senate Bill S78

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Clarifies the meaning of the phrase greatest social need for purposes of the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 17, 2021 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.328
Feb 01, 2021 print number 78a
Feb 01, 2021 amend and recommit to aging
Jan 06, 2021 referred to aging

S78 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8438

S78 - Summary

Clarifies the meaning of the phrase "greatest social need" for purposes of the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, defining it to mean the need caused by non-economic factors that restrict an individual's ability to perform normal daily tasks or that threaten his or her capacity to live independently.

S78 - Sponsor Memo

S78 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    78
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 clarifying the meaning  of
   the  phrase  "greatest social need" for purposes of the administration
   of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 203 of the elder law is amended to
 read as follows:
   1. The office shall submit to the federal department of health, educa-
 tion  and welfare a state plan for purposes of the federal [older] OLDER
 Americans [act] ACT of  1965  and  subsequent  amendments  thereto.  The
 office  shall  be  the  single state agency for supervising the adminis-
 tration of such plan and shall be primarily responsible for coordination
 of state programs for the aging for purposes of such  federal  act.  The
 office  shall  act  for  the  state  in any negotiations relative to the
 submission and approval of such plan and may make such arrangements, not
 inconsistent with law, as may be required by or pursuant to federal  law
 to obtain and retain such approval and to secure for the state the bene-
 fits  of the provisions of such federal act.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADMIN-
 ISTERING THE FEDERAL OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND  SUBSEQUENT  AMEND-
 MENTS  THERETO,  THE  TERM  "GREATEST  SOCIAL  NEED" SHALL MEAN THE NEED
 CAUSED BY NON-ECONOMIC FACTORS THAT RESTRICT AN INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY  TO
 PERFORM  NORMAL DAILY TASKS OR THAT THREATEN HIS OR HER CAPACITY TO LIVE
 INDEPENDENTLY. THESE FACTORS  INCLUDE  PHYSICAL  OR  MENTAL  DISABILITY,
 LANGUAGE  BARRIERS,  AND  CULTURAL  OR SOCIAL ISOLATION CAUSED BY, AMONG
 OTHER THINGS, RACIAL AND ETHNIC STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDEN-
 TITY OR EXPRESSION, OR HIV STATUS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S78A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §203, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8438

S78A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the meaning of the phrase "greatest social need" for purposes of the administration of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, defining it to mean the need caused by non-economic factors that restrict an individual's ability to perform normal daily tasks or that threaten his or her capacity to live independently.

S78A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S78A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   78--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Aging  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to clarifying the meaning of
   the phrase "greatest social need" for purposes of  the  administration
   of programs under the federal Older Americans Act of 1965
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 203 of the elder law is amended to
 read as follows:
   1. The office shall submit to the federal department of health, educa-
 tion and welfare a state plan for purposes of the federal [older]  OLDER
 Americans  [act]  ACT  of  1965  and  subsequent amendments thereto. The
 office shall be the single state agency  for  supervising  the  adminis-
 tration of such plan and shall be primarily responsible for coordination
 of  state  programs  for the aging for purposes of such federal act. The
 office shall act for the state  in  any  negotiations  relative  to  the
 submission and approval of such plan and may make such arrangements, not
 inconsistent  with law, as may be required by or pursuant to federal law
 to obtain and retain such approval and to secure for the state the bene-
 fits of the provisions of such federal act.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF  ADMIN-
 ISTERING  THE  FEDERAL OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND SUBSEQUENT AMEND-
 MENTS THERETO, THE TERM "GREATEST  SOCIAL  NEED"  SHALL  MEAN  THE  NEED
 CAUSED  BY NON-ECONOMIC FACTORS THAT RESTRICT AN INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO
 PERFORM NORMAL DAILY TASKS OR THAT THREATEN HIS OR HER CAPACITY TO  LIVE
 INDEPENDENTLY.  THESE  FACTORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL
 OR  MENTAL  DISABILITY,  LANGUAGE  BARRIERS,  AND  CULTURAL  OR   SOCIAL
 ISOLATION CAUSED BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, RACIAL AND ETHNIC STATUS, SEXU-
 AL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, OR HIV STATUS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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