senate Bill S1557

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 06, 2010 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 25, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to aging
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2009 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2009 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2009 1st report cal.536
Feb 09, 2009 reported and committed to finance
Feb 03, 2009 referred to aging

Votes

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Jan 25, 2010 - Aging committee Vote

S1557
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2010

aye wr (2)

Feb 9, 2009 - Aging committee Vote

S1557
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1840
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S270, A266, A9073
2013-2014: S865, A1961
2015-2016: S358, A5344
2017-2018: S507, S7222, A10575
2019-2020: S5359, A993
2021-2022: S5596, A736

S1557 (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.

S1557 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1557

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DIAZ, ADAMS, DUANE, HUNTLEY, MONTGOMERY, PARKER --
  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 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.
  (B) "CHILD" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF  AGE  OR
YOUNGER.
  3.  THE  GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT
LIMITED TO:

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

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