NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2074
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to desig-
nated agencies in the city of Yonkers
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the law enabling cities with
a population of one hundred and sixty thousand people or more to be
designated as an area agency on the aging.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 541 of the
executive law to allow any city with a population of one hundred and
sixty thousand people or more to be designated as an area agency on
aging pursuant to the 1965 federal older Americans act.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, senior citizen funding is allocated by a
county area agency on the aging. This measure would give cities such as
Yonkers, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, which are larger than many
counties, the ability to receive direct funding for programs for the
aging. Since cities such as Yonkers contain a growing population of
senior citizens this should lead to an increase in funding and available
programs for a population with significant unmet needs.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 01/18/13referred to governmental operations
01/08/14referred to governmental operations
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:; None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 15, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to designated agencies in the
city of Yonkers
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 214 of the elder
2 law is amended to read as follows:
3 (a) "Designated agency" shall mean an agency which is designated by
4 the chief executive officer of the county if there be one, or otherwise
5 the governing board of such county, or the chief executive officer of
6 the city of New York or the city of Yonkers, or the governing board of
7 an Indian tribal council; which is either a unit of county government or
8 the city of New York or an Indian tribal organization or a private non-
9 profit agency, and which is the area agency on aging created pursuant to
10 the federal older Americans act of 1965.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.