‘An Act To Create the Cabinet on Aging’
| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-682, Sponsored by
Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:
‘An Act To Create the Cabinet on Aging’
Amend the bill by striking out everything after the title and inserting the following:
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §3104-A, sub-§2, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2019, c. 383, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 5 MRSA §3104-A, sub-§2, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2019, c. 383, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA §3104-A, sub-§2, ¶F is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 5 MRSA §12004-L, sub-§14 is enacted to read:
|Cabinet on Aging||Not Authorized||5 MRSA §19151|
Sec. 5. 5 MRSA c. 441 is enacted to read:
CABINET ON AGING
§ 19151. Cabinet on Aging
(1) One member representing the business community;
(2) One member representing the health care industry;
(3) One member having expertise in technology and innovation;
(4) One member who is a municipal official;
(5) One member representing an entity whose work focuses on aging issues;
(6) One member who is a family caregiver; and
(7) One member representing a statewide advocacy organization advocating on behalf of older adults.
In making appointments under this paragraph, the Governor shall ensure that rural and urban areas are represented.
§ 19152. Solicit state agency and public information and participation
The cabinet may solicit information and participation from state agencies and members of the public as determined necessary by the cabinet. State agencies shall provide the cabinet, subject to available resources, information, suggestions and statistics to enable the cabinet to perform its duties.
§ 19153. State agency cooperation
State agencies shall cooperate with the cabinet in carrying out the duties in section 19151, subsection 8 including providing information, suggestions and statistics. A state agency proposing to develop, establish, conduct or administer a program relating to aging or older adults or their family care partners shall consult with the cabinet prior to carrying out such action and keep the cabinet informed on the implementation of the program.
§ 19154. Report
The cabinet shall report on its deliberations and any recommendations by March 1st of each odd-numbered year to the Governor and any joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the report.
Sec. 6. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §9, is further amended to read:
Sec. 7. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §9, is further amended to read:
Sec. 8. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§13, as amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §9, is further amended to read:
Sec. 9. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§15, as enacted by PL 1973, c. 793, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 10. 22 MRSA §5106, sub-§16 is enacted to read:
Sec. 11. Statute review; report. The Cabinet on Aging in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 19151, section 1, referred to as "the cabinet" in this section, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and designees selected by the cabinet and commissioner shall review those provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes governing policy, planning and oversight related to older adults, including, but not limited to, Title 22. The purpose of the review is to develop proposed legislation to correct any inconsistencies in law that result from this Act. By November 30, 2020, the cabinet shall submit proposed legislation developed pursuant to this section to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters may report out a bill relating to the proposed legislation to the First Regular Session of the 130th Legislature.
Sec. 12. Staggered terms. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 19151, subsection 4, the initial appointment of members to the Cabinet on Aging made by the Governor pursuant to section 19151, subsection 2, paragraph J, must be for staggered terms such that 50% of the initial members must be appointed for an initial term of one year and 50% must be appointed for an initial term of 2 years.
Sec. 13. Convening of Cabinet on Aging. The Commissioner of Health and Human Services shall convene the Cabinet on Aging in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 19151, subsection 1 within 45 days after the effective date of this Act.’
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment replaces the bill. It creates the Cabinet on Aging to promote intergovernmental collaboration in meeting aging policy objectives and managing the coordination of multiple-agency initiatives related to the needs of older adults in the State. The Cabinet on Aging will provide input to the Department of Health and Human Services on the department's comprehensive state plan for Maine's aging population and incapacitated and dependent adults and on the new state plan on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
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