|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2021||referred to aging|
senate Bill S6944
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6944 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6944 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to an economically sustaina- ble transportation demonstration program PURPOSE: To establish an economically sustainable transportation demonstration pilot program in up to five counties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 6 of section 223 of the elder law, instructing the director of the Office for the Aging to establish a pilot program for the economically sustainable transportation program, within the amounts appropriated therefor, in up to five counties, each with a population of less than 750,000 persons as of the 2010 Census, or two contiguous counties that each do not have more than 400,000 persons.
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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