Senate Bill S1250

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes an LGBTQ+ youth and young adult suicide prevention task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee


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

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2023-S1250 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6315
2021-2022: S3083

2023-S1250 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an LGBTQ+ youth and young adult suicide prevention task force; provides for the number of members, manner of appointment and the topics to be reviewed.

2023-S1250 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1250 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1250
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SALAZAR, BRISPORT, CLEARE, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYL-
   MAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KENNEDY, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS  --
   read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to establish an LGBTQ+ youth and young adult  suicide  prevention
   task force; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
   ration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. LGBTQ+ youth and young adult suicide prevention task force.
 (a) There is hereby created the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
 queer+ (LGBTQ+) youth and young adult suicide prevention task  force  to
 examine, evaluate and determine how to improve mental health and suicide
 prevention  for  New  York's LGBTQ+ youth and young adults up to age 24,
 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; two members shall be appointed by the tempo-
 rary president of the senate; two members  shall  be  appointed  by  the
 speaker  of  the  assembly;  and  two  members 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 same manner provided for original appointments.
   (2) All appointees shall  have  expertise  in  fields  or  disciplines
 related to mental health and knowledge related to LGBTQ+ youth and young
 adults.  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 and other necessary officers from
 among all appointed members.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00465-02-3
 S. 1250                             2
              

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