senate Bill S358

2015-2016 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
Jun 08, 2016 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2016 1st report cal.1376
Jan 26, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2015 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1650
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 07, 2015 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 2, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S358
36
0
committee
36
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 26, 2016 - Aging committee Vote

S358
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Jan 26, 2016

aye wr (1)

Jun 16, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S358
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 3, 2015 - Aging committee Vote

S358
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S358 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5344
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1557, A1840
2011-2012: S270, A266, A9073
2013-2014: S865, A1961
2017-2018: S507, S7222, A10575
2019-2020: S5359, A993
2021-2022: S5596, A736

S358 (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.

S358 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S358 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   358

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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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