senate Bill S5066

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a shared housing registry for senior citizens

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Mar 06, 2017 referred to aging

S5066 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4985, S7706
2011-2012: S113
2013-2014: S462
2015-2016: S145

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

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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