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A09921 Summary:

BILL NOA09921
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08647
 
SPONSORSantabarbara
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §13.42, Ment Hyg L
 
Includes additional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board; increases the amount of board members from 19 to 24.
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A09921 Actions:

BILL NOA09921
 
04/19/2022referred to people with disabilities
05/10/2022reported referred to rules
05/17/2022reported
05/17/2022rules report cal.249
05/17/2022substituted by s8647
 S08647 AMEND= MANNION
 03/24/2022REFERRED TO DISABILITIES
 04/26/20221ST REPORT CAL.904
 04/27/20222ND REPORT CAL.
 05/02/2022ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 05/04/2022PASSED SENATE
 05/04/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/04/2022referred to people with disabilities
 05/17/2022substituted for a9921
 05/17/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.249
 05/17/2022passed assembly
 05/17/2022returned to senate
 07/11/2022DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 07/21/2022SIGNED CHAP.453
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A09921 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9921
 
SPONSOR: Santabarbara
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to including addi- tional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation will include family and self-advocates on the autism spectrum advisory board.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board to consist of twenty-four members. This will include fifteen appointed members and nine who will serve ex officio. Of the ten appointed members, the gover- nor, temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minori- ty leader of the senate, and minority leader of the assembly shall each appoint three members. Of those three members, one member must possess the expertise of a professional in the field of autism, one member shall be a family advocate, and one member shall be a self-advocate in the community in which they reside. Section 2.- Effective Date   JUSTIFICATION: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 1 out of every 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with ASD. Research has shown that early detection of ASD when• followed by appropriate interventions, can lead to better outcomes for individuals affected by autism. Since 2016, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board has assisted New York State in providing a report outlining the most effective supports and services for individuals diagnosed with ASD and any legislative or regulatory action needed. However, while the intention was to have both family and self advocates on the advisory board, the number of family advocates appointed is significantly higher than self-advocates. This legislation will allow for five more appoint- ments, balancing the number of family and self-advocates serving on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: TBD   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A09921 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9921
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 19, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on People with Disabilities
 
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  including  addi-
          tional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 13.42 of the mental hygiene law,
     2  as added by chapter 469 of the laws of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (a)  There is hereby established within the office the autism spectrum
     5  disorders advisory board. Such board shall consist of  [nineteen]  twen-
     6  ty-four  members,  [ten]  fifteen of whom shall be appointed and nine of
     7  whom shall serve ex officio.   Of the  [ten]  appointed  members,  [two]
     8  three shall be appointed by the governor, [two] three shall be appointed
     9  by the temporary president of the senate, [two] three shall be appointed
    10  by  the  speaker  of the assembly, [two] three shall be appointed by the
    11  minority leader of the senate and [two] three shall be appointed by  the
    12  minority leader of the assembly. Of the [two] three members appointed by
    13  each  appointing authority, one member shall have expertise of work as a
    14  professional in the field of autism [and], one member shall be a  family
    15  advocate  [or]  and one member shall be a self-advocate in the community
    16  that such advocate resides. A representative from each of the  following
    17  state agencies shall serve ex officio: the office for people with devel-
    18  opmental disabilities; the department of education; the office of mental
    19  health;  the  office  of children and family services; the department of
    20  health; the developmental disabilities planning council; the council  on
    21  children  and  families;  and  the  office of vocational and educational
    22  services for individuals with disabilities. The chair of the board shall
    23  be selected by the governor.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15152-01-2
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