senate Bill S5066

Signed by Governor

Extends the provisions of the Welfare Reform Act of 1997 to 2015

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.813
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6959
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.493
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.282

Summary

Extends the provisions of the Welfare Reform Act of 1997 to 2015.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6959
Versions:
S5066
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Social Services
Laws Affected:
Amd §153, Part B of Chap 436 of 1997

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5066

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, constituting the
welfare reform act of 1997, in relation to extending the current
exemptions of income and resources for public assistance programs

Purpose of Bill:

This bill would extend for 2 years the income and resource exemption
provisions of Social Services L. § 131-n.

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 amends subdivision (c) of section 153 of Part B of Chapter
436 of the Laws of 1997, constituting the Welfare Reform Act of 1997,
to extend the provisions of Social Services L. § 131-n from August 22,
2013 to August 22, 2015.

Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.

Existing Law:

Social Services L. § 131-n sets forth the resources that are exempt
and disregarded when calculating the amount of public assistance
benefits that are provided to a household. This provision expires on
August 22, 2013.

Prior Legislative History:

This provision was last extended for 2 years by Chapter 163 of the
Laws of 2011.

Statement in Support:

As a critical component of improving the economic well-being of low
income families, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has
a long-standing policy that households in receipt of public assistance
should have certain resources exempted from consideration when
determining eligibility for public assistance. This bill continues to
preserve statutorily those resources that a recipient of public
assistance may possess without affecting eligibility for or the amount
of assistance which include: liquid resources, subject to a specified
amount; the home that is the usual residence of the household; one
automobile subject to a certain fair market value; one burial plot per
household member; bona fide funeral agreements subject to a certain
amount; and certain other resources. This bill extends the current
resource policies without any changes.

Budget Implications:

This bill has no fiscal impact since it extends the current statutory
policy.

Effective Date:


This bill takes effect immediately

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

                                  5066

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SAVINO -- (at request of the Office of Temporary and
  Disability Assistance) -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  436  of  the laws of 1997, constituting the
  welfare reform act of 1997,  in  relation  to  extending  the  current
  exemptions of income and resources for public assistance programs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 153 of part B of chapter 436  of
the  laws  of  1997,  constituting  the  welfare  reform act of 1997, as
amended by chapter 163 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (c) Section sixteen of this act shall take effect November 1, 1997 and
expire and be deemed repealed August 22, [2013] 2015;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09030-01-3

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