senate Bill S110

Amended

Establishes a senior housing task force

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 22 / Feb / 2011
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 110A

Summary

Establishes a senior housing task force for the purposes of conducting a state-wide assessment of senior housing needs taking into consideration the various geographical areas and different needs of the seniors in those areas and resources available in those different areas.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A194
Versions:
S110
S110A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง203-a, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2208B, A3790B
2007-2008: S8670, A10474

Votes

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Nay
5
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absent
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BILL NUMBER:S110

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a senior housing
task force

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To establish a body to analyze senior housing options and develop a
strategy to improve housing options for senior citizens as they age.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 203-a.
Establishes the senior housing task force. Provides that such task
force shall be comprised of seventeen members and shall include one
representative each from the office for the aging, the division of
housing and community renewal, the department of health, the office
of mental health, the department of economic development, the empire
state development corporation, the office for people with
developmental disabilities, the division of protective services for
adults of the office of children and family services, and the New York
city department for the aging. The remaining eight members shall be
appointed in the following manner: three by the governor at the
recommendation of the speaker of the assembly; three by the governor
at the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate; one
by the governor upon the recommendation of the minority leader of the
assembly and one by the governor upon the recommendation of the
minority leader of the senate.

Section 2 Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:

None

JUSTIFICATION:

One of the most pressing needs of seniors in our state is housing.
According to a recent study by the American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP), most seniors would like to age in their
own home. Unfortunately, many of our seniors cannot appropriately age
in their current residence because there may be too many stairs, a
lack of wheelchair accessibility, or too great of a distance to their
family and caregivers. As a result of this, many seniors have no
other option to but to enter an elder care facility, including but
not limited to, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and
independent living facilities.

In order to appropriately plan for these circumstances, this
legislation creates the senior housing task force to analyze the
issue of senior housing. The task force will consist of
representatives from nine agencies as well representatives to be


appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Senate and
Assembly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2010: S.2208B - Passed Senate/A.3790B - Referred to Aging

2009: S.2208 Advanced to Third Reading/A.3790 - Referred to Aging

2007-2008: S.8670/A.10474- Passed Both Houses - Veto
99; Tabled

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the 90th day after it shall have become
law.

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

                                   110

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in  relation  to  establishing  a  senior
  housing task force

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section  203-a  to
read as follows:
  S  203-A.  SENIOR  HOUSING  TASK FORCE. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
WITHIN THE OFFICE A SENIOR HOUSING TASK FORCE WHICH SHALL MEET AT  LEAST
FOUR TIMES IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF THE STATE.  THE TASK FORCE
SHALL  CONSIST  OF  SEVENTEEN  MEMBERS AND SHALL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES
FROM THE FOLLOWING STATE AGENCIES: THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING,  THE  DIVI-
SION  OF  HOUSING  AND  COMMUNITY RENEWAL, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE
OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT  OF  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT,  THE
EMPIRE  STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVEL-
OPMENTAL DISABILITIES, THE DIVISION OF PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOR ADULTS OF
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILY  SERVICES,  AND  THE  NEW  YORK  CITY
DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING. OF THE EIGHT REMAINING MEMBERS, THREE SHALL BE
APPOINTED  BY  THE  GOVERNOR AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE
ASSEMBLY, THREE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR AT THE RECOMMENDATION
OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ONE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY  THE
GOVERNOR  AT  THE  RECOMMENDATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY
AND ONE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF  THE
MINORITY  LEADER  OF THE SENATE, AND SHALL BROADLY REPRESENT HOUSING AND
SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS FROM ALL GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF THE  STATE  INCLUDING
SERVICE  PROVIDERS,  ASSOCIATIONS, ADVOCATES, PROPRIETORS, AND CONSUMERS
OF FOR-PROFIT AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT SENIOR HOUSING  OPTIONS  INCLUDING  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO: ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, ADULT HOMES, SKILLED NURSING
FACILITIES,  INDEPENDENT  LIVING FACILITIES, NATURALLY OCCURRING RETIRE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01861-01-1

S. 110                              2

MENT COMMUNITIES, NEIGHBORHOOD NATURALLY OCCURRING  RETIREMENT  COMMUNI-
TIES, AND CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES.  MEMBERS SHALL RECEIVE
NO  COMPENSATION  FOR  THEIR SERVICES BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR TRAVEL
AND  OTHER EXPENSES ACTUALLY AND NECESSARILY INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE
OF THEIR DUTIES. THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE CO-CHAIRED BY THE  DIRECTOR  OF
THE OFFICE AND THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
RENEWAL.  THE  TASK  FORCE  IS  RESPONSIBLE  FOR CONDUCTING A STATE-WIDE
ASSESSMENT OF SENIOR HOUSING NEEDS TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE VARIOUS
GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS AND DIFFERENT NEEDS OF THE SENIORS IN THOSE AREAS AND
RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THOSE DIFFERENT AREAS  AND  PROJECT  THOSE  NEEDS
OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS; OTHER FACTORS WHICH SHALL BE TAKEN INTO CONSID-
ERATION  ARE:  HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF SENIORS, THE LONG TERM CARE NEEDS OF
SENIORS, FINANCIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SENIORS, OR NEEDED BY SENIORS,
AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF SENIORS.  THE  ASSESSMENT  SHALL  INCLUDE  A
REVIEW  OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES SUCCESSFULLY BEING IMPLEMENTED IN OTHER
STATES AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR  IMPLEMENTATION  IN  THIS  STATE.    SUCH
ASSESSMENT SHALL ALSO DEVELOP A VIABLE PLAN FOR PROVIDING QUALITY SENIOR
HOUSING  TO  MEET THE PROJECTED NEEDS OF SENIORS WITH ACTIONS, STEPS AND
TIME FRAMES.
  2. THE TASK FORCE SHALL ISSUE A REPORT BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND
THIRTEEN  OUTLINING ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDING THE STATE
PLAN WITH TIME FRAMES. THE REPORT SHALL BE DELIVERED  TO  THE  GOVERNOR,
THE  SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE
CHAIRPERSONS OF THE AGING, HEALTH AND HOUSING COMMITTEES IN  THE  ASSEM-
BLY,   AND   THE   CHAIRPERSONS   OF  THE  AGING,  HEALTH  AND  HOUSING,
CONSTRUCTION, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES IN THE SENATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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