Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 09, 2023||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to social services
Senate Bill S2503
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2503 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2503 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a co-navigation services program for persons who are deaf-blind to provide services to a person who is deaf-blind that assist the person to physically access the person's environment and to make informed decisions, including providing visual and environmental information or sighted guide services and assisting with communication accessibility by communicating in the preferred language and communication mode of the person who is deaf-blind.
2023-S2503 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2503 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a co-navigation services program for persons who are deaf-blind PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To empower those in our community and provide support to them by estab- lishing a co-navigation services program for persons who are DeafBlind. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Bill contains definitions, guidance and parameters for the establishment of a co-navigation services program for persons who are DeafBlind in New York State. JUSTIFICATION:
2023-S2503 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2503 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a co-navigation services program for persons who are deaf-blind THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 152-d to read as follows: § 152-D. CO-NAVIGATION SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF- BLIND. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COMMUNICATION MODE" INCLUDES COMMUNICATION THROUGH: (I) AUDITORY AMPLIFICATION, SUCH AS THROUGH A PERSONAL HEARING AID OR ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE; (II) AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE OR SIGNED ENGLISH BY BOTH TACTILE AND VISUAL MEANS; AND (III) PROTACTILE LANGUAGE. (B) "CO-NAVIGATION SERVICES" MEANS SERVICES PROVIDED TO A PERSON WHO IS DEAF-BLIND THAT ASSIST THE PERSON TO PHYSICALLY ACCESS THE PERSON'S ENVIRONMENT AND TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. THE TERM INCLUDES PROVIDING VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION OR SIGHTED GUIDE SERVICES AND ASSISTING WITH COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY BY COMMUNICATING IN THE PREFERRED LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION MODE OF THE PERSON WHO IS DEAF- BLIND. THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE PERFORMING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR THE PERSON: (I) PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE SERVICES TO THE PERSON; (II) COMPLETING ORDINARY ERRANDS FOR THE PERSON; (III) MAKING DECISIONS FOR THE PERSON; (IV) TEACHING OR OTHERWISE INSTRUCTING THE PERSON; OR (V) INTERPRETING FOR THE PERSON IN A FORMAL SETTING, INCLUDING A MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR BUSINESS SETTING. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07171-01-3
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