SB 372

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   372

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation to establishing a crisis inter-
  vention team program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  mental  hygiene  law  is amended by adding three new
sections 7.49, 7.51 and 7.53  to read as follows:
 7.49 CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  CRISIS  INTERVENTION  DEMON-
STRATION  PROGRAM IN ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN  RESPONDING  TO
CRISIS SITUATIONS INVOLVING PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR SUBSTANCE
ABUSE PROBLEMS.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE OFFICE THE POSITION OF
CRISIS  INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR WHO WILL SERVE AT
THE PLEASURE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND WHO  SHALL  WORK  WITH  THE  POLICE
DEPARTMENT  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
IN THE STATE THAT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE TO  COORDINATE  THE  PROVISION  OF
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING TO ITS FIRST RESPONDERS AS A PART OF A
SPECIALIZED  RESPONSE  TEAM OR AS PART OF THE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPON-
DERS.
  (C) THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR SHALL:
  (I) WORK WITH COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS,  COORDINATE  ACTIV-
ITIES  AND  PROMOTE  COOPERATION  AND  COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OFFICE,
OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGEN-
CIES, DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PEOPLE WITH PSYCHIATRIC OR  OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04283-01-9

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DISABILITIES  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES  TO  PROVIDE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING;
  (II)  PROVIDE  COORDINATION  ACTIVITIES AND FUNDING SUPPORT FOR CRISIS
INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING;
  (III) PROVIDE SUPPORT, TRAINING AND COMMUNITY COORDINATION  TO  ENSURE
THAT  MENTAL  HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE COMMUNITY PROVIDE ALTERNA-
TIVES TO INCARCERATION;
  (IV) THROUGH FEDERAL  AND  PRIVATE  GRANTS,  GIFTS  OR  CONTRIBUTIONS,
PROVIDE  FUNDING TO SUPPORT TRAINING AND COMMUNITY COORDINATION COSTS AS
NECESSARY. ALL MONEYS SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-EIGHT-D OF THE STATE FINANCE
LAW;
  (V) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CRISIS  INTERVENTION  ADVISORY  COMMITTEE
ESTABLISHED  BY THIS ARTICLE, DISTRIBUTE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAIN-
ING FUND MONEYS AS NEEDED FOR SUPPORT, TRAINING  AND  COMMUNITY  COORDI-
NATION COSTS; AND
  (VI)  SUBMIT  A  REPORT  TO  THE  GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE, SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND  THE  CRISIS  INTERVENTION  ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH OF EACH YEAR THAT CONTAINS THE
FOLLOWING:
  (A) A REVIEW OF ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT HAVE PROVIDED CRISIS
INTERVENTION  TEAM TRAINING TO THEIR OFFICERS AND THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS
THAT HAVE COMPLETED THE TRAINING;
  (B) A LIST OF COMMUNITIES IN THIS  STATE  THAT  HAVE  IMPLEMENTED  THE
CRISIS  INTERVENTION  TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM THROUGH TRAINING AND COORDI-
NATION, INCLUDING THE LENGTH OF IMPLEMENTATION AND CURRENT STATUS OF THE
PROGRAM;
  (C) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE  COMMUNITY  BASED  PARTNER-
SHIPS THAT SUPPORT CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM RESPONSES;
  (D)  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC
SAFETY AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM RESPONSES; AND
  (E) A REVIEW OF ALL FUNDING RESOURCES  THAT  THE  CRISIS  INTERVENTION
TEAM  TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR HAS APPLIED FOR TO INCREASE AVAILABLE
FUNDING, INCLUDING THE STATUS OF ALL FUNDING REQUESTS AND THE  TOTAL  OF
MONEYS RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE.
  (D) THE CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL END FIVE YEARS
AFTER ITS ENACTMENT DATE.
 7.51 CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  (A)  THERE  IS  HEREBY ESTABLISHED A CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION
PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  (B) THE COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF:
  (1) THE COMMISSIONER, WHO SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE  COMMITTEE
AND WHO IS A NONVOTING MEMBER;
  (2)  THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WHO IS
A NONVOTING MEMBER;
  (3) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER  WHO  IS  A  CONSUMER  OF
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES;
  (4) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO IS AN IMMEDIATE FAMI-
LY MEMBER OF A CONSUMER OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES;
  (5)  ONE  MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO REPRESENTS A STATE-
WIDE ADVOCACY AGENCY THAT SERVES PERSONS WITH  MENTAL  DISABILITIES  AND
THEIR FAMILIES;
  (6)  ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO IS A PSYCHIATRIST OR
PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSED IN THE STATE;
  (7) ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  ALCOHOLISM  AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES;

S. 372                              3

  (8)  ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  ALCOHOLISM AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES WHO REPRESENTS A  STATEWIDE  BEHAVIOR  ADVOCACY
GROUP, AGENCY OR ASSOCIATION;
  (9)  ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE
WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WHO IS EITHER A FAMILY MEMBER OR GUARDI-
AN OF A PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY;
  (10) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE
WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WHO IS A  PERSON  WITH  A  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITY;
  (11) ONE MEMBER RECOMMENDED BY THE NEW YORK CITY PEACE OFFICER BENEVO-
LENT ASSOCIATION WHO IS A CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICER;
  (12)  ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SERVICES WHO IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; AND
  (13) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF  NEW
YORK WHO REPRESENTS LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  (C) THE COMMITTEE SHALL:
  (1)  MEET AT LEAST TWO TIMES IN EACH FULL CALENDAR YEAR. THE COMMITTEE
SHALL MEET AT THE REQUEST OF ITS CHAIRPERSON; AND
  (2) REVIEW THE REPORT REQUIRED BY SECTION 7.49  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  AND
BASED  ON THAT REPORT MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE OFFICE, THE OFFICE FOR
PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, THE  OFFICE  OF  ALCOHOLISM  AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, THE
POLICE  DEPARTMENT  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  (D) COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHALL NOT BE COMPENSATED BUT  ARE  ELIGIBLE  FOR
REIMBURSEMENT OF REASONABLE EXPENSES.
 7.53 CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND GRANT PROGRAM.
  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND GRANT PROGRAM WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED  TO,
PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT WHEN NECESSARY AND AS AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING
AND  COMMUNITY COORDINATION COSTS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW YORK
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AS
REQUESTED.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF
UP TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE STATE FISCAL YEAR TWO THOUSAND  TWEN-
TY--TWENTY-ONE APPROPRIATIONS.
    2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 98-d to
read as follows:
   98-D. CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND.   1. THERE  IS  HEREBY
ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  A  FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND".
  2. THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  ALL
MONEYS  RECEIVED  FROM  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE GRANTS, GIFTS,
CONTRIBUTIONS AND DEVISES.
  3. ANY CONTRACTORS THAT RECEIVE MONEYS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  SHALL
SUBMIT  QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH REGARDING
THE USE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DISTRIBUTED MONEYS. THE COMMISSIONER OF
MENTAL HEALTH SHALL INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE FUND ANALYSIS IN THE ANNUAL
REPORT REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7.49 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.
   3. The general municipal law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
204-g to read as follows:
    204-G.  CRISIS  INTERVENTION TEAMS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SERVICES, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONERS  OF  MENTAL
HEALTH, THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND ALCO-
HOLISM  AND  SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL, FOR ALL LOCAL POLICE OFFI-

S. 372                              4

CERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS OF A  CITY  HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION OR MORE AND ANY OTHER ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT CHOOSES TO PARTIC-
IPATE:
  (A)  ESTABLISH  CRITERIA  FOR  THE  DEVELOPMENT OF CRISIS INTERVENTION
TEAMS; AND
  (B) ESTABLISH, AND IMPLEMENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS, A  TRAINING  PROGRAM
FOR  ALL CURRENT AND NEW EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE  CURRICULUM  SHALL  INCLUDE  A
MINIMUM OF FORTY HOURS OF MANDATORY TRAINING IN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
  2. THE GOALS OF THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM PROGRAM SHALL BE TO:
  (A) PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE BY SPECIFICALLY TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS;
  (B)  REDUCE  THE  AMOUNT  OF TIME POLICE OFFICERS SPEND OUT OF SERVICE
AWAITING ASSESSMENT AND DISPOSITION;
  (C) AFFORD PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS
A SENSE OF DIGNITY IN CRISIS SITUATIONS;
  (D) REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION;
  (E)  IDENTIFY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS  WITH  MENTAL  ILLNESS  AND/OR
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS AND REFER THEM TO APPROPRIATE CARE;
  (F)  DECREASE  THE USE OF ARREST AND DETENTION OF PERSONS EXPERIENCING
MENTAL HEALTH AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISES BY PROVIDING  BETTER  ACCESS
TO TIMELY TREATMENT;
  (G)  PROVIDE  THERAPEUTIC  LOCATIONS OR PROTOCOL FOR OFFICERS TO BRING
INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS FOR ASSESSMENT THAT IS NOT A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OR
JAIL FACILITY; AND
  (H)  DECREASE  INJURIES  TO  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICERS  DURING CRISIS
EVENTS.
  3. OTHER STATE AGENCIES SHALL PROVIDE COOPERATION  AND  ASSISTANCE  TO
THE PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN THE EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES.
    4.  Section  19.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a
new subdivision (m) to read as follows:
  (M) THE OFFICE SHALL, IN COLLABORATION WITH LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AND  THE
OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH,  ESTABLISH  CRITERIA  FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS THAT SHALL INCLUDE ASSESSMENT  OF  THE  EFFEC-
TIVENESS OF THE PLAN FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, TRAINING AND THERAPEUTIC
RESPONSE  ALTERNATIVES  AND  A  DETERMINATION OF WHETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS HAVE EFFECTIVE AGREEMENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND
ALL OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS.
   5. This act shall take effect immediately.

SB 372

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   372

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance  law  and  the
  general  municipal  law,  in  relation to establishing a crisis inter-
  vention team program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  mental  hygiene  law  is amended by adding three new
sections 7.49, 7.51 and 7.53  to read as follows:
 7.49 CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  CRISIS  INTERVENTION  DEMON-
STRATION  PROGRAM IN ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN  RESPONDING  TO
CRISIS SITUATIONS INVOLVING PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR SUBSTANCE
ABUSE PROBLEMS.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE OFFICE THE POSITION OF
CRISIS  INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR WHO WILL SERVE AT
THE PLEASURE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND WHO  SHALL  WORK  WITH  THE  POLICE
DEPARTMENT  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
IN THE STATE THAT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE TO  COORDINATE  THE  PROVISION  OF
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING TO ITS FIRST RESPONDERS AS A PART OF A
SPECIALIZED  RESPONSE  TEAM OR AS PART OF THE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPON-
DERS.
  (C) THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR SHALL:
  (I) WORK WITH COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS,  COORDINATE  ACTIV-
ITIES  AND  PROMOTE  COOPERATION  AND  COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OFFICE,
OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGEN-
CIES, DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PEOPLE WITH PSYCHIATRIC OR  OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04283-01-9

S. 372                              2

DISABILITIES  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES  TO  PROVIDE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING;
  (II)  PROVIDE  COORDINATION  ACTIVITIES AND FUNDING SUPPORT FOR CRISIS
INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING;
  (III) PROVIDE SUPPORT, TRAINING AND COMMUNITY COORDINATION  TO  ENSURE
THAT  MENTAL  HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE COMMUNITY PROVIDE ALTERNA-
TIVES TO INCARCERATION;
  (IV) THROUGH FEDERAL  AND  PRIVATE  GRANTS,  GIFTS  OR  CONTRIBUTIONS,
PROVIDE  FUNDING TO SUPPORT TRAINING AND COMMUNITY COORDINATION COSTS AS
NECESSARY. ALL MONEYS SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-EIGHT-D OF THE STATE FINANCE
LAW;
  (V) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CRISIS  INTERVENTION  ADVISORY  COMMITTEE
ESTABLISHED  BY THIS ARTICLE, DISTRIBUTE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAIN-
ING FUND MONEYS AS NEEDED FOR SUPPORT, TRAINING  AND  COMMUNITY  COORDI-
NATION COSTS; AND
  (VI)  SUBMIT  A  REPORT  TO  THE  GOVERNOR, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE, SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND  THE  CRISIS  INTERVENTION  ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH OF EACH YEAR THAT CONTAINS THE
FOLLOWING:
  (A) A REVIEW OF ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT HAVE PROVIDED CRISIS
INTERVENTION  TEAM TRAINING TO THEIR OFFICERS AND THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS
THAT HAVE COMPLETED THE TRAINING;
  (B) A LIST OF COMMUNITIES IN THIS  STATE  THAT  HAVE  IMPLEMENTED  THE
CRISIS  INTERVENTION  TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM THROUGH TRAINING AND COORDI-
NATION, INCLUDING THE LENGTH OF IMPLEMENTATION AND CURRENT STATUS OF THE
PROGRAM;
  (C) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE  COMMUNITY  BASED  PARTNER-
SHIPS THAT SUPPORT CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM RESPONSES;
  (D)  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC
SAFETY AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM RESPONSES; AND
  (E) A REVIEW OF ALL FUNDING RESOURCES  THAT  THE  CRISIS  INTERVENTION
TEAM  TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR HAS APPLIED FOR TO INCREASE AVAILABLE
FUNDING, INCLUDING THE STATUS OF ALL FUNDING REQUESTS AND THE  TOTAL  OF
MONEYS RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE.
  (D) THE CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL END FIVE YEARS
AFTER ITS ENACTMENT DATE.
 7.51 CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  (A)  THERE  IS  HEREBY ESTABLISHED A CRISIS INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION
PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  (B) THE COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF:
  (1) THE COMMISSIONER, WHO SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE  COMMITTEE
AND WHO IS A NONVOTING MEMBER;
  (2)  THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WHO IS
A NONVOTING MEMBER;
  (3) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER  WHO  IS  A  CONSUMER  OF
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES;
  (4) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO IS AN IMMEDIATE FAMI-
LY MEMBER OF A CONSUMER OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES;
  (5)  ONE  MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO REPRESENTS A STATE-
WIDE ADVOCACY AGENCY THAT SERVES PERSONS WITH  MENTAL  DISABILITIES  AND
THEIR FAMILIES;
  (6)  ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER WHO IS A PSYCHIATRIST OR
PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSED IN THE STATE;
  (7) ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  ALCOHOLISM  AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES;

S. 372                              3

  (8)  ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  ALCOHOLISM AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES WHO REPRESENTS A  STATEWIDE  BEHAVIOR  ADVOCACY
GROUP, AGENCY OR ASSOCIATION;
  (9)  ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE
WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WHO IS EITHER A FAMILY MEMBER OR GUARDI-
AN OF A PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY;
  (10) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE
WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WHO IS A  PERSON  WITH  A  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITY;
  (11) ONE MEMBER RECOMMENDED BY THE NEW YORK CITY PEACE OFFICER BENEVO-
LENT ASSOCIATION WHO IS A CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICER;
  (12)  ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SERVICES WHO IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; AND
  (13) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF  NEW
YORK WHO REPRESENTS LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  (C) THE COMMITTEE SHALL:
  (1)  MEET AT LEAST TWO TIMES IN EACH FULL CALENDAR YEAR. THE COMMITTEE
SHALL MEET AT THE REQUEST OF ITS CHAIRPERSON; AND
  (2) REVIEW THE REPORT REQUIRED BY SECTION 7.49  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  AND
BASED  ON THAT REPORT MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE OFFICE, THE OFFICE FOR
PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, THE  OFFICE  OF  ALCOHOLISM  AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, THE
POLICE  DEPARTMENT  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  (D) COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHALL NOT BE COMPENSATED BUT  ARE  ELIGIBLE  FOR
REIMBURSEMENT OF REASONABLE EXPENSES.
 7.53 CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND GRANT PROGRAM.
  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND GRANT PROGRAM WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED  TO,
PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT WHEN NECESSARY AND AS AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING
AND  COMMUNITY COORDINATION COSTS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW YORK
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AS
REQUESTED.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF
UP TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE STATE FISCAL YEAR TWO THOUSAND  TWEN-
TY--TWENTY-ONE APPROPRIATIONS.
    2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 98-d to
read as follows:
   98-D. CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND.   1. THERE  IS  HEREBY
ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  A  FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
TRAINING FUND".
  2. THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  ALL
MONEYS  RECEIVED  FROM  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE GRANTS, GIFTS,
CONTRIBUTIONS AND DEVISES.
  3. ANY CONTRACTORS THAT RECEIVE MONEYS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  SHALL
SUBMIT  QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH REGARDING
THE USE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DISTRIBUTED MONEYS. THE COMMISSIONER OF
MENTAL HEALTH SHALL INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE FUND ANALYSIS IN THE ANNUAL
REPORT REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7.49 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.
   3. The general municipal law is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
204-g to read as follows:
    204-G.  CRISIS  INTERVENTION TEAMS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SERVICES, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONERS  OF  MENTAL
HEALTH, THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND ALCO-
HOLISM  AND  SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL, FOR ALL LOCAL POLICE OFFI-

S. 372                              4

CERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS OF A  CITY  HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION OR MORE AND ANY OTHER ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT CHOOSES TO PARTIC-
IPATE:
  (A)  ESTABLISH  CRITERIA  FOR  THE  DEVELOPMENT OF CRISIS INTERVENTION
TEAMS; AND
  (B) ESTABLISH, AND IMPLEMENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS, A  TRAINING  PROGRAM
FOR  ALL CURRENT AND NEW EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE  CURRICULUM  SHALL  INCLUDE  A
MINIMUM OF FORTY HOURS OF MANDATORY TRAINING IN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
  2. THE GOALS OF THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM PROGRAM SHALL BE TO:
  (A) PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE BY SPECIFICALLY TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS;
  (B)  REDUCE  THE  AMOUNT  OF TIME POLICE OFFICERS SPEND OUT OF SERVICE
AWAITING ASSESSMENT AND DISPOSITION;
  (C) AFFORD PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS
A SENSE OF DIGNITY IN CRISIS SITUATIONS;
  (D) REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION;
  (E)  IDENTIFY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS  WITH  MENTAL  ILLNESS  AND/OR
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS AND REFER THEM TO APPROPRIATE CARE;
  (F)  DECREASE  THE USE OF ARREST AND DETENTION OF PERSONS EXPERIENCING
MENTAL HEALTH AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISES BY PROVIDING  BETTER  ACCESS
TO TIMELY TREATMENT;
  (G)  PROVIDE  THERAPEUTIC  LOCATIONS OR PROTOCOL FOR OFFICERS TO BRING
INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS FOR ASSESSMENT THAT IS NOT A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OR
JAIL FACILITY; AND
  (H)  DECREASE  INJURIES  TO  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICERS  DURING CRISIS
EVENTS.
  3. OTHER STATE AGENCIES SHALL PROVIDE COOPERATION  AND  ASSISTANCE  TO
THE PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN THE EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES.
    4.  Section  19.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a
new subdivision (m) to read as follows:
  (M) THE OFFICE SHALL, IN COLLABORATION WITH LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AND  THE
OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH,  ESTABLISH  CRITERIA  FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS THAT SHALL INCLUDE ASSESSMENT  OF  THE  EFFEC-
TIVENESS OF THE PLAN FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, TRAINING AND THERAPEUTIC
RESPONSE  ALTERNATIVES  AND  A  DETERMINATION OF WHETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS HAVE EFFECTIVE AGREEMENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND
ALL OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS.
   5. This act shall take effect immediately.