senate Bill S1291

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to a cost of living adjustment for human services programs

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2023 referred to finance


S1291 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S1291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an annual cost of living adjustment for human services programs indexed to inflation.

S1291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 11, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 AN ACT relating to establishing an annual cost of living adjustment  for
   designated human services programs
   Section 1. 1. Subject to available appropriations and approval of  the
 director  of  the  budget,  the  commissioners  of  the office of mental
 health, office for people with  developmental  disabilities,  office  of
 addiction  services  and  supports,  office  of temporary and disability
 assistance, office of children and family services, and the state office
 for the aging shall  establish  an  annual  cost  of  living  adjustment
 (COLA),  effective  beginning  April  1,  2023,  for  projecting for the
 effects of inflation upon rates of payments,  contracts,  or  any  other
 form of reimbursement for the programs and services listed in paragraphs
 (i),  (ii),  (iii),  (iv),  (v),  and  (vi)  of subdivision four of this
 section.  The COLA established herein shall be applied to the  appropri-
 ate  portion  of reimbursable costs or contract amounts. Where appropri-
 ate, transfers to the department  of  health  (DOH)  shall  be  made  as
 reimbursement for the state share of medical assistance.
   2.  Notwithstanding  any inconsistent provision of law, subject to the
 approval of the director of  the  budget  and  available  appropriations
 therefore,  for state fiscal years beginning April 1, 2023 and thereaft-
 er, the commissioners shall provide funding to support an annual cost of
 living adjustment under this section in an amount equal to the  consumer
 price  index  -  urban  (CPI-U) from the previous July, published by the
 bureau of labor statistics of the U.S.  Department  of  Labor,  for  all
 eligible  programs  and  services  as determined pursuant to subdivision
 four of this section.
   3. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, and as  approved
 by  the  director  of  the  budget, the annual cost of living adjustment
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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