senate Bill S2099

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the senior benefits card program to enable and encourage seniors to purchase healthy and appropriate foods at a discounted price

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Apr 30, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2013 referred to aging

Votes

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Apr 30, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S2099
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2013

aye wr (2)

S2099 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2436
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 5 ยงยง260 - 263, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2162, A3860
2009-2010: S2023, A1711

S2099 - Summary

Creates the senior benefits card program to enable and encourage seniors to purchase healthy and appropriate foods at a discounted price.

S2099 - Sponsor Memo

S2099 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2099

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 creating the senior  bene-
  fits card program

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and purpose.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  and declares that access to healthy foods and exercise can make a
significant difference in the quality and length of the life of seniors,
and that the voluntary program created by this act, with  the  education
and  outreach  program instituted by the state office for the aging also
required in this act, provides an  effective  means  of  enlisting  many
parts  of  the  society  of the state of New York in this effort, and of
incentivizing the kind of cultural change and support necessary to  make
the effort successful.
  The legislature further declares that the purposes of this program are
first,  to  provide  a  discount  card  to  seniors that will enable and
encourage them to purchase healthy and appropriate foods at a discounted
price, to dine for lower costs on healthy and appropriate foods, and  to
join  health  clubs  or  obtain  health and exercise services at special
rates; second, to enlist  voluntary  participation  in  the  program  by
restaurants,  markets,  and  other  food-sellers,  and  health clubs and
health and exercise services; third, to promulgate and widely  advertise
the  benefits  in  health  and longevity of a regime of healthy diet and
exercise for seniors; and fourth, to engage seniors, their families, and
friends, in a broad voluntary effort to extend the quality of  life  and
the longevity of seniors.
  The  legislature  further  declares  that an additional purpose of the
program shall be to create greater efficiency and effectiveness  in  the
management  of  senior  health  issues by including access to such other

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05893-01-3

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