senate Bill S1262

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the living wage adjustment of personal care services workers

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S1262 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §367-w, Soc Serv L; amd Part A §4, Chap 1 of 2002
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3001
2009-2010: S4986

S1262 - Summary

Relates to the living wage adjustment of personal care service workers; authorizes the commissioner to adjust personal care services medical assistance rates of payment for personal care service providers; provides for such adjustments to be subject to subsequent adjustment or reconciliation in accordance with the local living wage law or are located within a city with a population of over one million persons which has enacted a local living wage law that applies to such persons; defines local living wage law.

S1262 - Sponsor Memo

S1262 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1262

                       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 Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law and chapter 1  of  the  laws  of
  2002,  amending the public health law, the social services law and the
  tax law relating to the Health Care Reform Act of 2000, in relation to
  the living wage adjustment for personal care services workers

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
367-w to read as follows:
  S 367-W. PERSONAL CARE SERVICES WORKERS; LIVING WAGE ADJUSTMENT.    1.
THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL, SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL
FINANCIAL  PARTICIPATION,  ADJUST PERSONAL CARE SERVICES MEDICAL ASSIST-
ANCE RATES OF PAYMENT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS  TITLE  FOR  PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES PROVIDERS LOCATED IN LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS WHERE
SUCH  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICTS  ARE LOCATED WITHIN A COUNTY WHICH HAS
ENACTED A LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW THAT APPLIES TO  SUCH  SERVICES  OR  ARE
LOCATED WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION PERSONS
WHICH HAS ENACTED A LOCAL LIVING WAGE LAW THAT APPLIES TO SUCH SERVICES.
ADJUSTMENTS  SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE
OF THIS SECTION.
  2. ADJUSTMENTS TO RATES OF PAYMENT UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  ALLO-
CATED  BASED  ON  THE  DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RATE OF HOURLY PAYMENT FOR
PERSONAL CARE SERVICES WORKERS PRIOR TO AN ADJUSTMENT AND  THE  RATE  OF
HOURLY  PAYMENT  THAT  WOULD BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE LOCAL LIVING
WAGE LAW.
  3. ADJUSTMENTS UNDER THIS SECTION, UPON APPLICATION BY A LOCAL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT,  SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENT OR RECON-
CILIATION FOR PURPOSES OF MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE  WITH  A  LOCAL  LIVING
WAGE LAW.

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

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