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S01303 Summary:

BILL NO    S01303 

SAME AS    SAME AS A00880

SPONSOR    DUANE

COSPNSR    MONTGOMERY

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS213 & 203, Eld L

Requires the state office for the aging to report on the delivery of services
to and needs of traditionally underserved populations in their annual report to
the governor and legislature.
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S01303 Text:

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

                                         1303

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    January 6, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

       AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to adding a  requirement  for
         the  state  office for the aging to report on the delivery of services
         to and needs of traditionally underserved populations in their  annual
         report to the governor and legislature

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

    1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 213 of the  elder
    2  law is amended to read as follows:
    3    (c)  Include  [recommendation] RECOMMENDATIONS for expanding or repli-
    4  cating service programs that have been determined effective  in  helping
    5  needy  elderly  remain  in  the  community  and  to  avoid institutional
    6  care[.], INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  TRADITIONALLY  UNDERSERVED  AGED
    7  POPULATIONS,  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, POPULATIONS BASED ON RACE,
    8  CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR
    9  EXPRESSION,  MILITARY  STATUS, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, FAMILIAL
   10  STATUS, AND LANGUAGE; AND
   11    S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 213 of  the  elder  law  is  amended  by
   12  adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
   13    (D) ASSESS THE PROGRESS, PROBLEMS, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROVISIONS
   14  OF  SERVICES  TO  OLDER  PERSONS  BY PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE
   15  DELIVERED TO TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
   16  LIMITED  TO,  AGED POPULATIONS BASED ON ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED RACE, CREED,
   17  COLOR,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,   GENDER   IDENTITY   OR
   18  EXPRESSION,  MILITARY  STATUS, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, FAMILIAL
   19  STATUS, LANGUAGE, OR PEOPLE WHO ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
   20  OR IS PERCEIVED TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY OF THESE TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED
   21  POPULATIONS.
   22    S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 213 of  the  elder  law  is  amended  by
   23  adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD00689-01-1
       S. 1303                             2

    1    (K)  A  REPORT ON THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED AGED
    2  POPULATIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, POPULATIONS BASED ON  ACTUAL
    3  OR  PERCEIVED  RACE,  CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
    4  GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, MILITARY  STATUS,  SEX,  MARITAL  STATUS,
    5  DISABILITY, FAMILIAL STATUS, AND LANGUAGE.
    6    S 4.  Subdivision 8 of section 203 of the elder law, as added by chap-
    7  ter 48 of the laws of 2007, is renumbered subdivision 9 and a new subdi-
    8  vision 10 is added to read as follows:
    9    10.  THE  DIRECTOR  IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED, TO THE EXTENT APPROPRIATIONS
   10  ARE AVAILABLE THEREFOR, TO ESTABLISH GRANTS TO A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGAN-
   11  IZATION,  THROUGH  A  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS, TO PROVIDE TRAINING,
   12  OUTREACH AND EDUCATION TO AGENCIES, INDIVIDUALS  AND  OTHER  APPROPRIATE
   13  ENTITIES  WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANS-
   14  GENDER SENIOR POPULATIONS.
   15    S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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