senate Bill S2474

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the N.Y. city health and hospital corporation spend a minimum of 10% of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 06, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 05, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 04, 2014 1st report cal.233
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 21, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.424
Jan 17, 2013 referred to cities

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Mar 4, 2014 - Cities committee Vote

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Absent
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Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: Mar 4, 2014

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Apr 23, 2013 - Cities committee Vote

S2474
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Absent
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Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: Apr 23, 2013

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S2474 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A130
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6 & 4, NYC Health & Hosp Corp Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A63
2009-2010: A7405

S2474 - Bill Texts

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Provides that the New York city health and hospital corporation spend a minimum of 10% of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough and requires a representative from each borough.

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BILL NUMBER:S2474 REVISED 1/29/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York city health and hospitals
corporation act, in relation to the financing of acute care or emergency
room facilities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide that the New York City
Health and Hospital Corporation spend a minimum of ten percent of its
budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each of the five
boroughs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation amends Section 6 of § 1
of Chapter 1016 of the Laws of 1969, the New York City Health and Hospi-
tals Corporation Act, by adding a new subdivision 8 to provide that the
corporation shall spend a minimum of ten percent of the capital budget
and ten percent of the operating budget in each borough within the city
of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation act
was adopted in 1969 and declared that "the provision and delivery of
comprehensive care and treatment of the ill and infirm, both physical
and mental, are of vital and paramount concern and essential to the
protection and promotion of the health, safety and welfare of the inhab-
itants of the State of New York and the City of New York. It further
provided that the New York City health and hospital corporation should
be created to provide such health and medical services and health facil-
ities. That corporation currently has at least 20 facilities under its
jurisdiction including: Kings County Hospital, Woodhull Medical and
Mental Health Center, and Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn; Harlem
Hospital Center and Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan; Jacobi
Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital in the Bronx; as well as
Elmhurst Hospital Center and Queens Hospital in Queens.

Staten Island is a borough of nearly 500,000 people, which represents
six-percent of the New York City's population, without a single NYC HHC
hospital to meet the needs of the residents, as proclaimed by the intent
of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation act. The private
facilities on Staten Island cannot handle the burgeoning population on
Staten Island without additional resources.

This legislation requires the City of New York to accept the responsi-
bility it was charged with more than 35 years ago and has neglected to
date: the care and treatment of the ill and infirm on Staten Island.

This bill would require the City to spend a minimum of ten percent of
the capital budget and ten percent of the operating budget in each
borough.

The bill requires the City to merely provide the funding so that the
City could pay the existing hospitals on Staten Island to help expand
their emergency rooms and care for the medical needs of its residents.

The legislation also mandates that at least one of the members of the
Health and Hospitals Corporation reside in each Borough. While that is
the current makeup of the Boards there is nothing currently in place to
mandate such a common sense requirement.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: A.63 - Died in Corporations/S.2471
-Passed Senate; 2010: A.7405 - Died in Corporations/S.3298- Died in
Corporations; 2008: A.6717 -Referred to Corporations/S.3443 - Passed
Senate; 2007: A.6717 - Reported to Ways & Means: S.3443 - Passed Senate.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2474

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the New York city health and hospitals corporation  act,
  in  relation  to the financing of acute care or emergency room facili-
  ties

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

  Section 1. Section 6 of section 1 of chapter 1016 of the laws of 1969,
constituting  the New York city health and hospitals corporation act, is
amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. THE CORPORATION SHALL SPEND A MINIMUM OF TEN PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL
BUDGET AND TEN PERCENT OF THE OPERATING BUDGET IN EACH BOROUGH.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4 of section 1 of chapter  1016  of  the
laws of 1969, constituting the New York city health and hospitals corpo-
ration act, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  A corporation, to be known as the "New York city health and hospi-
tals corporation," is hereby created. Such corporation shall be  a  body
corporate  and  politic  constituting  a  public benefit corporation. It
shall be administered by a board  of  directors  consisting  of  sixteen
members, constituted as follows: five directors shall be the administra-
tor,  the  commissioner  appointed  by the mayor as chief administrative
officer of the health functions of the administration, the  director  of
community  mental health services of the administration, the administra-
tor of human resources of the city, and the deputy  mayor-city  adminis-
trator  of  the  city,  or their successors, all serving ex-officio; ten
directors shall be appointed by the mayor, five of whom shall be  desig-
nated  by  the  city council of the city of New York AND SHALL INCLUDE A
REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH OF THE FIVE BOROUGHS; and the remaining  direc-
tor  shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation. Such chief
executive officer shall be chosen by the aforementioned  fifteen  direc-
tors  from persons other than themselves and shall serve at the pleasure

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00762-01-3

S. 2474                             2

of the board. The terms of the ten  directors  first  appointed  by  the
mayor, other than those serving ex-officio shall be as follows:
  Two  shall  serve  for  terms of one year each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
  Two shall serve for terms of two years each, one of  whom  shall  have
been designated by the city council;
  Two  shall serve for terms of three years each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
  Two shall serve for terms of four years each, one of whom  shall  have
been designated by the city council;
  Two  shall  serve for terms of five years each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
thereafter their successors shall serve for terms of  five  years  each.
The  mayor  shall  fill  any vacancy which may occur by reason of death,
resignation or otherwise  in  a  manner  consistent  with  the  original
appointment.  Directors  may  be removed by the mayor for cause, but not
without an opportunity to be heard.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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