S02728 Summary:

BILL NO    S02728 

SAME AS    SAME AS A02331

SPONSOR    GRIFFO

COSPNSR    FUNKE, RANZENHOFER

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS10.09 & 10.11, Ment Hyg L

Provides additional discharge planning for persons being released from civil
confinement including supervision, electronic monitoring, appropriate clothing,
transportation, medication and a service plan.
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S02728 Actions:

BILL NO    S02728 

01/28/2015 REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
04/29/2015 REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
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S02728 Votes:

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S02728 Memo:

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S02728 Text:

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

                                         2728

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 28, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, FUNKE, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered
         printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental
         Health and Developmental Disabilities

       AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  providing  addi-
         tional  discharge  planning  for  persons  being  released  from civil
         confinement

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

    1    Section  1.  Section  10.09  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
    2  adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
    3    (I) IF THE COURT DISCHARGES THE RESPONDENT FROM CONFINEMENT  THEN  THE
    4  COURT  SHALL  ORDER  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE SECURE TREATMENT FACILITY TO
    5  PREPARE A DISCHARGE PLAN. SUCH PLAN SHALL ENSURE THAT THE RESPONDENT  IS
    6  DISCHARGED  TO HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESIDENCE PRIOR TO THE CONVICTION OR
    7  COMMITMENT, AS APPROPRIATE, WITH SUPERVISION WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE USE
    8  OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING OR GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE TRACKING FOR AN
    9  APPROPRIATE PERIOD OF TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COURT. THE RESPONDENT
   10  SHALL BE PROVIDED SUITABLE CLOTHING ADAPTED TO THE SEASON IN WHICH HE OR
   11  SHE IS DISCHARGED AND SUCH CLOTHING SHALL NOT EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE  DOLLARS
   12  IN  VALUE. SUCH PLAN SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO SUCH RESI-
   13  DENCE AND INCLUDE REFERRAL TO ANY SERVICES WHICH THE COMMISSIONER  DEEMS
   14  APPROPRIATE  IN THE COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE, INCLUDING MEDICATION, AFTER-
   15  CARE SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT  FOLLOWING  DISCHARGE
   16  AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 29.15 OF THIS CHAPTER.
   17    S  2.  Section  10.11 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a
   18  new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
   19    (I) IF THE COURT DISCHARGES THE RESPONDENT FROM THE REGIMEN OF  STRICT
   20  AND INTENSIVE SUPERVISION THEN THE COURT SHALL ORDER THE DIRECTOR OF THE
   21  SECURE TREATMENT FACILITY TO PREPARE A DISCHARGE PLAN. SUCH  PLAN  SHALL
   22  ENSURE  THAT  THE RESPONDENT IS DISCHARGED TO HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESI-
   23  DENCE PRIOR TO THE CONVICTION OR COMMITMENT, AS APPROPRIATE, WITH SUPER-

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03460-01-5
       S. 2728                             2

    1  VISION WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC  MONITORING  OR  GLOBAL
    2  POSITIONING  SATELLITE  TRACKING FOR AN APPROPRIATE PERIOD OF TIME TO BE
    3  DETERMINED BY THE COURT.  THE  RESPONDENT  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  SUITABLE
    4  CLOTHING ADAPTED TO THE SEASON IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS DISCHARGED AND SUCH
    5  CLOTHING  SHALL  NOT EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS IN VALUE. SUCH PLAN SHALL
    6  ALSO PROVIDE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO SUCH RESIDENCE AND  INCLUDE  REFERRAL
    7  TO ANY SERVICES WHICH THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS APPROPRIATE IN THE COMMUNI-
    8  TY OF RESIDENCE, INCLUDING MEDICATION, AFTERCARE SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
    9  IN  FINDING  EMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING DISCHARGE AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 29.15
   10  OF THIS CHAPTER.
   11    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
   12  it shall have become a law.
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