Bill Text: NY S00307 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Directs the division of veterans' affairs to establish and operate an electronic database of the number of openings in each of the 4 state veterans' homes and the number of persons on the waiting list for each such veterans' home.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-06-12 - referred to veterans' affairs [S00307 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S00307-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 4, 2017
        Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, CROCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland
          Security and Military Affairs -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
          to  directing the division of veterans' affairs to establish and oper-
          ate a publicly accessible electronic database of the  availability  of
          openings for admission to state veterans' homes
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 353 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 24 to read as follows:
     3    24. To, in consultation and cooperation with the department of health,
     4  establish and operate an internet website electronic database,  accessi-
     5  ble  to  the public, which provides the number of available openings for
     6  eligible individuals at each state veterans' home operated  pursuant  to
     7  article  twenty-six-A  of the public health law. In addition, such elec-
     8  tronic database shall, for each such veterans' home, provide the  number
     9  of eligible individuals who are on the waiting list for admission to the
    10  state  veterans'  home.  The division and the department of health shall
    11  jointly ensure that the information posted on  the  electronic  database
    12  established  pursuant to this subdivision is maintained and updated on a
    13  real time basis as such information changes.
    14    § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2636  to
    15  read as follows:
    16    § 2636. State veterans' home electronic database. The department shall
    17  fully  cooperate with the division of veterans' affairs to establish and
    18  operate the electronic database provided for in subdivision  twenty-four
    19  of  section  three hundred fifty-three of the executive law, and provide
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  information relating to the state veterans' homes operated  pursuant  to
     2  this article to such division on a real time basis.
     3    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law. Provided, however that, effective immediate-
     5  ly, any actions necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its
     6  effective  date are authorized and directed to be completed on or before
     7  such date.