senate Bill S270

2011-2012 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Apr 04, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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Apr 4, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S270
7
3
committee
7
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2011

aye wr (2)

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S270 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9073
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1557, A1840

S270 - 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.

S270 - Sponsor Memo

S270 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   270

                       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  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.

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