senate Bill S7305

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development program

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Jun 10, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.876
May 09, 2014 referred to health

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S7305 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9887
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2823, Pub Health L

S7305 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development program.

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BILL NUMBER:S7305

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development
program

PURPOSE:

To provide counties with cities that have a population of less than
one million people access to supportive housing development funds.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would direct no less than ten million dollars of grants from
the supportive housing development fund to be allocated to counties
with cities that have populations of less than one million people.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many upstate New York nursing homes have residents that could live in
an independent setting if they had access to support services. These
residents are living in nursing homes not because they need that level
of care, but because they have no other housing choice. The result is
that Medicaid is paying for a level of service that is not needed.

In the Governor's Medicaid Redesign Team's Multi-Year Action Plan, a
number of issues were addressed, including the need for availability
of affordable supportive housing to alleviate populations living in
institutional settings (Multi-Year Plan, page 25). The plan recognizes
that this is a significant area for Medicaid cost-reduction.

To date, none of the supportive housing development funds have been
allocated to any upstate New York projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This legislation generates cost-savings to the Medicaid program.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7305

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the allocation  of
  funds under the supportive housing development program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 2823 of the public health  law  is
renumbered  subdivision  9  and  a new subdivision 8 is added to read as
follows:
  8. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO LESS  THAN
TEN  MILLION  DOLLARS OF GRANTS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO
PROJECTS IN COUNTIES WITH CITIES THAT HAVE POPULATIONS OF LESS THAN  ONE
MILLION PEOPLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14752-01-4

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