senate Bill S862

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a senior dental services grant program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S862
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1
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: Jun 4, 2013

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aye wr (2)

S862 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1962
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง215-c, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S299, A9074
2009-2010: S2218B, A3733B

S862 - Summary

Establishes a senior dental services grant program; authorizes the director to establish the program and, upon the availability of appropriations, provide grants to eligible elderly persons who are in need of such services.

S862 - Sponsor Memo

S862 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   862

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  establishing  a  senior
  dental services grant program

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section  215-c  to
read as follows:
  S  215-C.  SENIOR  DENTAL  SERVICES  GRANT PROGRAM. 1. AS USED IN THIS
SECTION:
  (A) "DENTAL SERVICES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DIAGNOSES,
TESTS, STUDIES, TREATMENT OR ANALYSES UNDER THE CARE AND SUPERVISION  OF
A  LICENSED  DENTIST  WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE. THESE
SERVICES MAY ALSO INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  CLIENT  ASSESSMENT,
INFORMATION AND REFERRALS.
  (B)  "ELDERLY"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  INDIVIDUAL SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER.
  (C) "DIRECTOR" SHALL MEAN THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING.
  (D) "COVERAGE PERIOD"  SHALL  MEAN  TWENTY-FOUR  CONSECUTIVE  CALENDAR
MONTHS FOR WHICH AN ELIGIBLE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT HAS MET THE ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  THE  DIRECTOR  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, SUBJECT TO THE
AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS, TO ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM FOR  DENTAL
SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE IN NEED OF SUCH SERVICES.
  3.  PERSONS  ELIGIBLE  FOR  THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL
INCLUDE:
  (A) ELDERLY UNMARRIED RESIDENTS WHOSE INCOME  FOR  THE  CALENDAR  YEAR
IMMEDIATELY  PRECEDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE COVERAGE PERIOD IS LESS
THAN OR EQUAL TO TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND WHO HAVE NO  DENTAL  INSUR-
ANCE; AND

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

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