senate Bill S1237

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the Senior Center Council to provide a forum for the discussion of challenges facing senior centers

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S1237 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1130
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง216, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5781, A6750

S1237 - Summary

Establishes the Senior Center Council to provide a forum for the discussion of challenges facing senior centers.

S1237 - Sponsor Memo

S1237 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1237

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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  the  establishment  of  a
  senior center council

  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  216  to
read as follows:
  S  216. SENIOR CENTER COUNCIL. 1. DEFINITION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE  TERM  "COUNCIL"  SHALL  MEAN  THE  SENIOR  CENTER  COUNCIL
CONVENED BY THE DIRECTOR PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2.  MEMBERSHIP. THE SENIOR CENTER COUNCIL SHALL CONSIST OF TEN MEMBERS
APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE  CHAIR.  THESE  MEMBERS
SHALL  HAVE  EXPERIENCE  WITH  THE  OPERATION  OF SENIOR CENTERS AND THE
PROVISION OF SERVICES THEREIN. MEMBERS SHALL ALSO BE  BROADLY  REPRESEN-
TATIVE  OF  OLDER ADULT GROUPS AND ALL GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF THE STATE. AT
LEAST TWO OF THESE MEMBERS SHALL BE OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-TWO.
  3. COMPENSATION. MEMBERS OF THE  COUNCIL,  OTHER  THAN  THE  DIRECTOR,
SHALL  RECEIVE  NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES, BUT SHALL BE ALLOWED
THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR
DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  4. PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF THE COUNCIL SHALL BE TO (A) PROVIDE A FORUM
FOR DISCUSSION OF CHALLENGES FACING SENIOR CENTERS ACROSS THE STATE  AND
DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS;
  (B)  SUPPORT  SHARING OF INFORMATION REGARDING EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE
OPERATION OF SENIOR CENTERS IN DIFFERENT AREAS AROUND THE STATE;
  (C) ENCOURAGE THE SPREAD OF METHODS AND PROGRAMS  WITH  PROVEN  EFFEC-
TIVENESS;
  (D)  CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT FOR SENIOR CENTERS
ACROSS THE STATE; AND
  (E) OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW THE STATE CAN SUPPORT SENIOR CENTERS
AND LOWER BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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