assembly Bill A1840

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes the establishment of a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers

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Feb 23, 2010 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2010 referred to aging
Jun 02, 2009 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 12, 2009 referred to aging

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A1840 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1557
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A266, A9073, S270
2013-2014: A1961, S865
2015-2016: A5344, S358
2017-2018: A10575, S507, S7222
2019-2020: A993, S5359
2021-2022: A736, S5596

A1840 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers who are providing primary care for children aged 18 and under either formally or informally to provide technical assistance, counseling and other resources.

A1840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1840

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, FIELDS, SCHROEDER, CARROZ-
  ZA,  ZEBROWSKI, J. RIVERA, EDDINGTON, GREENE, PHEFFER, BROOK-KRASNY --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M.   of A. ALFANO,  BACALLES,  BRENNAN,  COLTON,
  DIAZ,  FARRELL,  GALEF,  HOOPER, JAFFEE, JOHN, MAISEL, PAULIN, REILLY,
  SPANO, SWEENEY, TITONE, WALKER  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Aging

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  elder law, in relation to authorizing the state
  office for the aging to implement  a  caregiver  support  program  for
  grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for children

  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  224  to
read as follows:
  S 224. GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM. 1. THE DIRECTOR IS HERE-
BY  AUTHORIZED  AND DIRECTED, TO THE EXTENT APPROPRIATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
THEREFOR, TO DEVELOP  AND  ESTABLISH  A  GRANDPARENT  CAREGIVER  SUPPORT
PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES TO GRANDPARENTS OR
OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS WHO ARE PROVIDING PRIMARY CARE FOR
A CHILD.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "GRANDPARENT OR OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS" SHALL MEAN
A GRANDPARENT OR STEPGRANDPARENT OF A CHILD OR A RELATIVE OF A CHILD  BY
BLOOD OR MARRIAGE WHO:
  (I) IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND
  (II) LIVES WITH THE CHILD, AND
  (III)  PROVIDES  PRIMARY  CARE FOR THE CHILD BECAUSE THE BIOLOGICAL OR
ADOPTIVE PARENTS ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO SERVE AS THE  PRIMARY  CARE-
GIVER OF THE CHILD, AND
  (IV)  IS  THE  CUSTODIAN  OR  GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD, OR IS RAISING THE
CHILD INFORMALLY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03222-01-9