Allows consideration of in-kind support when determining grantees of the naturally occurring retirement communities supportive service program.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
BILL NUMBER:S7512A REVISED 05/10/10
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to considering in-kind support in determining grantees of the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow NORCs to count in-kind contributions toward their required match of state funds.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends paragraphs (d) and (k) of subdivision 4 of section 209 of the elder law to permit NORCs to count in-kind contributions toward the required match of state funds matching funds to the extent matching funds are not available and only upon approval by the State Office for the Aging.
Section 2 amends subparagraph (6) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5-a of section 209 of the elder law to permit Neighborhood NORCs to count in-kind contributions toward the required match of state funds matching funds to the extent matching funds are not available and only upon approval by the State Office for the Aging.
JUSTIFICATION: Naturally occurring retirement communities act as an essential social network for communities which formed together and aged together throughout New York. These programs have provided incalculable financial savings to the state and local governments of New York by ensuring that seniors remain vibrant, active members of their community. This bill would allow for the inclusion of in-kind contributions by members and supports of the NORC to count in order to access matching funds made available by the New York State Office for the Aging.
The current financial situation has made it more difficult for community based groups and NORCs to solicit monetary contributions. Allowing NORCs to use in-kind support would diminish the burden placed upon them by allowing the provision of non-monetary goods and services to serve as contributions to NORC activities and enable the organizations to access matching funds.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This Act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7512--A IN SENATE April 16, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sens. DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to considering in-kind support in determining grantees of the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (d) and (k) of subdivision 4 of section 209 of the elder law are amended to read as follows: (d) the financial OR IN-KIND support required to be provided to the project by the owners, managers and residents of the housing develop- ment; provided, however, that such criteria need not address whether the funding is public or private, or the source of such support; (k) a requirement that any aid provided pursuant to this section be matched by an equal amount, IN-KIND SUPPORT OF EQUAL VALUE, OR SOME COMBINATION THEREOF from other sources, PROVIDED THAT SUCH IN-KIND SUPPORT TO BE UTILIZED ONLY UPON APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT MATCHING FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, and that at least twenty- five percent of such amount be contributed by the housing development governing body or other owners or managers and residents of the apart- ment buildings and housing complexes in which the project is proposed; and S 2. Subparagraph 6 of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5-a of section 209 of the elder law, as added by section 2 of part E of chapter 58 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (6) a requirement that the applicant commit to raising matching funds, IN-KIND SUPPORT, OR SOME COMBINATION THEREOF from non-state sources
[of], PROVIDED THAT SUCH IN-KIND SUPPORT BE UTILIZED ONLY UPON APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT MATCHING FUNDS ARE NOT AVAIL- ABLE, EQUAL TO fifteen percent of the state grant in the second year after the program is approved, twenty-five percent in the third year, forty percent in the fourth year, and fifty percent in the fifth year,EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15415-03-0 S. 7512--A 2
and further commit that in each year, twenty-five percent of such required matching funds, IN-KIND SUPPORT, OR COMBINATION THEREOF be raised within the community served. Such local community matching funds, IN-KIND SUPPORT, OR COMBINATION THEREOF shall include but not be limited to: dues, fees for service, individual and community contributions, and such other funds as the advisory committee and the director shall deem appropriate; S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.