Legislation

The Senate bill (S00840) to release the names, birthdates, and death dates of patients interred in psychiatric cemeteries in NYS 50 years after their death was referred to the Finance committee.

These members include: John A. DeFrancisco (Committee Chair) • John J. BonacicNeil D. Breslin John A. DeFranciscoRuben Diaz Martin Malavé Dilan Adriano EspaillatHugh T. Farley John J. Flanagan Patrick M. GallivanMartin J. Golden Joseph A. GriffoKemp Hannon Ruth Hassell-ThompsonTimothy M. KennedyLiz KruegerAndrew J. Lanza William J. Larkin Jr. Kenneth P. LaValle Betty LittleCarl L. Marcellino Jack M. Martins Velmanette MontgomeryMichael F. Nozzolio Thomas F. O'Mara Kevin S. ParkerJosé PeraltaBill Perkins Michael H. RanzenhoferPatty Ritchie Gustavo Rivera Joseph E. Robach Diane J. Savino James L. Seward Daniel L. Squadron Toby Ann Stavisky David J. ValeskyCatharine Young

The Assembly bill ( A06386 )to release the names , birthdates, and death dates of patients interred in psychiatric cemeteries in NYS 50 years after their death was referred to the Mental Health Committee.

These members include: Aileen M. Gunther (Committee Chair) • Didi BarrettJane L. CorwinMichael CusickPhillip GoldfederEllen JaffeeKimberly Jean-Pierre Steve KatzBarbara LiftonGullermo LinaresJohn T. McDonald, IIIBill NojayRobert J. Rodriguez

You can help us encourage the members of these committees in the next session by clicking on their name and emailing them or writing to them to ask them to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Thank you for anything you can do to help make this bill a law.

Seneca County Support Resolution
Suspension of Rules

Government Operations - Mr. Westfall

Supervisors Support Amendment To Mental Hygiene Law

Whereas, the goal of the Willard Cemetery Memorial Project is to memoralize those individuals who are buried in the cemetery of the former state hospital; and

Whereas, Bill S60508/A10636 is seeking an amendment to the Mental Hygiene Law to release the names, date of birth and death of the interred persons so that they can be identified and honored appropriately; and

Whereas, the Givernment Operations Committee and the Board of Supervisors fully supported passage of this amendment at its committee meeting on August 28, 2012; now, therefore be it

Resolved that the Seneca County Board of Supervisors does hereby urge the New York State Legislature to adopt the amendment proposed by Bill S60508/A10636 of the Mental Health Law.