BILL NO A01633
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Kolb (MS)
COSPNSR Barclay, Corwin, Crouch, Duprey, Hawley, Jordan, McDonough, Oaks,
Rabbitt, Raia, Saladino, Titone, Montesano
MLTSPNSR Butler, Giglio, Lopez P, Tedisco, Tenney, Thiele
Add S2500-k, Pub Health L
Establishes a state autism advisory board.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing a state autism advisory board
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
establish a state autism advisory board with the goal of providing
better treatments and services to person on the autism spectrum
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one creates the state autism
Section two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Current figures estimate that one in 150 children is on
the autism spectrum. Throughout the state, there is a lack of
consistency in autism services and the criteria used to determine
service eligibility. Parents frequently move (at great personal
expense), to school districts and counties with better services for
their children, causing overload for these areas. This advisory board
will make recommendation to make the provision of services more
consistent from region to region in New York State.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.5363 (2011-12), Held in Health; A.8828
(2009-10), Held in Health.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.