senate Bill S311A

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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BILL NUMBER:S311A

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 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 for public assistance to be informed both
orally and in writing that he or she may be liable to reimburse the
state for public assistance benefits received. Provides that the
applicant shall sign an acknowledgement form, separate and apart from
the application for such benefits and that such acknowledgement form
shall be provided by the department. Requires the local department to
keep such acknowledgement form in the applicant's file. States that
the local social services district is not prevented from maintaining
its records electronically.

EXISTING LAW: None

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.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: S.311 A-Amended on 3rd Rdg
Cal./A.547A-Amended on 3rd Rdg Cal 2012: New Bill/A.461 Advanced to
Third Reading Calendar 330 2011: A.461 Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30th, 2014

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

                                 311--A
    Cal. No. 143

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DIAZ, AVELLA, ESPAILLAT, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Social  Services -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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. NOTHING IN  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  DEEMED TO PREVENT THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT
FROM MAINTAINING ITS RECORDS ELECTRONICALLY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on June 30, 2014.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01004-03-3

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