Authorizes a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities, including, but not limited to, liability and motor vehicle insurance.
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the elder law, in relation to authorizing a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision 10 to section 203 of the elder law, to authorize the State office for the aging to establish, operate, coordinate, encourage the development of, and/or maintain, or to contract for the operation of a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities, including but not limited to liability and vehicle insurance on behalf of entities, programs, and services for the aging over which it has jurisdiction, oversight, or other contractual relationship.
The ability to pool purchasing requests for automobile and liability insurance should result in lower costs for those entities under the jurisdiction of SOFA. Note that this does not require that SOFA establish a pool, only that it help in the creation of such pool or pools.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6964 - 2007-08 Referred to Aging, Committed to Rules S.2026 - 2009-10 Referred to Aging, Third Reading
Subject to appropriations.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2174 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, JOHNSON -- 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 authorizing a pooled purchasing program for certain services and commodities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 203 of the elder law, as added by chapter 48 of the laws of 2007, is amended and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows:
9. The director of the office for the aging is hereby authorized, to the extent appropriations are available therefor, to establish, oper- ate and maintain, under the control of the office for the aging or in conjunction with an association, institution, agency, or other public or private entity, or community program engaged in the care of animals, one or more senior pet companionship programs. The purpose and intent of a senior pet companionship program shall be to match seniors who have limited social contact with pets, including cats and dogs and other small animals, to improve the lives of such seniors by enhancing their emotional and mental well-being through such companionship. 10. IN ADDITION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWO OF THIS TITLE, THE OFFICE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, COORDINATE, ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF, AND/OR MAINTAIN, OR TO CONTRACT WITH OTHER NOT-FOR-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT OR PUBLIC ENTITIES ON BEHALF OF THOSE ENTITIES, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING OVER WHICH IT HAS JURISDICTION, OVERSIGHT, OR OTHER CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP, FOR THE OPERATION OF A POOLED PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN SERVICES AND COMMODITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIABILITY AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE, AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE OFFICE AFTER CONSULTA- TION WITH THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE AGING AND OTHERS. THE OFFICE SHALL ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH POOLED PURCHASING PROGRAMS IN WHICH IT IS INVOLVED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04183-01-1