senate Bill S3007

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the Office for an Age-Friendly New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2023 reported and committed to finance
Jan 26, 2023 referred to aging


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Mar 14, 2023 - Aging committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2023

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S3007 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-M §§549 - 549-d, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S3007 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office for an age-friendly New York; appoints a director of such office to assist and advise New York state agencies in developing age-friendly policies for older New Yorkers.

S3007 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3007 (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 26, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging
 AN ACT to amend the executive  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
   office for an age-friendly New York
   Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. Because aging is a process
 we all experience, New Yorkers of all ages do better when we  make  sure
 everyone  can  age  successfully. New York state was named the first Age
 Friendly State in the country in 2017 by AARP and remains  committed  to
 being  age-friendly  so  that  all  New Yorkers can age with dignity and
 independence.  New York's older adult population is 3.5 million  strong.
 Older New Yorkers make our state a healthier, stronger, and more vibrant
 place  to live, through multiple ways including paid and volunteer work,
 raising and mentoring younger New Yorkers,  supporting  their  families,
 sharing their wisdom, and starting new businesses.
   Nearly  1  in 6 New Yorkers is over the age of 65, and that population
 will continue to grow. Between 2015 and 2040, the number of New  Yorkers
 aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 50 percent, while the popu-
 lation  aged  85 and older is projected to double. Shifts in the state's
 aging population will present new  demands  and  opportunities  for  the
 state,  local  governments,  families,  and older New Yorkers. All older
 adults must have the option to remain in their communities as they  age,
 and  that  must  be  a meaningful choice with access to a broad range of
 programs, resources and supports, including safe and affordable housing,
 healthcare, home care, food and nutrition, human services, and transpor-
 tation. An inclusive state for New Yorkers of all ages remains our goal.
   Older adults' health and well-being improves  when  they  have  varied
 opportunities  to stay socially engaged. The state must do everything it
 can to reduce isolation and ensure that all  communities  have  opportu-
 nities  for seniors to interact.  Reliable and safe ways to access these
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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