|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2017||referred to aging|
senate Bill S5066
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5066 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5066 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the office for the aging to create a shared housing program in consultation with the division of housing and community renewal and to maintain a registry for senior citizens who seek to find housing with seniors; requires references and an acknowledged statement as to whether they have been convicted of certain crimes.
S5066 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5066 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the elder law, in relation to creating a shared housing program for senior citizens PURPOSE OR IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to assist older New Yorkers in locating affordable housing. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 224. This bill would establish the Shared Housing Program. The program would be administered by the State Office for the Aging (SOFA) in consultation with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). Persons who are 60 years of age or older would register with SOFA or an Area Agency on Aging to indicate their interest in sharing their living space or in seeking living quarters with another eligible person. SOFA or Area Agencies on Aging would be required to maintain a registry of senior citizens seeking to share housing. In addition, this bill would require that information be collected on a designated form designed by SOFA that would include the name, address, references and a statement indicating whether the individual has been convicted in the past five years of certain crimes.
S5066 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5066 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 6, 2017 ___________ 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 creating a shared housing program for senior citizens 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: § 224. SHARED HOUSING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. 1. THE OFFICE SHALL ESTAB- LISH A PROGRAM, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMU- NITY RENEWAL, THROUGH WHICH, PERSONS WHO ARE SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER MAY REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE OR DESIGNATED AGENCIES ON AGING INDICATING THEIR DESIRE TO SHARE THEIR LIVING SPACE OR ARE SEEKING LIVING QUARTERS WITH ANOTHER ELIGIBLE PERSON. 2. THE OFFICE OR DESIGNATED AGENCIES ON AGING SHALL MAINTAIN A REGIS- TRY OF SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TO SHARE THEIR LIVING QUARTERS WITH ANOTHER SENIOR CITIZEN. (A) INFORMATION SHALL BE COLLECTED ON A FORM DESIGNED BY THE OFFICE, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE NAME, ADDRESS, UP TO THREE PERSONAL REFERENCES AND A STATEMENT INDICATING WHETHER THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN CONVICTED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS OF A CRIME INVOLVING THEFT, ASSAULT, THE THREAT OR USE OF FORCE, POSSESSION OR SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, OR POSSESSION OF A WEAPON OR FIREARM. THE INDIVIDUAL SHALL SPECIFY ON THE STATEMENT THE CRIME OR CRIMES, IF ANY, FOR WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN CONVICTIONS. THE STATEMENT SHALL INCLUDE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT THE INFORMATION IS TRUE TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE OF THE SENIOR CITIZEN AND THAT PROVIDING INFORMATION KNOWN TO BE FALSE IS CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE REGISTRY. (B) INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SHARED HOUSING REGISTRY SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL AND USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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