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S05415 Summary:

BILL NOS05415A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSERINO
 
COSPNSRGOLDEN, MARCHIONE
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 2 Title 4 260, Eld L
 
Creates an interagency coordinating committee for streamlined services for the aging; directs the development of a simplified application for seniors to access needs-based programs.
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S05415 Actions:

BILL NOS05415A
 
03/27/2017REFERRED TO AGING
05/10/2017AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
05/10/2017PRINT NUMBER 5415A
05/23/2017REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
06/08/2017REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
06/12/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1559
06/13/2017PASSED SENATE
06/13/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/13/2017referred to aging
01/03/2018died in assembly
01/03/2018returned to senate
01/03/2018REFERRED TO AGING
01/30/2018REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
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S05415 Memo:

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S05415 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5415--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     March 27, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 the interagency coordinat-
          ing committee for streamlined services for the aging
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Article 2 of the elder law is amended by adding a new title
     2  4 to read as follows:
     3                                   TITLE 4
     4      NEW YORK STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR STREAMLINED
     5                           SERVICES FOR THE AGING
     6  Section 260. New  York  State  interagency  coordinating  committee  for
     7                 streamlined services for the aging.
     8    §  260.  New York State interagency coordinating committee for stream-
     9  lined services for the aging. 1. There is hereby created a committee  to
    10  be  known  as  "the  interagency  coordinating committee for streamlined
    11  services for the aging," to  be  comprised  of  seventeen  members.  The
    12  director for the state office for the aging or his or her designee shall
    13  serve  as  chairperson.  The  members  shall be the following, or a duly
    14  designated representative: the commissioner of health; the  commissioner
    15  of  transportation;  the  commissioner of housing and community renewal;
    16  the commissioner of the office of mental health; the commissioner of the
    17  office for people with developmental disabilities; the  commissioner  of
    18  the  office  of  children  and  family services; the commissioner of the
    19  office of temporary and disability assistance; secretary of  state;  the
    20  director  of  the  office  of  information  technology services; and the
    21  commissioner of taxation and finance. Six  additional  members,  all  of
    22  whom shall be aging not-for-profits, organizations, or service providers
    23  and  consumers  representing  the  aging community shall be appointed to
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09786-03-7

        S. 5415--A                          2
 
     1  serve a term of three years as follows: two by the  temporary  president
     2  of  the  senate, two by the speaker of the assembly, one by the minority
     3  leader of the senate, and one by the minority leader  of  the  assembly.
     4  Such additional members shall be broadly representative of consumers and
     5  providers  when making such appointments. Members of the committee shall
     6  receive no salary.
     7    2. The committee shall have the following powers and duties:
     8    (a) Develop a statewide survey to identify where there  are  gaps  and
     9  barriers  to  access  to  services  for the elderly. The committee shall
    10  develop recommendations for the distribution of the survey  to  reach  a
    11  representative  sample  of the senior population in New York to identify
    12  trends in areas including, but not limited to, mental  health  services,
    13  transportation, public health and housing.
    14    (b) Develop a simplified senior application for need-based programs in
    15  the state that seniors may qualify for.
    16    (c)  Coordinate  with  local  offices  for the aging to supplement the
    17  simplified senior application as articulated in paragraph  (b)  of  this
    18  subdivision to create regional specific addendums including applications
    19  for  public  transportation, wellness programs, emergency contact forms,
    20  and other regionally-specific programs.
    21    (d) Develop an online application tool to be utilized by a  designated
    22  lead  agency  to supply the simplified senior application as articulated
    23  in paragraph (b) of this subdivision for consumers on the internet.
    24    (e) Make recommendations to the office for data sharing  across  agen-
    25  cies  with the intent to track enrollment and identify trends in service
    26  needs.
    27    (f) Develop a standard medical expense deduction worksheet for seniors
    28  as well as informational materials  regarding  qualifying  expenses  for
    29  certain needs-based programs.
    30    (g)   Make  recommendations  regarding  simplified  certification  and
    31  re-certification procedures across programs to establish eligibility.
    32    (h) Develop informational materials and a public awareness campaign to
    33  disseminate general information about the availability of  services  for
    34  the  elderly,  including recommendations for distributing information to
    35  families or caregivers.
    36    (i) Develop recommendations to target and distribute simplified appli-
    37  cations to New York seniors.
    38    3. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the committee or its members
    39  from pursuing federal funding to implement any of the provisions in this
    40  section.
    41    4. The committee shall meet as necessary to carry out  its  functions,
    42  powers,  and  duties,  but  such meetings shall occur at least once each
    43  quarter.
    44    5. The committee shall provide a report to the governor, the temporary
    45  president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, and the chairs  of
    46  the aging committees in the senate and the assembly on or before Septem-
    47  ber  first of each year, beginning in two thousand eighteen. Such report
    48  shall summarize the committee's activity during the preceding  year  and
    49  shall  detail  legislative recommendations appropriate to effectuate the
    50  purposes of this section, and any other  recommendations  for  improving
    51  the  provision  of  services.  It  shall  include  information detailing
    52  increases in enrollment in needs based programs for seniors administered
    53  by the agencies listed in subdivision one of this section.  Such  report
    54  shall  also include a proposed agenda consisting of specific issues that
    55  the committee plans to address during the following fiscal year.

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     1    6. Members of the committee shall  be  appointed  within  ninety  days
     2  after  the  effective  date  of this section, however, the committee may
     3  proceed with their business and effectuating the duties of this  section
     4  in ninety days without regard to the completion of the appointment proc-
     5  ess.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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