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A03287 Summary:

BILL NOA03287
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03738
 
SPONSORDilan
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2823, Pub Health L
 
Relates to including senior citizens as vulnerable populations eligible for supportive housing.
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A03287 Actions:

BILL NOA03287
 
01/22/2021referred to health
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A03287 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3287
 
SPONSOR: Dilan
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to including senior citizens as vulnerable populations eligible for supportive housing programs   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To include senior citizens in the Supportive Housing Program.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Relates to including senior citizens as vulnerable populations eligible for supportive housing.   JUSTIFICATION: With the loss of federal funding for any new Section 202 Program devel- opments, a gap in supportive housing for senior citizens has been created as baby boomers retire. This bill would amend Section 2823 of the public health law to add senior citizens to the definition of "vulnerable populations" that are eligible for the supportive housing development program.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately,
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A03287 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3287
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. DILAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  including  senior
          citizens  as  vulnerable  populations  eligible for supportive housing
          programs
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 2823 of the public health law, as added by section
     2  1 of part D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    § 2823. Supportive housing development program. 1. For the purposes of
     5  this section "eligible applicant" shall mean (a) a unit of local govern-
     6  ment, or (b) a not-for-profit corporation that has been in existence for
     7  a  period of at least one year prior to application and has been engaged
     8  in supportive housing  programs  for  vulnerable  populations,  such  as
     9  senior  citizens.  Senior  citizens  shall be defined in this section to
    10  mean any person sixty-two years of age or older.
    11    2. Grants provided pursuant to this section shall be used only to fund
    12  housing development activities and other general programmatic activities
    13  to help ensure a stable system  of  supportive  housing  for  vulnerable
    14  persons, including senior citizens, in the community. Reinvestment funds
    15  for  supportive housing for vulnerable populations, such as senior citi-
    16  zens, which are general  fund  savings  directly  related  to  inpatient
    17  hospital  and  nursing home bed decertification and/or facility closure,
    18  shall be allocated annually by the commissioner based upon the following
    19  criteria:
    20    (a) the efficiency and effectiveness of the use  of  funding  for  the
    21  development  of  adequate  and  accessible housing to support vulnerable
    22  persons, such as senior citizens, in the community and to ensure  access
    23  to supports necessary to maximize expected outcomes; and
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04828-01-1

        A. 3287                             2
 
     1    (b)  other  relevant  factors  relating to the maintenance of existing
     2  supportive housing and the development of  new  supportive  housing  and
     3  associated services.
     4    3.  The  commissioner  shall establish an application process by which
     5  eligible applicants may apply for a grant under this section. The appli-
     6  cation shall include:
     7    (a) the  geographic  area  in  which  the  housing/services  shall  be
     8  provided;
     9    (b) a detailed description of the housing/services to be provided;
    10    (c)  a  plan  for  the  efficient and effective use of funding for the
    11  development of adequate and accessible  housing  to  support  vulnerable
    12  persons, including senior citizens, in the community;
    13    (d)  other  relevant  factors  relating to the need for maintenance of
    14  existing supportive housing and the development of new supportive  hous-
    15  ing and associated services; and
    16    (e)  any  other  information  that the commissioner deems relevant and
    17  appropriate.
    18    4. Grantees under this section shall file an annual  report  with  the
    19  commissioner,  in  such  form  and with such information and data as the
    20  commissioner prescribes detailing the expenditure  of  grant  funds.  In
    21  addition,   the   commissioner  is  authorized  and  empowered  to  make
    22  inspections and examine records of any entity funded pursuant to  subdi-
    23  vision  two of this section. Such examination shall include all medical,
    24  service and financial records, receipts, disbursements, contracts, loans
    25  and other moneys relating to the financial operation of the provider.
    26    5. The amount of supportive housing development reinvestment funds for
    27  the department shall be subject to annual appropriation.  The  methodol-
    28  ogies  used  to  calculate the savings shall be developed by the commis-
    29  sioner and the director of the budget. In no event shall the full annual
    30  value of supportive housing development reinvestment programs  attribut-
    31  able  to  inpatient hospital and nursing home bed decertification and/or
    32  facility closure exceed the twelve month  value  of  the  department  of
    33  health  general  fund  reductions  resulting  from  such decertification
    34  and/or facility closure.
    35    6. The annual supportive housing  development  reinvestment  appropri-
    36  ation  shall  reflect a proportion of the amount of general fund savings
    37  resulting from subdivision five of this section. Within any fiscal  year
    38  where appropriation increases are recommended for the supportive housing
    39  development  reinvestment  program,  insofar  as projected bed decertif-
    40  ication and/or facility closures do not occur as estimated, and  general
    41  fund  savings do not result, then the reinvestment appropriations may be
    42  reduced in the next year's annual budget itemization.
    43    7. No provision in this section shall create or be  deemed  to  create
    44  any right, interest or entitlement to services or funds that are subject
    45  to  this section, or to any other services or funds, whether to individ-
    46  uals, localities, providers or others, individually or collectively.
    47    8. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations, and  may  promulgate
    48  emergency regulations, to effectuate the provisions of this section.
    49    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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