assembly Bill A5344

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to aging
Feb 18, 2015 referred to aging

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A5344 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S358
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1840, S1557
2011-2012: A266, A9073, S270
2013-2014: A1961, S865
2017-2018: A10575, S507, S7222
2019-2020: A993, S5359
2021-2022: A736, S5596

A5344 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A5344 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5344

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI,
  RIVERA, BROOK-KRASNY,  ABBATE,  BARRON,  BENEDETTO,  CRESPO,  GUNTHER,
  ORTIZ,  ROBINSON,  LUPARDO, WEPRIN, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. ARROYO, AUBRY, BRENNAN, COLTON, FARRELL, GALEF,  JAFFEE,  MAGEE,
  PAULIN,  SCHIMEL, TITONE -- read once and referred 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01618-01-5