Budget Support Letter

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative, NYSCAL Priority Alert

Included within both the Senate’s 2015-16 one-house Budget are several proposals that are beneficial to New York’s assisted living providers.

Given the April 1st deadline to complete the Budget, please contact your Senator and Assemblyperson A.S.A.P. by personalizing the attached support letter, placing it on facility letterhead and faxing it to their respective Albany offices. If you are not familiar with your Senator or Assemblyperson, they may be found at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/search/ and http://www.nysenate.gov/ by typing in your zip code.

Additionally, please personalize the attached letter and fax it to the following legislators:

Speaker Carl Heastie, 932 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-455-5459
Senator David Carlucci, 311 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-426-6737
Senator Hannon, 420 Capitol, f) 518-426-6954
Senator Catharine Young, 307 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-426-6905
Senator Gustavo Rivera, 408 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-426-6858
Senator Martin Golden, 409 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-426-6910
Senator David Valesky, 512 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-426-6885
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, 716 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-455-5576
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, 824 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-455-5738
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, 844 Legislative Building, f) 518-455-5173
Assemblyman Andrew Raia, 629 Legislative Office Building, f) 518-455-5804

The proposals referenced in the support letter include the following:

  • Increase the Supplemental Security Income rate for Adult Care Facilities (S.4206, Part I, Sections 1 & 2); and
  • Restore the approximately $6.5 million in funding that sustains the Enhancing the Quality of Adult Living or “EQUAL” Program (S.4207, Part A, Section 6).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President & Counsel, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25