senate Bill S2236

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Expands volunteerism by making use of the databases of statewide aging organizations and institutes volunteer certificate programs

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view actions (10)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2017 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2006
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 12, 2017 referred to aging

S2236 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2027, A7914
2011-2012: S2688, A6243
2013-2014: S5396, A2450
2015-2016: S2517, A243
2019-2020: S5022

S2236 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands volunteerism by making use of the databases of statewide aging organizations, and institutes volunteer certificate programs which train volunteers and individuals in programs to use the volunteers.

S2236 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2236 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 volunteer programs


  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 203 of the elder law is amended to
read as follows:
  7.  (A) The director is hereby authorized, within amounts appropriated
therefor, to make grants-in-aid to retired and senior volunteer programs
for the engagement of individuals fifty-five years of  age  or  over  to
serve  as  volunteers  for  the  betterment of their community and them-
selves. Such volunteer activities may include but shall not  be  limited
to  assisting  with the preparation of meals at nutrition sites; leading
activities at child care centers; delivering meals to homebound elderly;
providing telephone reassurance and/or  friendly  visits  to  the  frail
elderly;  tutoring  adults  or children; assisting with services for the
homeless and assisting school districts which request volunteers for the
purpose of notifying a person in parental  relation  to  any  elementary
school  pupil  when such pupil is deemed absent from required attendance
at his or her designated school. The services of these  volunteers  will
be performed in the community where such individuals reside or in nearby
communities. Up to ten percent of such grants-in-aid may be expended for
the  administrative  purposes of such programs, with the approval of the
office. Such grants shall be for a period  of  twelve  months  or  less,
shall  not  be  used  to match other state funds, shall not be used as a
substitute for federal allocations, and shall be made in a manner  which
does not conflict with federal law, rule or regulation pursuant to title
II  of  the  United  States  domestic volunteer services act of nineteen
hundred seventy-three, as amended. Grants may be used to  match  federal
funds,  but  not  as  a  substitute  for  presently required non-federal
shares. Each grantee shall file reports at such time and containing such

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


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