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2023 Developmental Disabilities (DD) Enacted Budget Provisions and New Laws

2023-2024 NY Legislation Session
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Senate Bill Number (Sponsor)Assembly Bill Number (Sponsor)Bill TitleSummaryStatusDate of Last Action
S.3468 (Rivera)A.3408 (McDonald)Mandates Managed Care Provider DME Reimbursement RatesThis bill requires managed care providers to pay for durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and related supplies at the rate set by the medical assistance durable medical equipment and complex rehabilitation technology fee schedule for the same service or item. This law will take effect 90 days after being signed by the Governor.Reported to Rules Committee6/7/2024 (S)
S.8666a (Mannion)A.8560a (Burdick)Hospital Disability Accommodation AssessmentRequires hospitals to include a disability-accommodations needs and assessment on their patient intake forms. Requires a notice on the form that the information is voluntary. Questions include asking if they have a disability under ADA, what is the nature, what accommodation do they need. The law would be effective 90 days after being signed by the Governor.Pending vote by full Assembly6/6/24 (A)
S.9147b (Mannion)A.9777b (Benedetto)Diapering and Toileting ProtocolsRequires the Commissioner of Education to establish uniform statewide protocols for diapering and toileting of students in public schools. Such protocols must include requiring schools to provide safe and accessible facilities for diapering and toileting and supplies to maintain a sanitary area. This law would be effective 18 months after the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Assembly6/5/24 (A)
S.1520 (Serrano)A.4581 (Paulin)Expands Access to Health RecordsExpands the definition of what records must be released and expands the list of providers who must release records. Mandates that a providers must help patients navigate who requests for records should be made to. Limits the cost of copies to a patient/rep to the actual cost incurred by the provider. The law would become effective January 1 after being signed by the Governor.Pending vote by full Assembly6/5/24 (A)
 A.1533a (Buttenschon)Expanded Firefighter DD TrainingRequires the Office of Fire Prevention and Control to coordinate with OPWDD and the Chief Disability officer to establish best practices for firefighters to assist individuals with disabilities. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Rules Committee6/4/2024 (A)
S.9138 (Cleare) Interagency Elder Justice Task ForceEstablishes the interagency elder justice task force to develop strategies, systems and programs with a goal of protecting older adults from abuse and mistreatment. The task force will consist of political appointees and representatives from ten state agencies, including OPWDD. Requires the task force to meet at least once monthly and hold five public hearings. The law would take effect upon the Governor’s signature and sunsets three years after being signed into law.Reported to Aging Committee6/4/2024 (S)
S.413 (Thomas)A.1200 (Epstein)Establishes a People with Disabilities Access to Programs CommissionCreates a People with Disabilities Access to Programs Commission to examine, evaluate and make recommendations for new laws with respect to how the state should streamline eligibility requirements for its programs for individuals with disabilities. Requires all agencies assist to the “maximum extent feasible” in providing facilities, resources, and data, including legal guidance as necessary from legislative and executive counsel. The commission is required to submit a report to the Governor and legislature 12/1/24. This law takes effect upon the Governor’s signature and sunsets after the report has been delivered.Pending vote by full Assembly6/4/2024 (A)
S.6758a (Mannion)A.5815b (Epstein)Requires Contractor Disclosure of Employees with DisabilitiesRequires the OGS Commissioner to issue a report detailing the aggregate date on the employment of people with disabilities, their level of participation on state contracts, and any policies and practices undertaken by vendors to promote the employment of people with disabilities in the workforce. The report would also require information on contractor compliance with anti-discrimination laws. Requires contractors to invite employees to report to them if they have a disability. Requires contractors to send information about people with disabilities in their workforce to OGS. Defines disability as per section 292.21 of Executive Law. The law would be effective January after being signed by the Governor.Pending vote by full Assembly6/03/2024 (A)
S.8679a (Mannion)A.8846a (Hevesi)Study on Foster Care Children with I/DDThis legislation requires the commissioner of OCFS in consultation with the commissioner of OPWDD, to conduct a study to determine the number of children diagnosed with a DD who have been placed in foster care. This study includes demographics, whether the placement into foster care was voluntary or court-ordered, an evaluation of the current regulations, and analyzing to what extent children are prepared for a transition from foster care to an independent situation. This law would take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature and the report would be due one year later. A similar bill was vetoed in 2022 and 2023.Pending vote by full Senate6/03/2024 (S)
S.1900 (Stavisky)A.2487a (Hevesi)Eliminates Annual Permit RenewalEliminates the need for a person with a permanent disability to reapply annually for a disability parking permit. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Assembly5/30/2024 (A)
S.593a (Ortt)A.4138a (McMahon)Requires Information on Down SyndromeRequires a health care practitioner who orders tests of a pregnant woman or infant to screen for Down Syndrome to provide information if a positive test is revealed. Such information includes up to date and evidence based information reviewed by medical experts and national Down syndrome organizations. Information can include contact information for support groups, hotlines, and other relevant contact information.Pending vote by full Assembly5/30/2024 (A)
S.2366 (Bailey) Expands Police Officer Training on ASD and DDExpands the OPWDD recommended curriculum for state police officer training to include the appropriate use of force and deescalating techniques on individuals with ASD or a DD. This law would take effect upon the Governors signature.Reported to Codes Committee5/30/24 (S)
S.3283a (Rivera)A.7184a (Paulin)Corrections to Health Care Decisions ActMakes technical and minor amendments regarding health care agents and proxies, decisions under the Family Health Care Decisions Act, and nonhospital orders not to resuscitate, including updating references to OPWDD. Adds physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner to the list of potential professionals who must be consulted in the decision-making process.Pending vote by full Assembly5/30/2024 (A)
S.8796 (Mannion)A.3982 (Jackson)Extends IDEA ComplianceExtends provisions that conform state education law to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) until 2027. The bill would become effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Assembly5/29/2024 (A)
S.3108a (Mannion)A.1577a (Buttenschon)Expands Ombudsman ProgramExpands the Developmental Disabilities Ombudsman program. Requires that the program is based in New York. The program must have a toll-free telephone hotline and an interactive website. It also must have in-person access to program staff and volunteers. Requires that the ombuds provide help for navigating and completing paperwork. It also requires the program to collect and track problems and questions. The program must educate people on their rights in accessing OPWDD services. Requires the program is run by a domestic not for profit. Does not allow any organization from bidding on the program if they receive any funding from OPWDD.  The start date would be April 1, 2023 if signed by the Governor.Pending vote by full Senate5/22/2024 (S)
S.8973a (Ramos)A.6397a (Burdick)Creates Integrated Employment Task ForceEstablishes a task force under DOL to promote competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. The task force would have 16 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: representatives from Civil Service, OPWDD, SED, DOL, OMH, the Comptroller, Office of Workforce Development, the Chief Disability Officer, union representative recommended by the AFL-CIO, a representative of the Business Counsel, two people with disabilities, two representatives from employment service providers and one person recommended by the Assembly Speaker and one person recommended by the Senate Majority Leader. Duties of the task force include examining employment, supporting goals of competitive employment and others. A report would be required two years after becoming law.  The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Disabilities Committee5/22/2024 (A)
 A.9553a (Seawright)Establishes the Blue Ribbon Funding CommissionCreates the "Blue-ribbon commission on the future of New York state's service delivery system for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities act." The panel would consist of 15 political appointees of the Governor who represent various stakeholders. Each of the four legislative leaders would also make one appointment each. The OPWDD Commissioner would serve as Chair. The legislation provides a list of topics to be covered and requires OPWDD to provide information to the Commission. A report would be required fifteen months after the bill is signed into law. The legislation contains no funding.Reported to Disabilities Committee5/22/2024 (A)
S.3196 (Mannion)A.3856 (Gunther)Creates Housing Navigators and TaskforceThe legislation seeks to establish housing navigation as a service within OPWDD. Directs OPWDD to develop a housing navigation training curriculum, oversee the implementation of such curriculum, and provide statewide training to individuals for the provision of housing navigation services. Requires OPWDD Commissioner to establish a housing navigation task force co-chaired by the Commissioner of OPWDD or his or her designee, the OTDA, OMH and OASAS Commissioners and a representative of NYSHCR and ten others with experience in the fields of affordable housing development, banking, financial planning, and non-profit providers with experience in delivering housing services for individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability. Requires OPWDD to include housing counseling services in § 5.07 Plan. This legislation would take effect in April 2025 if signed by the Governor. This legislation contains no funding. This bill passed the Senate in 2021, 2022 and 2023.Reported to Ways and Means Committee5/22/2024 (S)
S.4741b (Parker) Requires ASD Screenings in ChildrenRequires DOH and OPWDD to promulgate rules and regulations requiring pediatric health care providers to screen children beginning at 12 months for ASD during each wellness and preventative care exam, and annually until the child turns six, and thereafter at 11 and 14. This law would take effect upon the Governor’s signature.Passed both houses5/22/2024 (S)
S.6351b (Mannion)A.6895b (Seawright)Emergency Attendant Risk Management Course for DDRequires the DOH to consult with OPWDD and approve professional education courses for emergency department staff. Courses would address risk management strategies for visits by individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability. Authorizes liability insurance premium reductions for emergency department staff who successfully completes a risk management course. The law would take effect one year after being signed by the Governor. Insurance policies would be allowed to expire before the new law would apply.Pending vote by full Senate5/20/2024 (S)
S.9017 (Brouk)A.9448 (Thiele)Limits Court Record AccessThis legislation seeks to amend MHL Article 81 to automatically protect all court records related to proceedings under Article 81. These changes would affect all records of proceedings retroactively and prospectively. It would limit access to records by everyone except those who were parties to the proceeding, their attorneys, the guardian, the court evaluator, the court examiner, and any other parties allowed access by order of the court. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate5/20/2024 (S)
S.9116 (Rivera)A.6308 (Gonzalez-Rojas)Sterilization Procedure Protections and ProtocolsProhibits health care providers from performing procedures resulting in sterilization without the informed consent of the person being sterilized. Prohibits substituted consent by a guardian, health care proxy, or other third party from authorizing sterilization procedures. Does not apply to procedures necessary to preserve life or prevent serious impairment to their health. Establishes that a person with a disability may voluntarily enter into a supported decision-making agreement when considering a sterilization procedure. This agreement would authorize a supporter to assist the person with a disability with understanding the nature and consequences of sterilization and available alternatives. Requires health care providers to use accommodating methods of communication. Prohibits health care providers from presuming lack of capacity based on a disability, SDM, or guardianship. The law would be effective 90 days after the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate5/20/2024 (S)
S.8627 (Mannion)A.9336 (Seawright)Expands Legislative Reporting RequirementsExpands legislative reporting requirements for OPWDD to include the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Disabilities and the Assembly Committee on People with Disabilities. This relates to the Autism Awareness Research Fund and the Down Syndrome Research Fund. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Mental Health Committee5/16/2024 (S)
S.4789 (Rivera) Specialized Health Home ProgramThis bill requires the Commissioner of Health to establish a specialized health home program to serve individuals with physical disabilities who are Medicaid eligible adults eighteen 18 or older with a diagnosis of a neurological, muscular, or neuromuscular condition, and a mobility impairment. Provides that a specialized health home shall be reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and shall receive enhanced rates of payment. This law would take effect 90 days following the Governor's signature. Effective immediately, the DOH commissioner shall make regulations and take actions necessary to implement.Reported to Finance Committee5/15/2024 (S)
S.5273 (Parker)A.9913 (Santabarbara)Amends Definition of Developmental DisabilityAmends the definition of developmental disability in MHL 1.03 (d) to include results in an inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of the disability. This law would take effect 30 days after the Governor’s signature.Reported to Disabilities Committee5/15/2024 (S)
 A.8846a (Hevesi)Study on Foster Care Children with I/DDThis legislation requires the commissioner of OCFS in consultation with the commissioner of OPWDD, to conduct a study to determine the number of children diagnosed with a DD who have been placed in foster care. This study includes demographics, whether the placement into foster care was voluntary or court-ordered, an evaluation of the current regulations, and analyzing to what extent children are prepared for a transition from foster care to an independent situation. This law would take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature and the report would be due one year later. A similar bill was vetoed in 2022 and 2023.Reported to Ways and Means Committee5/14/2024 (A)
S.1478 (Hinchey)A.7215 (McDonald)Traumatic Brain Injury Services StudyRequires the DOH and OPWDD Commissioners to conduct a study on the delivery of services provided to individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Lists services to be studies and requires stakeholder outreach. Requires that the report be delivered to legislative leaders one year after the bill becomes law. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate5/14/2024 (S)
S.8782 (Mannion) Establishes the Blue Ribbon Funding CommissionCreates the "Blue-ribbon commission on the future of New York state's service delivery system for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities act." The panel would consist of 15 political appointees of the Governor who represent various stakeholders. Each of the four legislative leaders would also make one appointment each. The OPWDD Commissioner would serve as Chair. The legislation provides a list of topics to be covered and requires OPWDD to provide information to the Commission. A report would be required one-year after the bill is signed into law. The legislation contains no funding.Reported to Finance Committee5/13/2024 (S)
S.1204 (Parker)A.6540 (Lucas)Establishes Discount Programs for Individuals with a Disability & Low-Income SeniorsProvides discounts for seniors and people with disabilities for water, electricity, telephone, cable and internet services. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate5/13/2024 (S)
S.2525 (Helming) Expands Penal LawThis bill creates a new section in penal law which adds offenses against the elderly and disabled, including abandonment and endangering the welfare to different degrees. Creates and requires that a person convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, violation, and sex offense shall pay a $50 senior anti-violence services fee. This law would take effect upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee5/8/2024 (S)
S.6541 (Ortt)A.6760 (Morinello)Expands Crimes Against A Person With DisabilityThis bills creates the crimes of child abuse in the first and second degree, vulnerable elderly person or incompetent or physical disabled person abuse in the second degree, and torture. This law would take effect on the 30th day after the Governor’s signature.Reported to Codes Committee5/7/2024 (A)
S.7697 (Harkham)A.8373 (Burdick)Requires Adult Changing TablesRequires adult changing stations to be installed in public spaces throughout New York State. Establishes definitions for adult changing accommodation, commercial place of amusement, disability, covered facility, and public building. Establishes a timeline for phase-in of the law. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Ways and Means Committee5/7/2024 (A)
S.5169 (Mannion)A.5780 (Seawright)Neurodiversity FlagCreates an official state flag for neurodiversity. Establishes that the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board must develop, renew, and update the flag. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Reported to Governmental Operations Committee4/4/2024 (A)
S.3116a (Mannion)A.5907a (Thiele)Reduced Cost Fishing LicenseAuthorizes DEC to offer people with developmental disabilities reduced cost recreational fishing licenses. The law would be effective 180 days after being signed by the Governor.Reported to Environmental Conservation Committee3/26/2024 (S)
 A.6400 (Seawright)DSP Registry ProgramEstablishes a direct support professional registry based on completion of education or training programs. Requires OPWDD to develop and maintain such registry. Requires the registry to include information on each DSP and their contact, training programs approved by OPWDD, and more. The law would be effective 6/1/2025.Reported to Ways and Means Committee3/26/2024 (A)
S.1296 (Sanders)A.1845 (Kim)Expands Informal Caregiver TrainingBroadens the informal caregiver training program to include training and resources for older adults who are caregivers for minors. Replaces "frail or disabled person" with "person in need of assistance." The bill would be effective upon the Governor's signature.Reported to Aging Committee3/21/2024 (A)
S.8155 (Mayer)   Extends Ability of School Psychologists to Evaluate   This bill extends Chapter 217 of the Laws of 2015’s expiration date until 2026, which allows approved multidisciplinary evaluation programs to employ a certified school psychologist to conduct an evaluation of a preschool child, infant or toddler having or suspected of having a disability. This law would take effect upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate3/21/2024 (S)
S.6977 (Salazar)A.7533 (Forrest)Clarify the Definition of Persons with a DisabilityClarifies the definition of persons with a disability for purposes of the definition of special populations in regards to the HALT act (Chapter 93 of the Laws of 2021, special populations are excluded from segregated confinement). This bill would amend the definition of persons with a disability to include anyone with an intellectual, developmental, or cognitive diagnosis. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Pending vote by full Senate3/21/2024 (S)
S.3434 (Skoufis)A.4347 (Steck)Eliminates the Sub-Minimum Wage for Individuals with DisabilitiesEliminates the Sub-Minimum Wage for Individuals with Disabilities. If signed by the Governor, it would become effective on the next January after being signedReported to Disabilities Committee3/20/2024 (S)
S.8184 (Mannion)A.9061 (Gunther)Extends the Care Demonstration ProgramExtends the OPWDD Care Demonstration program until March 31, 2026. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to People with Disabilities Committee3/11/2024 (S)
S.1963a (Addabbo)A.4978b (Santabarbara)Includes Children With Disabilities in Emergency PlansRequires schools and daycare facilities to create and maintain evacuation plans for children with disabilities during a lockdown or emergency situation. The law would be effective upon the Governor's signatureReported to Education Committee3/11/2024 (S)
S.4739 (Kennedy)A.4165 (Steck)Extends Paratransit Transportation RadiusChanges the transportation law to require accessible buses to be available within a service area of three miles from any bus line. The bill would become law upon the Governor’s signature.Reported to Finance Committee3/5/2024 (S)
S.5574 (Gounardes)A.6870 (Cruz)Prohibits Juror Challenge on DisabilityThe legislation seeks to prohibit the challenges of prospective jurors based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The law would be effective for juries seated 180 days after being signed by the Governor.Pending vote by full Senate3/4/2024 (S)
S.3118 (Mannion)A.134 (Cruz)Emergency Staffing PlanRequires OPWDD to make an emergency staffing plan for all state operated facilities. The plan will start when a region has more than a 10% workforce shortage. Requires the plan is available to the public and published on OPWDD's website. The law would start 120 days after the Governor signs it.Reported to Ways and Means Committee2/27/2024 (S)
S.711 (Cleare) Requirements for Rent Increase ExemptionsThis bill expands eligibility requirements for rent increase exemptions for people with disabilities by including children who qualify as a person with a disability as eligible head of household. This bill would go into effect upon the Governor’s signature, pursuant to NYC law expirations.Reported to Finance Committee2/26/2024 (S)
S.8183 (Mannion)A.8992 (Seawright)Extends Notification RequirementsExtends OPWDD’s requirement to notify the legislature and labor organizations ninety days in advance of an IRA closure or transfer, to the extent practicable. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature and would sunset March 31, 2026.Reported to People with Disabilities Committee2/26/2024 (S)
S.319A (Salazar)A.5625 (Reyes)Physician and PA Anti-Bias TrainingRequires all medical students, medical residents, and physician assistant students in New York State take part in DOH approved orientation programs regarding the awareness of both implicit and explicit biases. The law would be effective 180 days after being signed by the Governor. The bill passed the Senate in 2023.Reported to Health Committee2/26/2024 (S)
S.506 (Thomas)A.6975 (Sillitti)Authorizes Relatives to Provide Paid Nursing ServicesAuthorizes the Commissioner of Health to approve the provision of in-home, private duty nursing services by a relative other than a spouse. The service recipient must qualify for in-home nursing services and the relative must be a registered professional nurse. The rate of pay would be equivalent to services provide by a licensed practical nurse. The law would be effective upon the Governor’s signature. The bill has passed the Senate in previous years.Reported to Health Committee2/26/2024 (S)
S.2315 (Cleare) Names the Willie Mae Goodman IRANames a specific OPWDD Harlem facility on 119th Street the Willie Mae “Goody” Goodman Community Facility. Requires OPWDD to install a sign. This law would take effect upon the Governor’s signature. The bill passed the Senate in 2023.Reported to People with Disabilities Committee2/26/2024 (S)
S.6414 (Skoufis)A.9278 (Paulin)Repeals Lookback PeriodEliminates the 30-month lookback period for Medicaid covered community based long term care services. Includes CDPAP. HCBS waiver services are not included in the penalty. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Pending vote by full Senate2/12/2024 (S)
S.8062 (Cleare)A.8521 (Dinowitz)Clarifies Electronic Health Care ProxiesChanges Chapter 636 of 2023. Allows for remote witnessing of health care proxy using audiovisual technology. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 33 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8021 (Fernandez)A.8564 (Otis)Amends Mobile Friendly Website RequirementsMakes technical changes to Chapter 765 of the Laws of 2023. Gives agencies until January 1, 2027, to completely follow the law. Adds definition for “changes to form and function”. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 45 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8049 (Mannion)A.8486 (Hevesi)Delays Implementation of Mandated Reporter TrainingDelays start of Chapter 646 of 2023 for two-years. Chapter 646 of the Laws of 2023 updated the mandated reporter of child abuse or maltreatment training. The training must include information on the signs of abuse and neglect for children with a developmental disabilities. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 25 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8028 (Stewart Cousins)A.8483 (Burdick)Amends High-Rise Evacuation Plan LawChanges Chapter 745 of 2023. Makes certain high-rise buildings to have emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities. The changes include technical corrections. Requires discussion with disability advocacy groups and the New York's Chief Disability Officer. The language of the bill delays the start date until January 2025.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 67 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8032 (Mannion)A.8546 (Burdick)Amends Website Accessibility LawChanges Chapter 734 of 2023. Gives state agencies until 2027 to follow the law. If an agency cannot follow the law by 2027, they must post a report on the website explaining why. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 42 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8047 (Rivera)A.8497 (Paulin)Reduces the Use of Temporary
 Staffing Agencies
Relates to a four-year demonstration project to reduce the use of temporary staffing agencies in residential healthcare facilities. Removes provisions regarding a joint labor-management nursing home staffing workgroup to review and assess the impact of such demonstration project. The law was effective February 7, 2024.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 27 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8038 (Breslin)A.8501 (McDonald)Requires Notice of Adverse Step Therapy DeterminationsRelates to adverse determinations related to a step therapy protocol override determination. Repeals certain provisions of the insurance law and public health law. The law was effective February 7, 2024.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 28 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8002 (Thomas)A.8515 (Pheffer Amato)Establishes the New York State Adult Cystic Fibrosis ProgramEstablishes the New York state adult cystic fibrosis program. This would include administrative support services related to prescription drug costs, device costs, medical care services, behavioral health services, and insurance premiums for the treatment of crystic fibrosis disease and it's conditions. The law was effective February 7, 2024.   Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 31 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8009 (Rivera)A.8536 (Gunther)Technical Corrections to DNR LawAmends Chapter 742 of the Laws of 2023 to clarify which facilities an order not to resuscitate will apply to, updates terminology, and maintains consistency with interinstitutional transfers and orders. The law was effective February 7, 2024.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 40 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.8013 (Thomas)A.8552 (Zebrowski)Establishes a Registry for Children's Non-regulated CampsEstablishes a registry for children's non-regulated camps; repealer.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 63 of the Laws of 20242/7/2024 (G)
S.1100 (Comrie) X Gender MarkerRequires an “X” gender marker in all state agency documents that request a person to identify their gender or sex. This law would start once the Governor signs it.Pending vote by full Senate1/31/2024 (S)
S.1866 (Brouk)A.2297 (Clark)Expands OPWDD’s mission to include alcohol spectrum disordersAdds fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. This includes fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS), and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND). The law would start once the Governor signs it.Reported to Disabilities Committee1/31/2024 (S)
S.2241 (Weik)A.7267 (Cruz)Down Syndrome Awareness DayMakes March 21  Down Syndrome Awareness day. The law would start once the Governor signs it.Pending vote by full Senate1/31/2024 (S)
S.478 (Salazar) Grants Petitioner’s in Kinship Caregiver proceedings access to CounselExpands the right to assistance of counsel. It will also include petitioner kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings and respondents in guardianship proceedings. The bill would become law after being signed by the Governor.Reported to Finance Committee1/30/2024 (S)
S.4127a (Mannion)A.5268a (Seawright)Provides DSP Wage SupplementGives a $4,000 salary increase for employees in the OPWDD system who make less than $125,000 per year. Requires OPWDD to select eligible titles.Reported to Finance Committee1/29/2024 (S)
S.2360 (Mannion)A.2359 (Clark)Allows Provider Double PaymentsStops OPWDD from reducing payments to providers to offset any federal funding they may have received from COVID-19 relief packages. The start date would be March 2020 if the Governor signs it.Reported to Finance Committee1/29/2024 (S)
S.8090 (Cleare)A.8549 (Rosenthal)Amends Gender Neutral Website LawChanges Chapter 140 of the Laws of 2023. Explains that only Website content created or changed after the effective date of the bill will need gender neutral terminology. The law started January 26, 2024.Signed into Law by Governor Hochul - Chapter 21 of the Laws of 20241/26/2024 (G)

 

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