Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 17, 2023||
reported referred to ways and means
|Mar 30, 2023||
referred to people with disabilities
Assembly Bill A6024
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
John T. McDonald III
2023-A6024 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A6024 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6024 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 30, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on People with Disabilities 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. 5. ON OR BEFORE THE CONCLUSION OF THE PILOT PROGRAM, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04896-01-3
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