senate Bill S865

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the establishment of a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 13, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Mar 12, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to aging

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Aging committee Vote

S865
7
1
committee
7
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Mar 12, 2013 - Aging committee Vote

S865
8
1
committee
8
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 12, 2013

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

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S865 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1961
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S270, A9073
2009-2010: S1557, A1840

S865 - Summary

Creates a caregiver support program for grandparents and other older adult relative caregivers who are providing primary care for children aged 18 and under either formally or informally to provide technical assistance, counseling and other resources.

S865 - Sponsor Memo

S865 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   865

                       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  authorizing  the  state
  office  for  the  aging  to  implement a caregiver support program for
  grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for children

  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 224 to
read as follows:
  S 224. GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM. 1. THE DIRECTOR IS HERE-
BY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, TO THE EXTENT APPROPRIATIONS  ARE  AVAILABLE
THEREFOR,  TO  DEVELOP  AND  ESTABLISH  A  GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT
PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES TO GRANDPARENTS OR
OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS WHO ARE PROVIDING PRIMARY CARE FOR
A CHILD.
  2. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "GRANDPARENT OR OTHER OLDER ADULT RELATIVE CAREGIVERS" SHALL  MEAN
A  GRANDPARENT OR STEPGRANDPARENT OF A CHILD OR A RELATIVE OF A CHILD BY
BLOOD OR MARRIAGE WHO:
  (I) IS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND
  (II) LIVES WITH THE CHILD, AND
  (III) PROVIDES PRIMARY CARE FOR THE CHILD BECAUSE  THE  BIOLOGICAL  OR
ADOPTIVE  PARENTS  ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO SERVE AS THE PRIMARY CARE-
GIVER OF THE CHILD, AND
  (IV) IS THE CUSTODIAN OR GUARDIAN OF THE  CHILD,  OR  IS  RAISING  THE
CHILD INFORMALLY.
  (B)  "CHILD"  SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR
YOUNGER.
  3. THE GRANDPARENT CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE, BUT  IS  NOT
LIMITED TO:

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

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