senate Bill S311

Amended

Requires applicants for public assistance to be fully informed that they may be liable to reimburse the state for benefits received

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.143
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 311A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 311B
  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 311C
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.396
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires applicants for public assistance to be fully informed, orally and in writing, that they may be liable to reimburse the state for benefits received; requires an informed acknowledgment form to be signed by the applicant and kept in the applicant's file.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S311
S311A
S311B
S311C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง110-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6569
2009-2010: A8873A
2007-2008: A1867A

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S311

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to providing notice to
applicants of potential liability for public assistance benefits

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Directs the Office of Temporary and
Disability Assistance to inform, both orally and in writing,
applicants for either public assistance that they may be liable to
reimburse the state for benefits received.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the Social Services Law by adding a new section
110-b. Requires an applicant to be informed,
both orally and in writing, that he or she may be liable to reimburse
the state for public assistance benefits received. The applicant
shall sign an acknowledgement form, separate and apart from the
application for such benefits, provided by the OTDA and the local
department shall keep such acknowledgement form in such applicant's
file.

JUSTIFICATION:
Applicants need to know that they may be liable to
reimburse the state for public assistance benefits received. By
having this separate notice given, it provides clear and informed
consent to the applicant for receipt of such benefits.

EXISTING LAW:
None.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.6569 - Referred to Social Services/A.461 Died on Third
Reading Calendar 330
2011: A.461 - Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                   311

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 providing notice
  to applicants of potential liability for public assistance benefits

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
110-b to read as follows:
  S 110-B. RECOVERY FROM A PERSON DISCOVERED TO  HAVE  PROPERTY;  NOTICE
AND  INFORMED  CONSENT.   NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO
THE  CONTRARY,  AN  APPLICANT  FOR  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  SHALL  BE  FULLY
INFORMED,  ORALLY  AND IN WRITING, THAT HE OR SHE MAY BE LIABLE TO REIM-
BURSE THE STATE FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS RECEIVED, AS PROVIDED FOR
IN THIS  TITLE.  SUCH  APPLICANT  SHALL  SIGN  AN  ACKNOWLEDGMENT  FORM,
PROVIDED  BY THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, SEPARATE
FROM OTHER APPLICATION-RELATED FORMS, AND  THE  LOCAL  DEPARTMENT  SHALL
KEEP SUCH ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM IN SUCH APPLICANT'S FILE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01004-01-3

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