Directs the office of victims services to consult with the office for the aging in establishing a program for home visitation for elderly and invalid victims of violent crime.
Ayes (6): Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Nays (8): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie
TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/30/11 An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of a home visitation program for elderly and invalid victims of violent crime
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create a volunteer program of home visitation to elderly and invalid victims of violent crime, in consultation with the NYS Office for the Aging.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 9 of section 623 of the Executive Law. Provides that the New York State Office for the Aging shall be consulted in order to promote the establishment of a volunteer program of home visitation to elderly and invalid victims of violent crime.
Section 2: Effective Date.
CURRENT LAW: Executive Law; Article 22, Office of Victim Services; Section 623, Powers and Duties of Office; Subdivision 9
JUSTIFICATION: This bill would enable the State Office for the Aging to be consulted in the establishment and maintenance of a special investigative unit that expedites claims of senior citizens and special emergency situations involving elderly and invalid victims of violent crimes. This unit also would be charged with the establishment of a volunteer home visitation program for these victims.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011: S.3559 Notice of Committee Consideration Requested/A.5439 Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3559 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 25, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of a home visitation program for elderly and invalid victims of violent crime THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 623 of the executive law, as amended by section 8 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 9. To establish and maintain a special investigative unit to expedite processing of claims by senior citizens and special emergency situ- ations, and to promote, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, the establishment of a volunteer program of home visitation to elderly and invalid victims of violent crime. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08414-01-1