A07502 Summary:

BILL NO    A07502 

SAME AS    SAME AS S05346

SPONSOR    Gottfried

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S461-s, Soc Serv L

Relates to the use of EQUAL program funds for adult care facilities.
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A07502 Actions:

BILL NO    A07502 

05/13/2015 referred to health
05/19/2015 reported referred to ways and means
06/02/2015 reported referred to rules
06/09/2015 reported 
06/09/2015 rules report cal.152
06/09/2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.152
06/10/2015 passed assembly
06/10/2015 delivered to senate
06/10/2015 REFERRED TO HEALTH
06/10/2015 SUBSTITUTED FOR S5346
06/10/2015 PASSED SENATE
06/10/2015 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A07502 Votes:

A07502 06/10/2015 147/0
AbbateYClarkYGanttYKimYMorelleYRichardYStecY
AbinantYColtonYGarbariYKolbYMosleyYRiveraYSteckY
ArroyoYCookYGiglioYLalorYMoyaYRobertsYStirpeY
AubryYCorwinYGjonajYLavineYMurrayYRobinsoYTediscoY
BarclayYCrespoYGlickYLawrencYNojayYRodriguERTenneyY
BarrettYCrouchYGoldfedYLentolYNolanYRosenthYThieleY
BarronYCurranYGoodellYLiftonYOaksYRozicYTitoneY
BenedetYCusickYGottfriYLinaresYO'DonneYRussellYTitusER
BichottYCymbrowYGrafYLopezYOrtizYRyanYWalkerY
BlakeYDavilaYGuntherYLupardoYOtisYSaladinYWalterY
BlankenYDenDekkYHawleyYLupinacYPalmesaYSantabaYWeinsteY
BorelliYDilanYHevesiYMageeYPalumboYSchimelYWeprinY
BrabeneYDinowitYHikindYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYWoernerY
BraunstYDiPietrYHooperYMalliotYPeoplesYSeawrigYWozniakY
BrennanYDupreyYJaffeeYMarkeyYPerryYSepulveYWrightY
BrindisYEnglebrYJean-PiYMayerYPersaudYSilverYZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYJohnsYMcDonalYPichardYSimanowYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYJoynerYMcDonouYPretlowYSimonY
BuchwalYFinchYKaminskYMcKevitYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYKatzYMcLaughYRaYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYKavanagYMillerYRaiaYSkoufisY
CerettoYGalefYKearnsYMontesaYRamosYSolagesY

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A07502 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A7502

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the use of EQUAL
program funds for adult care facilities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

to clarify that EQUAL funds may be spent for qualifying expenses
incurred at any time during the fiscal year of the applicable EQUAL
award.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Would amend subdivision 4 of section 461-s of the social services law,
to authorize the use of EQUAL funds for expenses incurred at any time
during the fiscal year for which the funds were appropriated, provided
Resident Council approval is obtained for the expenditure. This section
would also delete the existing prohibition on using EQUAL funding for
retrospective expenses

JUSTIFICATION:

EQUAL funding often occurs late in the fiscal year. In the interim
between award and the receipt of funding, operators often cannot wait
until the actual issuance of the EQUAL funds to purchase items or
execute improvements that are the subject of the award. In such situ-
ations, the operator, with the resident council approval -- should be
able to apply the EQUAL funds retrospectively, to reimburse the already
paid-for project.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.
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A07502 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         7502

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     May 13, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
         Committee on Health

       AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the use of EQUAL
         program funds for adult care facilities

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 461-s of the social services law,
    2  as added by section 6 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2015,  is
    3  amended to read as follows:
    4    4.  EQUAL  program  funds shall not be expended for a facility's daily
    5  operating expenses, including employee salaries  or  benefits[,  or  for
    6  expenses  incurred retrospectively]. EQUAL PROGRAM FUNDS MAY BE USED FOR
    7  EXPENSES INCURRED AT ANY TIME DURING THE FISCAL YEAR FOR WHICH THE FUNDS
    8  WERE APPROPRIATED, PROVIDED THAT, CONSISTENT WITH SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
    9  THIS  SECTION, THE RESIDENTS' COUNCIL APPROVES SUCH EXPENDITURE PRIOR TO
   10  THE EXPENDITURE BEING INCURRED. EQUAL program  funds  may  be  used  for
   11  expenditures  related  to corrective action as required by an inspection
   12  report, provided such expenditure is consistent with  subdivision  three
   13  of this section.
   14    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD10919-01-5
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