Permits support from contiguous areas to provide required matching funds for grants under the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program.
Ayes (33): Kruger, Krueger, Stachowski, Oppenheimer, Montgomery, Duane, Parker, Stavisky, Dilan, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Breslin, Diaz, Espada, Klein, Perkins, Valesky, Peralta, DeFrancisco, Johnson O, Volker, Padavan, LaValle, Seward, Saland, Farley, Hannon, Larkin, Nozzolio, Leibell, Maziarz, Marcellino, Robach
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: S7513
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the elder law, in relation to matching funds for grants under the naturally occurring retirement community supportive service program
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To allow NORC's to raise matching funds from non-state sources and sources outside of the NORC supportive Services Boundary.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends Subparagraphs (6) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5-a of section § of the elder law to permit matching funds to be raised in neighborhoods contiguous to, but outside of the geographic NORC boundary.
JUSTIFICATION : NORC's provide non-medical support and opportunities for socialization for older New Yorkers that reside within its service area. Local community matching funds shall allow for dues, fees for service, individual and community contributions in order to remain viable. This would allow NORC's to diversify their revenue sources by raising money outside of the geographic boundary of the NORC. By expanding the pool of donors, NORC's will be able to generate more private money, and diminish the need for increase in state support in the short term and long term.
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 ________________________________________________________________________ 7513 IN SENATE April 16, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 matching funds for grants under 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. Paragraph (k) of subdivision 4 of section 209 of the elder law is amended to read as follows: (k) a requirement that any aid provided pursuant to this section be matched by an equal amount from other sources 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, OR SOURCES IN NEIGHBORHOODS CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED WHERE SERVICES MAY ALSO BE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION; 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 from non-state sources of 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, and further commit that in each year, twenty-five percent of such required matching funds be raised within the community served AND IN NEIGHBORHOODS CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED WHERE SERVICES MAY ALSO BE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION. Such local community matching funds 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15417-03-0