Bill Text: NY S04108 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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 1-0)


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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
          ty and Military Affairs
        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
    20  information  relating  to the state veterans' homes operated pursuant to
    21  this article to such division on a real time basis.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 4108                             2
     1    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     2  it shall have become a law. Provided, however that, effective immediate-
     3  ly, any actions necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its
     4  effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on or  before
     5  such date.