Legislation

    Throughout the state legislative session, hundreds of bills are introduced that could impact New York Alliance members. A report containing proposed legislation that is relevant to New York Alliance members is regularly compiled, reviewed and updated by our expert government relations team.

    The report includes:

    • Bill number, sponsor's name and whether the bill has co-sponsors (MS);

    • Whether the bill has a companion or "same as" bill in the other house;

    • A brief summary of the bill; and a record of recent activity on the bill. 

    The review of the bills delineate into three levels; a bill's potential impact on New York Alliance members, the degree of legislative support for a bill, and the likelihood of a bill's passage or defeat are among the considerations made when determining the bill's level of importance. As a bill's status changes during session, the bill may move from one level to another.

    New York Alliance's Executive Team along with key members work to formulate legislative platforms and messages for our state leaders and national leaders.

    Additionally, New York Alliance interfaces with Legislators, their key staff, state agency commissioners, central program and fiscal staff, the Division of the Budget and the Governor’s office on all legislative, budget, policy and programmatic priorities.

    Learn more about current bills and resolutions.

    NY Alliance Memos on Legislation

    2019

    December 9, 2019: Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities (S.1674) - An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of the advocate for people with disabilities.

    April 30, 2019: Housing Navigation Services (S.4014 & A.2164) - Amending the mental hygiene law and the social services law, in relation to housing navigation services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    April 26, 2019: Office of the Independent Intellectual and Developmental Disability Ombudsman Program (S.7716 & A.7728) - Amending the mental hygiene law to establish the office of the independent intellectual and developmental disability ombudsman program for the purpose of assisting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to ensure that they receive coverage from managed care organizations.

    February 22, 2019: Credentialing Pilot Program for DSPs (S.3757 & A.2077) - Amending the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals.

    2018

    August 17, 2018: Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board (A.7976) - Amending the mental hygiene law, in relation to directing the autism spectrum disorders advisory board to identify strategies and methods to improve outreach to minority groups.

    June 5, 2018: Medicaid Eligibility (A.10707) - Amending the social services law, in relation to making care and services provided by licensed mental health practitioners eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.

    June 4, 2018: Bonding (A.10674) - Amending the public authorities law, in relation to the construction and financing of facilities by the dormitory authority of the New York Alliance.

    May 31, 2018: Transportation (S.8592 and A.10708)- Amending the mental hygiene law, in relation to transportation of patients.

    May 31, 2018: COLA (S.8184.A and A.10712)- Amending part C of chapter 57 of the laws of 2006, relating to establishing a cost of living adjustment for designated human services programs.

    May 30, 2018: Credentialing Pilot Program (A.10785) - Amending the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals.

    May 30, 2018: Housing Navigation Services (A.10732) - Amending the mental hygiene law and the social services law, in relation to housing navigating services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.