senate Bill S4098

Provides that certain persons living with HIV or AIDS shall not be required to pay more than 30% of the household income towards shelter costs

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  • 17 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1255
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • LOST
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RECOMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Provides that persons living with clinical/symptomatic HIV or AIDS, and who are receiving shelter assistance or an emergency shelter allowance, shall not be required to pay more than 30% of the household's monthly unearned and/or earned income towards shelter costs, including rent and utilities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6275
Versions:
S4098
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2664, A2565
2007-2008: A5473

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BILL NUMBER:S4098

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to limiting the percentage
of income payable towards shelter costs by persons with HIV or AIDS

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides that certain persons living with HIV or AIDS shall not be
required to pay more than 30% of the household income towards shelter
cost.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Section 131-a of the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 14: Those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS living
in emergency shelter facilities or living in housing which is
receiving monetary aid, shall not contribute anymore than thirty
percent of the household income to the total cost of living.

JUSTIFICATION:
The enactment of this bill would allow for those suffering from the
debilitating and terminal illnesses, AIDS and HIV and receiving
monetary assistance for their shelter, to contribute more of their
incomes to medical expenditures instead of to their housing costs.
Prior to these assisted living and shelter opportunities, many of
the participants with HIV and AIDS were homeless, or in danger of
becoming homeless, and therefore, unable to spend any of their time
or money on receiving medical treatments and an overall lifestyle
that would improve their health. Those with AIDS and HIV need to
focus their time and money primarily on daily survival needs as well
as getting and staying well.
This legislation would ensure that these in-need citizens would be
more able to receive medical treatments as well as maintain a proper
living situation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: S.2664 (Duane), Passed Senate; A.2565 (Glick), Died in Ways & Means
2010: S.2664 (Duane), A.2565 (Glick), Vetoed by Governor

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4098

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  limiting  the
  percentage of income payable towards shelter costs by persons with HIV
  or AIDS

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 131-a of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW, EACH PERSON LIVING
WITH CLINICAL/SYMPTOMATIC HIV ILLNESS OR AIDS WHO IS  RECEIVING  SHELTER
ASSISTANCE OR AN EMERGENCY SHELTER ALLOWANCE AND WHO RESIDES IN A HOUSE-
HOLD  THAT  RECEIVES UNEARNED AND/OR EARNED INCOME SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED
TO PAY MORE THAN THIRTY PERCENT  OF  THE  HOUSEHOLD'S  MONTHLY  UNEARNED
AND/OR EARNED INCOME TOWARDS SHELTER COSTS INCLUDING RENT AND UTILITIES,
WITH  THE  REMAINDER  PAID  BY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, LESS ANY FEDERAL FUNDS
WHICH ARE BEING USED BY THE  LOCALITIES  TO  PAY  FOR  HOUSING  ACCOMMO-
DATIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01136-01-1

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