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A03143 Summary:

BILL NOA03143A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03657-B
 
SPONSORAbinanti
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Establishes the aging in place task force, and provides for its powers and duties.
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A03143 Actions:

BILL NOA03143A
 
01/28/2019referred to aging
04/04/2019amend and recommit to aging
04/04/2019print number 3143a
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A03143 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3143A
 
SPONSOR: Abinanti
  TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to establishing the aging in place task force, and providing for its powers and duties   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish an aging in place task force to study how the state can encourage aging in place.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill establishes the aging in place task force with the office for the aging to study how the state can encourage aging in place including, but not limited to, an examination of: (a) infrastructure and transportation improvements, (b) zoning changes to facilitate home care, (c) enhanced nutrition programs and delivery options, (d) improved fraud and abuse protections, (e) expansion of home medical care options, (f) tax incentives, and (g) incentives for private insurance. Section 2 provides that the aging in place task force shall consist of a total of fourteen members and shall include: the commissioner of the state office of temporary and disability assistance or his or her desig- nee; the director of the office for the aging or his or her designee; the chairperson and ranking member of the standing senate and assembly committees of aging or his or her designee; two people appointed by the governor; two people appointed by the temporary president of the senate; ; one person appointed by the minority leader of the senate; two people appointed by the speaker of the assembly; and one person appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. The chairperson and ranking members of the standing senate and assembly committees of aging and the appointees of the temporary president of the senate, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly may be members of the legislature. All appointments to the aging in place task force shall be made no later than thirty days after the effective date of this act and any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. Section 3 provides that there shall be two chairpersons selected from among the members of the aging in place task force. One chairperson shall be selected by the temporary president of the senate and one chairperson shall be selected by the speaker of the assembly. Such chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held no later than sixty days after the effective date of this act. Section 4 provides that the members of the aging in place task force shall serve without compensation, except that members shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this act. Section 5 provides that the office for the aging shall provide the aging in place task force with such facilities, assistance, and data as will enable such task force to carry out its powers and duties. Addi- tionally, all other departments or agencies of the state or subdivisions thereof shall, at the request of the chairpersons, provide such task force with such facilities, assistance, and data as will enable such task force to carry out its powers and duties. Section 6 provides that the aging in place task force shall issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the governor, the tempo- rary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than January 1, 2021. Section 7 provides that the aging in place task force shall terminate on the date that it submits the report required in section six of this act or December 31, 2020, whichever is later. Section 8 is the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION: The amended legislation reduces the membership of the task force from sixteen to fourteen members.   JUSTIFICATION: According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) the number of Americans who want to remain in their homes for the rest of their lives, to "age in place", is greater than 80%. The Center for Disease control defines "aging in place" as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." Often as people age, the houses they have raised families in no longer meet their changing needs. One of the greatest concerns they have is that they may have to leave their home. Whether for physical, monetary or geographic reasons, much of the aging population will face this issue. Moving from one's home may mean leaving a comfortable living space, family, a familiar community and memories. In addition, many feel a loss of control when giving up their home. Leaving one's home out of necessity rather than choice can lead to a loss of dignity, qual- ity of life and independence and a sense of security. Additionally, as health care costs rise and stays at hospitals or even transitional care gets shorter, the aging population must decide how they want to spend their life's savings. The aging in place task force will examine the various issues that need to be addressed to support and encourage senior citizens who want to age in place and provide a written report and recommendations based on this examination.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18 A3625 referred to aging; same as S7250 (Kennedy); 2015-16: A2123A referred to aging; same as S566A (Latimer) referred to aging   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03143 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         3143--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on Aging -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
          as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT relating to establishing the  aging  in  place  task  force,  and
          providing for its powers and duties

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Aging in place task  force.  There  is  hereby  established
     2  within  the  office  for  the  aging  an  aging in place task force. The
     3  purpose of the task force shall be to study how the state can  encourage
     4  aging in place including, but not limited to, an examination of:
     5    (a) infrastructure and transportation improvements;
     6    (b) zoning changes to facilitate home care;
     7    (c) enhanced nutrition programs and delivery options;
     8    (d) improved fraud and abuse protections;
     9    (e) expansion of home medical care options;
    10    (f) tax incentives; and
    11    (g) incentives for private insurance.
    12    §  2.  The aging in place task force shall consist of a total of four-
    13  teen members and shall include: the commissioner of the state office  of
    14  temporary and disability assistance or his or her designee; the director
    15  of  the office for the aging or his or her designee; the chairperson and
    16  ranking member of the standing senate and assembly committees  of  aging
    17  or his or her designee; two people appointed by the governor; two people
    18  appointed by the temporary president of the senate; one person appointed
    19  by the minority leader of the senate; two people appointed by the speak-
    20  er  of  the assembly; and one person appointed by the minority leader of
    21  the assembly. The chairperson and ranking members of the standing senate
    22  and assembly committees of aging and the  appointees  of  the  temporary
    23  president  of  the senate, minority leader of the senate, speaker of the
    24  assembly and minority leader of the  assembly  may  be  members  of  the
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04197-05-9

        A. 3143--A                          2
 
     1  legislature.  All appointments to the aging in place task force shall be
     2  made no later than thirty days after the effective date of this act. Any
     3  vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.
     4    §  3.  There shall be two chairpersons selected from among the members
     5  of the aging in place task force. One chairperson shall be  selected  by
     6  the  temporary  president  of  the  senate  and one chairperson shall be
     7  selected by the speaker of the assembly. Such chairperson shall schedule
     8  the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held no  later  than
     9  sixty days after the effective date of this act.
    10    §  4. The members of the aging in place task force shall serve without
    11  compensation, except that members shall be allowed their  necessary  and
    12  actual  expenses  incurred in the performance of their duties under this
    13  act.
    14    § 5. The office for the aging shall provide the aging  in  place  task
    15  force  with  such  facilities,  assistance, and data as will enable such
    16  task force to carry out its powers and duties. Additionally,  all  other
    17  departments  or  agencies of the state or subdivisions thereof shall, at
    18  the request of the chairpersons,  provide  such  task  force  with  such
    19  facilities, assistance, and data as will enable such task force to carry
    20  out its powers and duties.
    21    §  6.  The aging in place task force shall issue a report of its find-
    22  ings and recommendations to the governor, the temporary president of the
    23  senate and the speaker of the assembly no later than January 1, 2022.
    24    § 7. The aging in place task force shall terminate on the date that it
    25  submits the report required in section six of this act or  December  31,
    26  2021, whichever is later.
    27    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately.
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