S04750 Summary:

BILL NOS04750
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPARKER
 
COSPNSRBAILEY, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PERSAUD
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 19-E 460 & 461, Exec L; amd 95-e, St Fin L
 
Creates the New York state autism council; establishes such council shall consist of sixteen members; establishes the duties of the council.
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S04750 Actions:

BILL NOS04750
 
03/22/2019REFERRED TO FINANCE
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S04750 Committee Votes:

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S04750 Floor Votes:

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S04750 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4750
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     March 22, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. PARKER, BAILEY, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PERSAUD -- read
          twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
          Committee on Finance
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation
          to creating the New York state autism council

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new article 19-E
     2  to read as follows:
 
     3                                ARTICLE 19-E
     4                        NEW YORK STATE AUTISM COUNCIL
 
     5  Section 460. Definitions.
     6          461. New York state autism council.
     7    § 460. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall
     8  have the following meanings:
     9    1. "Autism awareness project" means a project approved by the  council
    10  aimed  toward educating the general public about the symptoms and treat-
    11  ments of autism;
    12    2. "Council" means the  New  York  state  autism  council  established
    13  pursuant to section four hundred sixty-one of this article; and
    14    3.  "Program and services enhancements" means any supplemental program
    15  or service that will assist in positive outcomes for  individuals  diag-
    16  nosed with autism and their families that are approved by the council.
    17    §  461. New York state autism council. 1. There is established, within
    18  the executive department, the New York state autism council.  The gover-
    19  nor shall designate one of the appointed members to serve as  the  chair
    20  of  the  council.    The council shall be composed of sixteen members as
    21  follows:
    22    a. a representative of the department of health;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10611-01-9

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     1    b. a representative of the department of education;
     2    c.  a representative of the office for people with developmental disa-
     3  bilities;
     4    d. a representative of the department of financial services;
     5    e. a representative of the office of children and family services;
     6    f. a representative from  New  York  Families  for  Autistic  Children
     7  (NYFAC);
     8    g. two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate, one
     9  of whom shall be the parent of a child with autism;
    10    h.  two  members appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one of whom
    11  shall be the parent of a child with autism; and
    12    i. six members appointed by the governor: (i) one of whom shall  be  a
    13  representative  from  an  institution  of  higher  learning where autism
    14  education curriculum is currently being offered; (ii) one of whom  shall
    15  be a representative of the northern part of the state; (iii) one of whom
    16  shall be a representative of the southern part of the state; (iv) one of
    17  whom shall be a representative of the eastern part of the state; (v) one
    18  of  whom shall be a representative of the western part of the state; and
    19  (vi) one of whom shall be a member of the medical field specializing  in
    20  research within the field of autism.
    21    2.  Appointed  members of the council shall serve terms of three years
    22  each, except that:
    23    a. one member initially appointed by the governor, one member initial-
    24  ly appointed by the temporary president of the senate,  and  one  member
    25  initially  appointed  by  the  speaker of the assembly shall serve a one
    26  year term; and
    27    b. a second member initially appointed by  the  governor,  the  second
    28  member initially appointed by the temporary president of the senate, and
    29  the  second  member  initially  appointed by the speaker of the assembly
    30  shall serve a two year term.
    31    3. All vacancies shall be filled in the same manner  as  the  original
    32  appointment.  All vacancies must be filled within ninety days, otherwise
    33  the council shall determine, by majority vote, who shall fill the vacan-
    34  cy. Members appointed to fill a vacancy occurring for reason other  than
    35  an expiration of a term shall serve for the remainder of the term of the
    36  person  whom he or she is replacing. Members are eligible for reappoint-
    37  ment.
    38    4. Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled  to
    39  actual, necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their business
    40  as members of the council.
    41    5. A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum.
    42  A majority vote of a quorum shall be required for any official action of
    43  the council.
    44    6.  The council shall meet at the call of the chair, but not less than
    45  four times per year.
    46    7. The council shall:
    47    a. approve autism awareness programs;
    48    b. carry out a program to provide information and education on program
    49  and services enhancements to families in the state with members  suffer-
    50  ing from autism;
    51    c.  establish the mechanisms to use the results of biomedical research
    52  on autism and autism spectrum disorders;
    53    d.  establish  a  mechanism  for  the  sharing  of  information  among
    54  researchers  and  clinicians in the state conducting biomedical research
    55  on autism and autism spectrum disorders;

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     1    e. provide for a mechanism that would  permit  the  public  to  obtain
     2  information  on  the  existing and planned programs and activities being
     3  conducted related to autism, including any pilot studies, and the  coun-
     4  cil  to  receive  comments  from the public regarding these programs and
     5  activities; and
     6    f.  provide an annual report to the governor with the council's recom-
     7  mendations and examining the creation of programs and services for indi-
     8  viduals with autism.
     9    § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 95-e of the state finance law, as  added
    10  by chapter 301 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
    11    3.  (a)  Monies  of  the  fund  shall be expended only for program and
    12  service enhancements for individuals diagnosed with an  autism  spectrum
    13  disorder, autism awareness projects or autism research projects approved
    14  by  the  department  of  health [in] conducted within the borders of New
    15  York state provided, however, that no more than ten  percent  of  monies
    16  from  such  fund  shall  be  expended  on the aggregate number of autism
    17  research projects approved in a fiscal year.
    18    (b) As used in this section, the term "autism research project"  means
    19  scientific research recommended by the New York state autism council and
    20  approved by the department of health into the causes and/or treatment of
    21  autism,  the  term "program and services enhancements" means any supple-
    22  mental program or service that will  assist  in  positive  outcomes  for
    23  individuals  diagnosed  with autism and their families that are approved
    24  by the New York state autism council established in section four hundred
    25  sixty-one of the executive law and the term "autism  awareness  project"
    26  means  a  project  approved by the [department of health] New York state
    27  autism council aimed toward educating  the  general  public  about  [the
    28  causes,] symptoms[,] and treatments of autism.
    29    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    30  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    31  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    32  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to
    33  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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