Relates to the inclusion of the office for the aging in the disaster preparedness commission.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the inclusion of the office for the aging in the disaster preparedness commission
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To add the New York Slate Office for the Aging to the list of agencies that can appoint an officer to represent the agency on the disaster preparedness commission.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 21 of the executive law.
Section 2 sets the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: The Executive had created a Disaster Preparedness Commission which would coordinate a plan in the event of a disaster for numerous state agencies. The State Office for the Aging (SOFA) is currently not included in this commission. This bill would add SOFA to the commission therefore making SOFA part of this state-wide coordination effort.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12- A.5437A - Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5388 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the inclusion of the office for the aging in the disaster preparedness commission THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 21 of the executive law, as sepa- rately amended by section 2 of part G and section 7 of part O of chapter 55 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 1. There is hereby created in the executive department a disaster preparedness commission consisting of the commissioners of transporta- tion, health, division of criminal justice services, education, economic development, agriculture and markets, housing and community renewal, general services, labor, environmental conservation, mental health, parks, recreation and historic preservation, corrections and community supervision, children and family services, homeland security and emer- gency services, and people with developmental disabilities, the presi- dent of the New York state energy research and development authority, the superintendents of state police and financial services, the secre- tary of state, the state fire administrator, the chair of the public service commission, the adjutant general, the office of information technology services, and the office of victim services, the chairs of the thruway authority, THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, the metropolitan trans- portation authority, the port authority of New York and New Jersey, the chief professional officer of the state coordinating chapter of the American Red Cross and three additional members, to be appointed by the governor, two of whom shall be chief executives. Each member agency may designate an executive level officer of that agency, with responsibility for disaster preparedness matters, who may represent that agency on the commission. The commissioner of the division of homeland security andEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01155-01-3 S. 5388 2
emergency services shall serve as chair of the commission, and the governor shall designate the vice chair of the commission. The members of the commission, except those who serve ex officio, shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this article but shall receive no additional compensation for services rendered pursuant to this article. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.