senate Bill S5428A

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to work with local social services districts to determine what information shall be given to applicants and recipients of public assistance

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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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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5428A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1534
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1023
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Requires the office of temporary and disability assistance to work with local social services districts to determine what information shall be given to applicants and recipients of public assistance and to post such information on their website.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5428
S5428A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง134-c, Soc Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S5428A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to public notice of basic rights

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Social Services sill of Rights Act.
To amend the social services law, in relation to requiring social
services districts to conspicuously post a notice of basic rights-

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Offices of social services, which are
open to the public, are to post conspicuously a notice of recipients
basic rights, already established by law, which are as follows:

* Right to a Fair Hearing
* Duty to Assist k Right to Emergency Assistance
* Right to Apply
* Right to Child Care
* Right to Free Language Services
* Right to Screening and Special Services If Experiencing Domestic
Violence
* Right to Full and Equal Access to Benefits and Services
* Right to a Written Adequate Notice

JUSTIFICATION: The aforementioned rights are all enshrined in law or
through precedence. However, those seeking benefits may not be aware
of their existence or specific details. This bill will require all
public assistance offices that ate open to the public to post
discernibly the document containing these rights with details of their
utility so that the applicant may make informed decisions about
benefits. This will allow employees at said agencies may better serve
the public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

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

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

                                 5428--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to public notice of
  basic rights

  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
134-c to read as follows:
  S  134-C.  PUBLIC NOTICE OF BASIC RIGHTS.  THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND
DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  SHALL  WORK  WITH  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL   SERVICES
DISTRICTS  TO  DETERMINE  WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS
AND RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY  AND  DISA-
BILITY  ASSISTANCE  SHALL  FURTHER  DETERMINE  WHICH OF THAT INFORMATION
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10689-02-3

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