A06945 Summary:

BILL NOA06945A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01417-A
 
SPONSORSteck
 
COSPNSRWalsh, Barrett
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §19.18-a, Ment Hyg L
 
Establishes an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program to provide such transportation services to individuals while such individual is receiving treatment, including, but not limited to, inpatient, residential or outpatient treatment.
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A06945 Actions:

BILL NOA06945A
 
04/14/2021referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
01/05/2022referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
05/06/2022amend and recommit to alcoholism and drug abuse
05/06/2022print number 6945a
05/10/2022reported referred to rules
05/16/2022reported
05/16/2022rules report cal.192
05/16/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.192
05/16/2022passed assembly
05/16/2022delivered to senate
05/16/2022REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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A06945 Floor Votes:

DATE:05/16/2022Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 146/0
AbbateYClarkYFriendYKellesYOtisYSimpsonY
AbinantiYColtonYFrontusYKimYPalmesanoYSmithY
AndersonYConradYGalefYLalorYPaulinYSmullenY
AngelinoYCookYGallagherYLavineYPeoples-StokesYSolagesY
AshbyYCruzYGallahanYLawlerYPheffer AmatoYSteckY
AubryYCunninghamYGandolfoYLemondesYPretlowYSternY
BarclayYCusickYGibbsYLucasYQuartERStirpeY
BarnwellYCymbrowitzYGiglio JAYLunsfordYRaYTagueY
BarrettYDarlingYGiglio JMYLupardoYRajkumarYTannousisY
BenedettoYDavilaYGlickYMagnarelliYRamosYTapiaY
BichotteYDe Los SantosYGonzalez-RojasYMamdaniYReillyYTaylorY
BlankenbushYDeStefanoYGoodellYManktelowYReyesYThieleY
BrabenecYDickensERGottfriedYMcDonaldYRivera J YVanelY
BraunsteinYDilanYGriffinYMcDonoughYRivera JDYWalczykY
BronsonYDinowitzYGuntherYMcMahonYRosenthal D YWalkerY
Brown E YDiPietroYHawleyYMeeksYRosenthal L YWallaceY
Brown K YDursoYHevesiYMikulinYRozicYWalshY
BurdickYEichensteinYHunterYMillerYSalkaYWeinsteinY
BurgosYEnglebrightYHyndmanYMitaynesERSantabarbaraYWeprinY
BurkeYEpsteinYJacksonYMontesanoYSayeghYWilliamsY
ButtenschonYFahyYJacobsonYMorinelloYSchmittYWoernerY
ByrneYFallYJean-PierreYNiouYSeawrightYZebrowskiY
ByrnesYFernandezYJensenYNolanYSeptimoYZinermanY
CahillYFitzpatrickYJonesYNorrisYSillittiYMr. SpeakerY
CarrollYForrestYJoynerYO'DonnellYSimonY

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A06945 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6945A
 
SPONSOR: Steck
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program   PURPOSE: Establishes an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the mental hygiene law by adding section 19.18-a, which creates the Addiction recovery supportive transportation services demon- stration program. Such program shall provide recovery supportive trans- portation services to individuals during treatment, including but not limited to, inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment, and after the completion of treatment. The commissioner is given discretion as to the location of such program provided that there shall be at least one urban and one rural destruction program. No later than January first, two thousand twenty- two, the commissioner shall provide a written evaluation including, at minimum, addressing the overall effectiveness of such program, identify- ing best practices for recovery supportive transportation services provided under such demonstration program, and suggest any additional support services that may be appropriate within each type of program operated, regulated, funded, or approved by the office and address whether continuation or expansion of such program is recommended. Section 2 states the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: Rides for Recovery is an initiative designed to support individuals suffering from substance use disorder access the care they need by help- ing to remove the barrier of transportation. Social Determinants of Health trips are those trips that are necessary for continued recovery from Substance Use Disorder but are typically not covered by Medicaid. These include services such as: * Regular employment transportation; * Education transportation, such as trade school, 2- or 4-year degree programs, or apprenticeships; * Shopping for healthy food, clothing, and other essential items; * Trips to Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous; * Trips to court or drug court, or court-related appointments (probation officer, social worker, etc.) * Trips that reduce social isolation, such as social outings with others engaged in sober living. These kinds of trips help to focus a person on improving their situ- ation, provide hope and a sense of purpose, and help to combat underly- ing mental illness conditions that can be exacerbated by social isolation or unemployment. The primary trip purpose for this transporta- tion program would be employment-based transportation, including trans- portation to educational institutions for better long-term employment prospects. Giving people the support they need to get back on their feet by provid- ing transportation will pay back dividends in increased productivity and earning potential.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect April 1, 2021.
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