senate Bill S148

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires establishment of model community programs

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1058
May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Feb 12, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S148
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2014 - Aging committee Vote

S148
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: May 20, 2014

aye wr (2)

Feb 12, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S148
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2013

aye wr (2)

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S148 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1860
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง203-a, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1702, S1898, A9071
2009-2010: A11305

S148 - Summary

Requires establishment of model community programs, including a model telephone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders.

S148 - Sponsor Memo

S148 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   148

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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 requiring establishment of
  model community programs for local agencies, including a  model  tele-
  phone reassurance program and a model visiting program for elders

  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  203-a  to
read as follows:
  S  203-A. MODEL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOP-
MENT OF ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS  THAT  PROMOTE  AGING  WITH  DIGNITY  IN
COMMUNITIES,  THE  OFFICE  SHALL  DEVELOP MODEL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TO BE
DISTRIBUTED UPON REQUEST TO LOCAL AREA AGENCIES ON AGING  AND  COMMUNITY
BASED  ORGANIZATIONS.  SUCH  MODEL  COMMUNITY PROGRAMS SHALL INCLUDE THE
FOLLOWING:
  1. A MODEL TELEPHONE REASSURANCE PROGRAM SHALL BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE
FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) PHONE CALLS BY THE ORGANIZATION MAINTAINING THE PROGRAM TO PARTIC-
IPATING SENIORS AT AN AGREED UPON TIME EACH DAY;
  (B) A SECONDARY CONTACT, WHERE APPLICABLE,  TO  BE  CONTACTED  IF  THE
SENIOR DOES NOT ANSWER THE INITIAL CALL AND BEFORE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
ARE CONTACTED;
  (C)  COORDINATION  WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE
RESPONSE IN THE EVENT THE SENIOR CANNOT BE CONTACTED;
  (D) ADVANCE CONSENT TO ACCESS TO THE HOME BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  TO
DETERMINE  THE STATUS OF THE SENIOR IF CONTACT WITH THE SENIOR COULD NOT
BE MADE; AND
  (E) INCREASED COORDINATION BETWEEN THE SENIORS UTILIZING  THE  PROGRAM
AND  PROGRAM  OPERATORS TO REDUCE INCIDENTS RESULTING IN UNNECESSARY LAW
ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE.

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

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