senate Bill S5607A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish a schedule of reasonable maximum allowable charges for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners used by residents of adult homes

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2014 print number 5607a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
May 24, 2013 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S5607 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4306A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-q, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A315A, S403A
2009-2010: A5681A, S6932

S5607 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish a schedule of reasonable maximum allowable charges for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners used by residents of adult homes, enriched housing programs and residences for adults.

S5607 - Sponsor Memo

S5607 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5607

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  establishing  a
  fee  schedule  for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners
  in adult homes

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

  Section  1.  Section  461-q  of  the  social services law, as added by
section 46 of part B of chapter 58 of the laws of 2004,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  461-q.  Temperature  standards  in  adult  homes,  enriched housing
programs and residences for adults.  1. The commissioner of health shall
promulgate rules and regulations with respect to  an  allowable  temper-
ature  in  all  areas  occupied  by residents of an adult home, enriched
housing program and residence for adults, including any  areas  intended
for  use by its residents in common including auditoriums, meeting rooms
and cafeterias.  One common room in such adult  home,  enriched  housing
program  and  residence  for  adults  shall be required to be air condi-
tioned.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IS HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO
ESTABLISH  A SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF AIR
CONDITIONERS USED BY RESIDENTS OF ADULT HOMES, ENRICHED HOUSING PROGRAMS
AND RESIDENCES FOR ADULTS PROVIDED BY ANY MEANS OTHER THAN  THROUGH  THE
ENHANCING ABILITIES AND LIFE EXPERIENCE (ENABLE) PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE
OF  ENSURING  THAT  FEES CHARGED FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF
SUCH AIR CONDITIONERS ARE NOT UNREASONABLE OR EXCESSIVE. IN  DETERMINING
THE  AMOUNT  OF SUCH FEES, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL CONSIDER THE
VARIABLE NATURE OF THE MARKET PRICE OF ENERGY AND SHALL ANNUALLY  ADJUST
SUCH  SCHEDULE  OF  FEES  TO ACCOUNT FOR SUCH VARIABILITY AND FOR ANNUAL
INFLATION, AS DETERMINED FROM THE INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER  PRICE  INDEX

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08212-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S5607A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4306A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §461-q, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A315A, S403A
2009-2010: A5681A, S6932

S5607A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish a schedule of reasonable maximum allowable charges for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners used by residents of adult homes, enriched housing programs and residences for adults.

S5607A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5607A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5607--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DIAZ, SAMPSON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a
  fee schedule for the use, maintenance and repair of  air  conditioners
  in adult homes

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

  Section 1. Section 461-q of the  social  services  law,  as  added  by
section  46  of  part B of chapter 58 of the laws of 2004, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 461-q.  Temperature  standards  in  adult  homes,  enriched  housing
programs and residences for adults.  1. The commissioner of health shall
promulgate  rules  and  regulations with respect to an allowable temper-
ature in all areas occupied by residents  of  an  adult  home,  enriched
housing  program  and residence for adults, including any areas intended
for use by its residents in common including auditoriums, meeting  rooms
and  cafeterias.    One common room in such adult home, enriched housing
program and residence for adults shall be  required  to  be  air  condi-
tioned.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE OF REASONABLE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CHARGES THAT MAY BE
ASSESSED BY ADULT HOMES, ENRICHED HOUSING PROGRAMS, AND  RESIDENCES  FOR
ADULTS TO RESIDENTS FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF THE INDIVID-
UAL AIR CONDITIONERS IN THE RESIDENTS' PRIVATE LIVING QUARTERS, PROVIDED
THAT THE AIR CONDITIONERS WERE NOT ACQUIRED THROUGH THE ENHANCING ABILI-
TIES AND LIFE EXPERIENCE (ENABLE) PROGRAM. ADULT HOMES, ENRICHED HOUSING
PROGRAMS,  AND  RESIDENCES FOR ADULTS THAT ELECT TO CHARGE RESIDENTS WHO
OPERATE INDIVIDUAL AIR CONDITIONERS IN  THEIR  PRIVATE  LIVING  QUARTERS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08212-03-4

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