senate Bill S2516A

Relates to the treatment of earned income of a dependent child under the age of 18 and income of a dependent 18-20 year old household member

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2516A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN

Summary

Relates to the treatment of the earned income of a dependent child under the age of 18 when determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1077A
Versions:
S2516
S2516A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §410-w, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4116A, A5843B

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BILL NUMBER:S2516A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to the treatment of earned income of a child under the age of 18 when
determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to establish uniform budgeting rules
across the State when determining a family's eligibility for child
care assistance, and the amount of the family share.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends § 410-w of the Social Services Law by
adding a new paragraph two requiring the income of a child under the
age of eighteen to be disregarded when determining eligibility for a
child care subsidy. Subdivisions 2,3,4,5 and 6 of section 410-w of the
social services law are renumbered.

Section two sets an effective date of immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill addresses the treatment of the earned income of teenagers in
households where the parent or caretaker of the teenager applies for a
child care subsidy on behalf of a younger child in the household. The
bill would make the treatment of earnings for children under the age
of 18 consistent with public assistance budgeting. Currently, social
services districts are free to develop differing budgeting rules for
older teens, so they vary from county to county.

When financial eligibility for a child care subsidy is determined, the
general rule is to look at the size of the household and the income of
those in the household. Currently state regulations only exempt the
earned income of a child under the age of 14 when determining
eligibility for a child care subsidy. This rule is inconsistent with
budgeting for cash public assistance programs, which disregards all of
the earned income of a child under the age of 18. This bill would
amend the Social Services Law to make child care budgeting consistent
with public assistance budgeting.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate.

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

                                 2516--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SAVINO, MONTGOMERY, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children
  and  Families  --  committee discharged and said bill committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the treatment of
  earned  income  of  a  child  under the age of 18 when determining the
  eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2,  3,  4,  5 and 6 of section 410-w of the
social services law, are renumbered subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and  a
new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows:
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY UNDER THIS TITLE,
THE EARNED INCOME OF A DEPENDENT CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, WHO IS
NOT  LEGALLY  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHILD OR CHILDREN FOR WHICH CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE IS SOUGHT, SHALL BE DISREGARDED WHEN DETERMINING  THE  ELIGI-
BILITY OF A HOUSEHOLD FOR A CHILD CARE SUBSIDY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02627-05-3

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