senate Bill S6944

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the economically sustainable transportation demonstration program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee


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May 20, 2021 referred to aging

S6944 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §223, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7691
2017-2018: S2155
2019-2020: S5830

S6944 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends provisions of the economically sustainable transportation demonstration program to provide an on demand transit service for seniors using automobiles driven by volunteer and paid drivers.

S6944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6944
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 an economically  sustaina-
   ble transportation demonstration program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 6 of section 223 of the elder law,
 as added by section 3 of part J of chapter 57 of the laws of  2006,  are
 amended to read as follows:
   2. The director shall establish the economically sustainable transpor-
 tation  demonstration  program  for  the  purpose of enabling seniors to
 remain independent and mobile in  their  community.  The  program  would
 provide an on demand transit service for seniors [that would use] ESTAB-
 LISHING,  AT  A  MINIMUM, OPERATIONAL HOURS DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
 USING automobiles driven by volunteer  and  paid  drivers  to  transport
 seniors  to  where  they  need  and  want to go. [After a period of five
 years, the program would no longer be eligible  for  state  funding  and
 would  be  completely  self-sustaining,  relying  on  consumer fares and
 voluntary community support to remain operational.]
   3. Before carrying out  the  economically  sustainable  transportation
 demonstration  program,  the  director  shall enter into a contract or a
 cooperative agreement with an eligible entity to provide recommendations
 and support to the director  regarding  the  administration  of  such  a
 program. [(a)] The eligible entity that enters into a contract or agree-
 ment under subdivision three of this section shall:
   [(1)] (A) Provide initial and ongoing technical assistance and support
 to the director for the administration of the sustainable transportation
 demonstration program.
   [(2)]  (B) Provide initial and ongoing technical assistance to econom-
 ically sustainable transportation providers.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07978-01-1

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