|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 12, 2014||
referred to aging
delivered to assembly
|Mar 27, 2014||
advanced to third reading
|Mar 26, 2014||
2nd report cal.
|Mar 25, 2014||
1st report cal.344
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 22, 2013||
referred to aging
delivered to assembly
|May 21, 2013||
ordered to third reading cal.719
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||
referred to aging
senate Bill S1862
Establishes a veterans' gerontological advisory committee
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
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- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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May 12, 2014 - floor VoteS1862590floor59Aye0Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 12, 2014aye (59)
Mar 25, 2014 - Aging committee VoteS1862100committee10Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
May 22, 2013 - floor VoteS1862610floor61Aye0Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 22, 2013aye (61)
May 21, 2013 - Aging committee VoteS1862110committee11Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
May 21, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS1862230committee23Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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S1862 - Bill Details
S1862 - Bill Texts
Establishes a veterans' gerontological advisory committee.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establish-
ing a veterans' gerontological advisory committee
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes a Veterans Gerontological
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: The elder law is amended by
adding a new section 224 which states that a Veterans Gerontological
Advisory Committee is established in the Office of the Aging, consisting
of no more than nineteen members, who shall serve six-year terms without
remuneration. At least sixty-percent of the members of the committee
shall be age sixty or older.
At least ten of the members shall be veterans, two of whom shall be
appointed by the governor, three of whom shall be appointed by the
speaker of the assembly, three of whom shall be appointed by the Tempo-
rary President of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the
Minority Leader of the Assembly, and one of whom shall be appointed by
the Minority Leader of the Senate. Nine of the members shall be
appointed by the Director of the Office of the Aging, at least one of
whom shall be a physician in the field of primary care geriatric medi-
cine, at least one of whom shall be a researcher in the field of social
gerontology, at least one of whom shall be certified as a geriatric
nurse practitioner, at least one of whom shall be a clinical practition-
er of geriatric psychiatry, at least one of whom shall be a facility or
health care system veterans home based primary care program director, at
least one of whom shall be a caregiver in the field of veterans respite
care, at least one of whom shall be an expert in the field of elder care
planning and management from the New York State Veterans' home, at least
one of whom shall be an expert in the field of gerontological social
work who specializes in services for aging veterans, and at least one of
whom shall be an economist with a focus in the fields of aging, house-
hold saving, pensions, social security, taxation, and housing markets.
The committee shall meet at least once annually at times and places set
by the commissioner and provide advice, comments and recommendations to
advise the director on policies, programs, services and trends impacting
the state's aging veteran population and the larger context of veterans
health care systems, and such other matters as the director may request.
The director may ask other individuals to attend the committee's meet-
ings or work with it on an occasional or regular basis.
Membership on the committee shall not constitute the holding of an
office, and the committee shall not have the right to exercise any
portion of the sovereign powers of the state. No member of the committee
shall be disqualified from holding any public office or employment, nor
shall he or she forfeit any such office or employment, by reason of his
or her appointment.
Section 2: States the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: New York has the second highest veteran population in the
United States, and older veterans represent a population whose needs and
problems pervade multiple geriatrics and gerontology disciplines. This
legislation establishes a Veterans Gerontological Advisory Committee,
which will advise the Director of the Office of the Aging on policies,
programs, services and trends affecting New York's aging veteran popu-
At no cost to the taxpayers, the advisory committee will be able to
provide crucial recommendations aimed at improving the care and support
available to aging Veterans. The membership will be drawn from the ranks
of New York's finest experts on aging, seniors' and veterans' issues,
representing medical researchers, practitioners, academia, and veterans'
Their mission will be to share information and challenges associated
with caring for aging veterans, and their families, providing the Office
of the Aging with guidance on pressing concerns including caregiver
initiatives, alternative housing trends for Veterans, long term and
continuing care, health promotion and rehabilitation, departmental
research and dementia research. The committee can also play a role in
educating staff and the public on a wide range of issues affecting
veterans and seniors.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.7959/A.11306 - AGING/Rules
2011-2012 - S.3337/A.1128 - PASSED SENATE/Aging
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1862 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, LARKIN, ZELDIN -- 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 establishing a veterans' gerontological advisory committee 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. VETERANS' GERONTOLOGICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE A VETERANS' GERONTOLOGICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF NO MORE THAN NINETEEN MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION. MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM OF SIX YEARS AND MAY SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS ARE CHOSEN. MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT SALARY. ANY MEMBER CHOSEN TO FILL A VACANCY CREATED OTHERWISE THAN BY EXPIRATION OF TERM SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF THE MEMBER HE OR SHE IS TO SUCCEED. A CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR, AND THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE COMPRISED OF: (A) TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, BOTH OF WHOM SHALL BE VETERANS; (B) NINE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR, INCLUDING: (1) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A PHYSICIAN IN THE FIELD OF PRIMARY CARE GERIATRIC MEDICINE; (2) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A RESEARCHER IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY; (3) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE CERTIFIED AS A GERIATRIC NURSE PRAC- TITIONER; (4) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A CLINICAL PRACTITIONER OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04854-01-3 S. 1862 2 (5) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A FACILITY OR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM VETERANS' HOME-BASED PRIMARY CARE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AS DEFINED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS VETERANS' HEALTH ADMINIS- TRATION DIRECTIVE ELEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE; (6) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A CAREGIVER IN THE FIELD OF VETER- ANS' RESPITE CARE; (7) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF ELDERCARE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS' HOME ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW; (8) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF GERONTO- LOGICAL SOCIAL WORK WHO SPECIALIZES IN SERVICES FOR AGING VETERANS; AND (9) AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE AN ECONOMIST WITH A FOCUS IN THE FIELDS OF AGING, HOUSEHOLD SAVING, PENSIONS, SOCIAL SECURITY, TAXATION, AND HOUSING MARKETS; (C) THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE NOMINATION OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, EACH OF WHOM SHALL BE VETERANS; (D) THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE NOMINATION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, EACH OF WHOM SHALL BE VETERANS; (E) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE NOMINATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE WHO SHALL BE A VETERAN; AND (F) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE NOMINATION OF THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY WHO SHALL BE A VETERAN. 2. SIXTY PERCENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTED ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OVER. 3. THE COMMITTEE SHALL PROVIDE ADVICE, COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADVISE THE DIRECTOR ON POLICIES, PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND TRENDS IMPACTING THE STATE'S AGING VETERAN POPULATION AND THE LARGER CONTEXT OF VETERANS' HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS THE DIRECTOR MAY REQUEST IN RELATION TO THIS ARTICLE. 4. THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE ANNUALLY AT TIMES AND PLACES SET BY THE CHAIRPERSON. 5. THE DIRECTOR MAY ASK OTHER INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE COMMITTEE'S MEETINGS OR WORK WITH IT ON AN OCCASIONAL OR REGULAR BASIS. 6. MEMBERSHIP ON THE COMMITTEE SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE THE HOLDING OF AN OFFICE, AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AND FILE OATHS OF OFFICE BEFORE SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE SHALL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE ANY PORTION OF THE SOVEREIGN POWERS OF THE STATE. 7. NO MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT, NOR SHALL HE OR SHE FORFEIT ANY SUCH OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT, BY REASON OF HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT HEREUNDER, NOTWITH- STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR CITY CHARTER. 8. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING A WAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE BY ANY MEANS OTHER THAN BY DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE, OR WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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