Relates to the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development program.
Ayes (57): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Perkins
Excused (3): Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development program
To provide counties with cities that have a population of less than one million people access to supportive housing development funds.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would direct no less than ten million dollars of grants from the supportive housing development fund to be allocated to counties with cities that have populations of less than one million people.
Many upstate New York nursing homes have residents that could live in an independent setting if they had access to support services. These residents are living in nursing homes not because they need that level of care, but because they have no other housing choice. The result is that Medicaid is paying for a level of service that is not needed.
In the Governor's Medicaid Redesign Team's Multi-Year Action Plan, a number of issues were addressed, including the need for availability of affordable supportive housing to alleviate populations living in institutional settings (Multi-Year Plan, page 25). The plan recognizes that this is a significant area for Medicaid cost-reduction.
To date, none of the supportive housing development funds have been allocated to any upstate New York projects.
This is a new bill.
This legislation generates cost-savings to the Medicaid program.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7305 IN SENATE May 9, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the allocation of funds under the supportive housing development program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 2823 of the public health law is renumbered subdivision 9 and a new subdivision 8 is added to read as follows: 8. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO LESS THAN TEN MILLION DOLLARS OF GRANTS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO PROJECTS IN COUNTIES WITH CITIES THAT HAVE POPULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14752-01-4