTS, OR PROGRAMS THAT FALL WITHIN THE LIST OF USES DEFINED IN ANY STATEWIDE OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT. 3. "DIRECT SHARE SUBDIVISION" MEANS EVERY COUNTY OF NEW YORK OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. 4. "GOVERNMENT ENTITY" MEANS (A) THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND EACH OF ITS DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, DIVISIONS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND/OR INSTRUMEN- TALITIES, AND (B) ANY GOVERNMENTAL SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COUNTIES, MUNICI- PALITIES, DISTRICTS, TOWNS AND/OR VILLAGES, AND ANY OF THEIR SUBDIVI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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