Legislative Position Memos
Browse through LeadingAge New York's memos of support and opposition.
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Legislative Position MemosA.10017 (Cymbrowitz)/S.7866 (Little)
A.10017 (Cymbrowitz)/S.7866 (Little) would establish a dedicated Affordable Independent Senior Housing Assistance Program to bolster the State's historic commitment of $125 million in senior housing capital appropriations. Resident assistance provided under this program would include an array of optional services that promote independent living, allowing seniors to remain in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs and preferences and keeping them out of more costly levels of care. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- March 12, 2018
Legislative Position MemosA.9963 (Brindisi)/S.7743 (Serino)
A.9963 (Brindisi)/S.7743 (Serino) would increase the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rate in $4.00 per day increments, the first of which takes place on April 1, 2018, followed by increases on April 1 of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, for a total increase of $20.00 per day. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- February 15, 2018
Legislative Position MemosA.9562 (Lupardo)
A.9562 (Lupardo) would alter the Assisted Living Program (ALP) from a competitive process to a certificate of need (CON) process that awards beds based on demonstrated community need and allow existing ALP providers to add up to nine beds through an expedited process. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- January 24, 2018
Legislative Position MemosS.7225 (Peralta)
This bill establishes a schedule of fees for the use, maintenance and repair of air conditioners used by residents of adult homes. LeadingAge NY opposes this legislation.
- January 5, 2018
Legislative Position MemosA.2743 (Gottfried)
- A.2743 (Gottfried) would require an annual audit of facilities receiving funds under the EQUAL program, increase maximum civil penalties for ACF violations from $1,000 per day to $5,000 per violation per day, and authorize a pre-hearing suspension or limitation of an ACF’s operating certificate in cases of imminent danger to residents. While LeadingAge NY supports efforts to address egregious violations of resident rights and actions that bring harm to residents of adult care and assisted living facilities, we have concerns that this bill imposes unduly aggressive penalties for violations which already carry significant consequences.
- May 5, 2017
Legislative Position MemosS.5141-B (Little)
The final 2017-18 State Budget allocated $125 million for the development or rehabilitation of 100% senior housing, targeted to low income seniors aged 60 and above. LeadingAge NY and a coalition of senior housing organizations and advocates support S.5141-B (Little), which would establish an Affordable Senior Housing and Services Program with its own rules and scoring criteria. The program would also provide for optional basic healthy aging services for senior housing residents.
- May 4, 2017
Legislative Position MemosA.1612-A (Magnarelli)/S.6319 (Hannon) and A.1650 (Magnarelli)
The enacted state budget included substantial capital and operational funding for Medicaid providers through programs such as the Vital Access Provider (VAP) and Health Care Facility Transformation Program, but has excluded critical providers from potentially accessing those funds. A.1612-A (Magnarelli)/S.6319 (Hannon) and A.1650 (Magnarelli) would rectify this, and LeadingAge NY strongly supports these two bills.
- April 17, 2017
Legislative Position MemosA.6891 (Jenne)
A.6891 (Jenne) would allow Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs) who receive advanced training to administer medications in residential health care facilities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- March 27, 2017
Legislative Position MemosA.6450 (Schimminger)/S.5172 (Hannon)
This legislation would modify Articles 46 and 46-A of the Public Health Law in a way that would eliminate various barriers to the development, expansion, and efficient operation of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in New York State while preserving vitally important resident protections. LeadingAge NY supports this legislation.
- March 7, 2017
Legislative Position MemosA.6341 (Cymbrowitz)/S.535 (Young)
This bill would clarify that individuals living in senior housing have the right to access and obtain the same services that they would if they were an individual residing in the community, from the provider of their choosing. These services include personal care, home care, case management, technologies, and other community services that support them to live independently in the community.
- March 2, 2017
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