A11250 Summary:

BILL NO    A11250 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Gordon

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S16.25, Ment Hyg L

Requires surveillance cameras in all state and volunteer agency vehicles used
to transport developmentally disabled individuals and in group homes.
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A11250 Actions:

BILL NO    A11250 

05/25/2010 referred to mental health
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A11250 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A11250 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A11250

TITLE  OF BILL:   An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
requiring surveillance cameras in all state and volunteer  agency  vehi-
cles used to transport developmentally disabled individuals and in group
homes

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require installation of surveillance
cameras with sound capability in all state and voluntary agency vehicles
used  by  providers  who  are certified, licensed, funded or operated to
transport children or adults with mental or physical disabilities.  Also
to require installation of surveillance cameras with sound capability in
all  public  common  areas which provide services for children or adults
with mental or physical disabilities,  as  well  as  in  any  school  or
private  transport company vehicles used to transport children or adults
with mental disabilities.    Requires  installation  of  a  surveillance
camera  with  sound capability at the request of and with the consent of
the parent or guardian of a child, thirteen or under in a  single  occu-
pancy bedroom.

SUMMARY  OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the mental hygiene law by adding
a new section 16.24 to require surveillance cameras with sound capabili-
ty for the protection of vulnerable populations.

JUSTIFICATION: Protection of vulnerable populations must  be  consistent
and  enforceable. This legislation would he a critical component of that
initiative.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Significant - To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately upon enactment.
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A11250 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         11250

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     May 25, 2010
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. GORDON -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Mental Health

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in relation to requiring
         surveillance cameras in all state and volunteer agency  vehicles  used
         to transport developmentally disabled individuals and in group homes

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
    2  16.25 to read as follows:
    3  S 16.25 SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
    4    (A)  (I) ALL STATE AND VOLUNTARY AGENCY VEHICLES USED BY PROVIDERS WHO
    5  ARE CERTIFIED, LICENSED, FUNDED OR OPERATED BY THE OFFICE THAT ARE  USED
    6  TO  TRANSPORT  CHILDREN  OR  ADULTS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
    7  SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITY.
    8    (II) ALL VEHICLES USED AT A FACILITY  PROVIDING  RESIDENTIAL  CARE  TO
    9  YOUTH  AS  SUCH  TERM  IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OR (B) OF SUBDIVISION
   10  FOUR OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE-A OF  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW  TO
   11  TRANSPORT  SUCH  YOUTH  SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH
   12  SOUND CAPABILITY.
   13    (B) (I) SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITY SHALL BE  INSTALLED
   14  IN  ALL  PUBLIC  COMMON  AREAS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL COMMON
   15  LIVING AREAS, DINING AREAS, HALLWAYS, CLASSROOMS AND TIME-OUT  ROOMS  IN
   16  ALL  GROUP  HOMES,  RESIDENTIAL  AND  DAY SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS LICENSED,
   17  CERTIFIED, FUNDED OR OPERATED BY THE OFFICE WHICH PROVIDE  SERVICES  FOR
   18  CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.
   19    (II) ALL PUBLIC COMMON AREAS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL COMMON
   20  LIVING AREAS, DINING AREAS, HALLWAYS, CLASSROOMS AND TIME-OUT ROOMS OF A
   21  FACILITY  PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL CARE TO YOUTH AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN
   22  PARAGRAPH (A) OR  (B)  OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED
   23  TWELVE-A  OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH SURVEILLANCE
   24  CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITY.
   25    (C) ANY SCHOOL OR PRIVATE TRANSPORT COMPANY VEHICLES USED TO TRANSPORT
   26  CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH  MENTAL  DISABILITIES  SHALL  BE  EQUIPPED  WITH
   27  SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WITH SOUND CAPABILITIES.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD16589-07-0
       A. 11250                            2

    1    (D)  IN ALL RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES STATEWIDE, FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL
    2  DISABILITIES CERTIFIED, LICENSED, FUNDED  OR  OPERATED  BY  THE  OFFICE,
    3  SURVEILLANCE  CAMERAS MAY BE PLACED IN A CHILD'S, AGE THIRTEEN OR YOUNG-
    4  ER, ROOM AT THE REQUEST OF AND WITH THE CONSENT OF THE CHILD'S PARENT OR
    5  GUARDIAN AND ONLY IF THE CHILD IS IN A SINGLE OCCUPANCY BEDROOM.
    6    S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
    7  the date on which it shall become a law.
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