Bill S2135B-2011

Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities

Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office for people with developmental disabilities to study, evaluate and develop recommendations relating to specific actionable measures to support and meet the needs of adults with autism.

Details

Actions

  • Mar 26, 2012: referred to mental health
  • Mar 26, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 26, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 22, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 21, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 20, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.383
  • Jan 23, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 2135B
  • Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to mental health
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 9, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2135A
  • May 4, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 3, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 2, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.416
  • Feb 8, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - Jan 23, 2012
Ayes (10): McDonald, Ball, Bonacic, Hannon, Seward, Zeldin, Huntley, Duane, Peralta, Klein

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2135B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the task force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes the task force on adults with autism within the office of people with developmental disabilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative findings

Section 2. Amends the mental hygiene law adding a new section 13.41 which creates the task force and specifies its composition and duties

Section 3. Effective date

JUSTIFICATION: The legislature has found that autism is a lifelong disability, yet much of the focus on autism spectrum disorders relates to education and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in a person's life. There is a pressing need for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate achievable goals for state government to meet in order to better serve the community of adults with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it is in the public interest to establish a task force on adults with autism to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of adults with autism spectrum disorders living in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6647 of 2010: Referred to Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2135--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, LANZA, McDONALD, PARKER, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabili- ties in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the task force on adults with autism; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that autism is a lifelong disability, yet much of the focus on autism spectrum disor- ders relates to education and development, and neglects concerns that may arise later in a person's life. The legislature also finds that adults with autism may face significant challenges in various aspects of their lives, including such areas as job placement, housing and long- term care. Further, just as the autism spectrum covers a wide range of functional abilities, so does the need for services and supports for adults with autism. Consequently, the legislature finds that there is a pressing need for policymakers and advocates in the state to formulate achievable goals for state government to meet in order to better serve the community of adults with autism spectrum disorders. To this end, it is in the public interest to establish a task force on adults with autism to develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the various needs of adults with autism spectrum disorders living in New York.
S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 13.41 to read as follows: S 13.41 TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM. (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE TASK FORCE ON ADULTS WITH AUTISM IN THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE TO STUDY, EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO SPECIFIC ACTIONABLE MEASURES TO SUPPORT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE, INCLUDING SUCH NEEDS AS VOCATIONAL, RESIDENTIAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL COMPRISE THE BASIS FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM, AND SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (F) OF THIS SECTION. (B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS: (1) THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR ADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES WITHIN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR; AND (2) FOUR MEMBERS WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERTISE IN ISSUES RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE; WITH TWO SUCH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND ONE SUCH MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, NO LATER THAN THE THIRTIETH DAY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE FILLED IN THE SAME MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS. (C) THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ORGANIZE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND SHALL SELECT A VICE-CHAIRPERSON FROM AMONG THE MEMBERS. THE CHAIRPERSON SHALL APPOINT A SECRETARY WHO NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE. (D) THE MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. (E) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE, AND SHALL UTILIZE AND BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND DATA OF ANY COURT, DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDI- VISION THEREOF AS IT MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO PROPERLY CARRY OUT ITS POWERS AND DUTIES. (F) THE TASK FORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus