senate Bill S452

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Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social services districts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.574
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.654
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 09 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9720
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.212
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 21 / Sep / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Oct / 2012
    • VETOED MEMO.163

Summary

Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social services districts.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9720
Versions:
S452
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §95, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7941, A8927

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BILL NUMBER:S452 REVISED 05/09/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the social services law, in relation to distribution of
federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social
services districts

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would add a new subdivision 12 to Section 95 of the Social
Services Law to allow the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
to restrict the use or retain 5% of the total award of any federal Food
Stamp bonuses when distributing such bonuses to local social services
district It would permit OTDA to retain or place restrictions on more
than 5% of the funds, if it consults with local social services
districts in determining the use of funds. Further, the distribution
formula used to distribute the remaining funds to local social services
districts would be based on each local district's contribution towards
acquiring the bonus. These funds could be spent by the local district
for any food and nutrition purpose consistent with the districts legal
authority.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, the state has the discretion to determine how Federal Food
Stamp bonus awards are allocated to local districts. Although the state
has historically passed on a majority of bonus money to local districts
to used at their own discretion, it has recently changed its practice.
In order for a local district to receive any of the most recent bonus
money awarded to the state, each local district is required to file a
plan for the use of the funds with Office of Temporary and Disability
Assistance (OTDA). OTDA offers guidance on appropriate, recommended uses
of the funds, and discretion on how to file a "Plan for Use" applica-
tion. The latest federal bonus equaled $9.8 million of which $7 Million
is identified for distribution to the localities that submit a "Plan of
Use." Basically, OTDA is determining the use of the entire bonus amount
that came to the state even though the bonus was awarded due to the
efforts of local districts.

Strong performance in various areas of program implementation and devel-
opment by local social services districts contribute to the State's
overall success in the food stamp program. Local social services
districts should therefore receive a proportionate amount of and federal
Food Stamp bonuses awarded based on their individual contributions.

FISCAL IMPLICATION:
None, the state was planning on awarding the bonuses anyway.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   452

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- 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 distribution of
  federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to  local  social
  services districts

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

  Section 1. Section 95 of the social services law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  (A)  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS OF LAW NOTWITHSTANDING, IN THE
EVENT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS A BONUS BECAUSE OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICTS'  PERFORMANCE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF FOOD STAMP BENEFITS,
THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL  DISTRIBUTE  THE
BONUS AS FOLLOWS:
  (I)  THE  OFFICE  OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN OR
PLACE LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE  ENTIRE  BONUS.  THE
OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN, OR PLACE LIMI-
TATIONS  ON  THE  USE  OF  AN  ADDITIONAL  PORTION  OF THE ENTIRE BONUS,
PROVIDED THAT THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  SHALL
DETERMINE  THE  USE  OF  THIS  ADDITIONAL RETAINED OR LIMITED PORTION IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS.
  (II) ANY PORTION OF THE BONUS THAT IS NOT RETAINED OR LIMITED  IN  USE
BY THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO SUBPAR-
AGRAPH  (I)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICTS IN PROPORTION TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS ACQUIRING
THE BONUS AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE.
  (B)  FUNDS  DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (A)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION  MAY  BE  EXPENDED  BY  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT FOR ANY FOOD AND NUTRITION PURPOSE CONSISTENT WITH ITS AUTHORI-
TY UNDER LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00719-01-1

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