|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|May 21, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S2163
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2163 - Details
S2163 - Summary
Expands supportive services to the elderly in naturally occurring retirement communities by enlarging target group through eliminating head of household requirement, and including more such communities by reducing the number of elderly needed to qualify.
S2163 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2163 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to expanding the coverage of the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program PURPOSE: To expand the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Supportive service Program (NORCS) to provide for more programs through- out the state and to expand the communities served by the program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Bill amends section 209 of the elder law to delete the limitation that a person be the head of a household to quali- fy as "elderly" pursuant to this section. Provides that a "naturally occurring retirement community" shall include housing where 45 percent of the occupants are elderly or where two hundred fifty of the residents are elderly. The bill further eliminates the requirement that the program apply to housing built specifically for the elderly. The bill also expands the criteria pursuant to which a grant shall be given to include the ability to work with the area agency on aging. The criteria for reporting has been changed. JUSTIFICATION: NORCs have been an extremely successful means of provid- ing services to the elderly and permitting those Persons served to remain in their home. This results in savings to government as the services that individuals receive in a NORC eliminate the need for indi- viduals to enter nursing homes or hospitals. The expansion of this
S2163 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2163 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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 expanding the coverage of the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 209 of the elder law, as amended by section 41 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2010, paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 as separately amended by chapter 348, paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 as separately amended by chapter 410 of the laws of 2010, and paragraph (k) of subdivision 4, subparagraph 6 of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5-a and subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 209. Naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program. 1. As used in this section: (a) "Advisory committee" or "committee" shall mean the advisory committee convened by the director for the purposes specified in this section. Such committee shall be broadly representative of housing and senior citizen groups, and all geographic areas of the state. (b) "Older adults" shall mean persons who are sixty years of age or older. (c) "Eligible applicant" shall mean a not-for-profit agency specializ- ing in housing, health or other human services which serves or would serve the community within which a naturally occurring retirement commu- nity is located. (d) "Eligible services" shall mean services including, but not limited to: case management, care coordination, counseling, health assessment and monitoring, transportation, socialization activities, home care facilitation and monitoring, and other services designed to address the needs of residents of naturally occurring retirement communities by EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01921-01-3
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