senate Bill S8521C

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of an innovative supportive housing program for persons with a developmental disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting; creates an exemption from certain filings

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 27, 2022 print number 8521c
May 27, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 24, 2022 print number 8521b
May 24, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 02, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Mar 15, 2022 print number 8521a
Mar 15, 2022 amend and recommit to disabilities
Mar 08, 2022 referred to disabilities

Votes

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May 2, 2022 - Disabilities committee Vote

S8521A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 2, 2022

S8521 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9492
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.38, Ment Hyg L; amd §352-g, Gen Bus L

S8521 - Summary

Relates to the creation of an innovative housing initiative for persons with a developmental disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting; directs the division of housing and community renewal to establish guidelines for the dissemination of disclosure materials for the offer and sale of interests in residential environments formed under the innovative housing initiative; creates an exemption from certain filing requirements for residential environments that are formed as cooperative interests in realty for persons receiving services under the innovative housing initiative.

S8521 - Sponsor Memo

S8521 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8521
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  creation  of
   an  innovative  supportive housing program for persons with a develop-
   mental disability who wish and are able to safely  reside  in  such  a
   setting;  and to amend the general business law, in relation to creat-
   ing an exemption from  certain  filing  requirements  for  residential
   environments  that  are  formed as cooperative interests in realty for
   persons receiving services under  the  innovative  supportive  housing
   program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative purpose and findings.  The  legislature  hereby
 finds and declares as follows:
   (a)  New  York  state  is currently facing a severe housing crisis for
 people with developmental disabilities. Staffing shortages for certified
 housing, commonly referred to as group homes, has put  additional  pres-
 sure  on the state to provide homes for people forced out of their group
 homes. There is an acute need to create alternative and innovative hous-
 ing models, especially for those persons who are able to live more inde-
 pendently and wish to do so.
   (b) Many persons with developmental disabilities live with a parent or
 parents, a family member, or other  similar  direct  support  personnel.
 However, many such persons wish to live more independently, and would do
 so if an option existed that included certain basic supports.
   (c)  Further,  although  family  caregiving  is  appropriate  in  many
 instances, a system that  relies  exclusively  on  parents  and  similar
 direct  support  personnel to provide a non-institutional living setting
 is not sustainable. The parent or direct  support  personnel  eventually
 becomes unable to continue supporting the person who has a developmental
 disability,  due  to the direct support personnel's infirmity, death, or
 other concerns.
   (d) When that happens, the person with a developmental disability  has
 no option but to move to a group home, which is a more restrictive envi-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S8521A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9492
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.38, Ment Hyg L; amd §352-g, Gen Bus L

S8521A - Summary

Relates to the creation of an innovative housing initiative for persons with a developmental disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting; directs the division of housing and community renewal to establish guidelines for the dissemination of disclosure materials for the offer and sale of interests in residential environments formed under the innovative housing initiative; creates an exemption from certain filing requirements for residential environments that are formed as cooperative interests in realty for persons receiving services under the innovative housing initiative.

S8521A - Sponsor Memo

S8521A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8521--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of
   an innovative supportive housing program for persons with  a  develop-
   mental  disability  who  wish  and are able to safely reside in such a
   setting; and to amend the general business law, in relation to  creat-
   ing  an  exemption  from  certain  filing requirements for residential
   environments that are formed as cooperative interests  in  realty  for
   persons  receiving  services  under  the innovative supportive housing
   program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  purpose and findings. The legislature hereby
 finds and declares as follows:
   (a) New York state is currently facing a  severe  housing  crisis  for
 people with developmental disabilities. Staffing shortages for certified
 housing,  commonly  referred to as group homes, has put additional pres-
 sure on the state to provide homes for people forced out of their  group
 homes. There is an acute need to create alternative and innovative hous-
 ing models, especially for those persons who are able to live more inde-
 pendently and wish to do so.
   (b) Many persons with developmental disabilities live with a parent or
 parents,  a  family  member,  or other similar direct support personnel.
 However, many such persons wish to live more independently, and would do
 so if an option existed that included certain basic supports.
   (c)  Further,  although  family  caregiving  is  appropriate  in  many
 instances,  a  system  that  relies  exclusively  on parents and similar
 direct support personnel to provide a non-institutional  living  setting
 is  not  sustainable.  The parent or direct support personnel eventually
 becomes unable to continue supporting the person who has a developmental
 disability, due to the direct support personnel's infirmity,  death,  or
 other concerns.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S8521B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9492
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.38, Ment Hyg L; amd §352-g, Gen Bus L

S8521B - Summary

Relates to the creation of an innovative housing initiative for persons with a developmental disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting; directs the division of housing and community renewal to establish guidelines for the dissemination of disclosure materials for the offer and sale of interests in residential environments formed under the innovative housing initiative; creates an exemption from certain filing requirements for residential environments that are formed as cooperative interests in realty for persons receiving services under the innovative housing initiative.

S8521B - Sponsor Memo

S8521B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8521--B
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MANNION, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
   tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of
   an innovative housing initiative  for  persons  with  a  developmental
   disability  who  wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting;
   and to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  creating  an
   exemption  from  certain  filing requirements for residential environ-
   ments that are formed as cooperative interests in realty  for  persons
   receiving services under the innovative housing initiative
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative purpose and findings.  The  legislature  hereby
 finds and declares as follows:
   (a)  New  York  state  is currently facing a severe housing crisis for
 people with developmental disabilities. Staffing shortages for certified
 housing, commonly referred to as group homes, has put  additional  pres-
 sure  on the state to provide alternative and innovative housing models,
 especially for those persons who are able to live more independently and
 wish to do so.
   (b) Many persons with developmental disabilities live with a parent or
 parents, a family member, or other  similar  direct  support  personnel.
 However, many such persons wish to live more independently, and would do
 so if an option existed that included certain basic supports.
   (c)  Further,  although  family  caregiving  is  appropriate  in  many
 instances, parents and similar direct support personnel  may  eventually
 become  unable to continue supporting the person who has a developmental
 disability, due to the direct support personnel's infirmity,  death,  or
 other concerns.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14727-10-2

Co-Sponsors

S8521C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9492
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §16.38, Ment Hyg L; amd §352-g, Gen Bus L

S8521C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of an innovative housing initiative for persons with a developmental disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such a setting; directs the division of housing and community renewal to establish guidelines for the dissemination of disclosure materials for the offer and sale of interests in residential environments formed under the innovative housing initiative; creates an exemption from certain filing requirements for residential environments that are formed as cooperative interests in realty for persons receiving services under the innovative housing initiative.

S8521C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8521C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8521--C
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MANNION, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
   tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  creation  of
   an  innovative  housing  initiative  for  persons with a developmental
   disability who wish and are able to safely reside in such  a  setting;
   to  direct  the division of housing and community renewal to establish
   guidelines for the dissemination of disclosure materials for the offer
   and sale of interests in residential  environments  formed  under  the
   innovative  housing initiative; and to amend the general business law,
   in relation to creating an exemption from certain filing  requirements
   for  residential environments that are formed as cooperative interests
   in realty for persons receiving services under the innovative  housing
   initiative
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative purpose and findings.  The  legislature  hereby
 finds and declares as follows:
   (a)  New  York  state  is currently facing a severe housing crisis for
 people with developmental disabilities. Staffing shortages for certified
 housing, commonly referred to as group homes, has put  additional  pres-
 sure  on the state to provide alternative and innovative housing models,
 especially for those persons who are able to live more independently and
 wish to do so.
   (b) Many persons with developmental disabilities live with a parent or
 parents, a family member, or other  similar  direct  support  personnel.
 However, many such persons wish to live more independently, and would do
 so if an option existed that included certain appropriate supports.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14727-12-2

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