senate Bill S1062

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows college coursework to be credited as a work activity which may be used toward fulfilling the employment requirements for public assistance benefits

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Jan 05, 2011 referred to social services


S1062 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง336-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2162, A10496

S1062 - Summary

Allows college coursework to be credited as a work activity which may be used toward fulfilling the employment requirements for public assistance benefits under certain conditions.

S1062 - Sponsor Memo

S1062 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SAMPSON -- 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 access to a
  college education by public assistance recipients who are  subject  to
  work participation requirements


  Section 1. Section 336-a of the social services  law,  as  amended  by
section  148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 336-a. Educational activities. 1. Social  services  districts  shall
make  available  vocational  educational training and educational activ-
ities. Such activities may include but need  not  be  limited  to,  high
school  education  or  education designed to prepare a participant for a
high school  equivalency  certificate,  basic  and  remedial  education,
education  in English proficiency and no more than a total of [two] FOUR
years of post-secondary education (or the part-time equivalent if  full-
time  study  would constitute an undue hardship) in any of the following
providers which meet the performance or assessment standards established
in regulations by the commissioner for  such  providers:    a  community
college  OR  A TWO-YEAR COLLEGE, licensed trade school, registered busi-
ness school, or a [two-year] FOUR-YEAR college; provided, however,  that
such post-secondary education must be necessary to the attainment of the
participant's individual employment goal as set forth in the employabil-
ity  plan and such goal must relate directly to obtaining useful employ-
ment in a recognized occupation.
  2. When a district contracts with a proprietary vocational  school  to
provide  vocational  educational training to participants, not more than
[twenty-five] FIFTY percent of the  approved  duration  of  the  program

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


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