S02728 Summary:

BILL NOS02728
 
SAME ASSAME AS A02331
 
SPONSORGRIFFO
 
COSPNSRFUNKE, 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 NOS02728
 
01/28/2015REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
04/29/2015REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
01/06/2016REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
02/24/2016REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
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S02728 Memo:

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S02728 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2728
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    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    §  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

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     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    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    12  it shall have become a law.
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