senate Bill S8647

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes additional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2022 signed chap.453
Jul 11, 2022 delivered to governor
May 17, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.249
substituted for a9921
May 04, 2022 referred to people with disabilities
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.904
Mar 24, 2022 referred to disabilities


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S8647 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.42, Ment Hyg L

S8647 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes additional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board; increases the amount of board members from 19 to 24.

S8647 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8647 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 24, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  including  addi-
   tional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board

   Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 13.42 of the mental hygiene law,
 as added by chapter 469 of the laws of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
   (a)  There is hereby established within the office the autism spectrum
 disorders advisory board. Such board shall consist of  [nineteen]  TWEN-
 TY-FOUR  members,  [ten]  FIFTEEN of whom shall be appointed and nine of
 whom shall serve ex officio.   Of the  [ten]  appointed  members,  [two]
 THREE shall be appointed by the governor, [two] THREE shall be appointed
 by the temporary president of the senate, [two] THREE shall be appointed
 by  the  speaker  of the assembly, [two] THREE shall be appointed by the
 minority leader of the senate and [two] THREE shall be appointed by  the
 minority leader of the assembly. Of the [two] THREE members appointed by
 each  appointing authority, one member shall have expertise of work as a
 professional in the field of autism [and], one member shall be a  family
 advocate  [or]  AND ONE MEMBER SHALL BE A self-advocate in the community
 that such advocate resides. A representative from each of the  following
 state agencies shall serve ex officio: the office for people with devel-
 opmental disabilities; the department of education; the office of mental
 health;  the  office  of children and family services; the department of
 health; the developmental disabilities planning council; the council  on
 children  and  families;  and  the  office of vocational and educational
 services for individuals with disabilities. The chair of the board shall
 be selected by the governor.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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