|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Feb 21, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to social services|
|Feb 28, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 18, 2011||referred to social services|
senate Bill S2323
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S2323 - Details
S2323 - Summary
Allows for baccalaureate and advanced degree programs to count towards the work participation rate and further provides for certain educational and training activity (homework expected or required by the educational institution) to count towards the satisfaction of the participant's work activity requirement.
S2323 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2323 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to clarifying the definitions of vocational educational training and educational activities PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The bill would amend the social Services Law (SSL) to allow attendance in up to four years of post-secondary education to count toward, an individual's public assistance employment requirement where the attendance is consistent with the individual's employment and assessment plan goals, and make corresponding changes to income and resource exemptions for monies set aside for paying' for education. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend SSL § 335 (a) to match with the corresponding law in §335-a. Sections 2 and 3 of the bill would amend SSL § 336(1) (h) and (1) (i) to include up to four years of postsecondary education in the definition of "vocational educational training." Section 4 of the bill would amend SSL § 336-a(1) to allow for up to four years of postsecondary education to count as participation for
S2323 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2323 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SQUA- DRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 clarifying the definitions of vocational educational training and educational activ- ities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 335-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: (a) Based on the assessment required by subdivision one of this section, the social services official, in consultation with the partic- ipant, shall develop an employability plan in writing which shall set forth the services that will be provided by the social services official and the activities in which the participant will take part, including supportive services and shall set forth an employment goal for the participant. [A local social services district may assign recipients in households without dependent children to any activity.] TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE EMPLOYABILITY PLAN SHALL REFLECT THE PREFERENCES OF THE PARTICIPANT IN A MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE RESULTS OF THE PARTICIPANT'S ASSESSMENT AND THE NEED OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO MEET FEDERAL AND STATE WORK ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS, AND, IF SUCH PREFERENCES CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED, THE REASONS SHALL BE SPECIFIED IN THE EMPLOYABILITY PLAN. The employability plan also shall take into account the participant's supportive services needs, available program resources, local employment opportunities, and where the social services official is considering an educational activity assignment for such participant, the participant's liability for student loans, grants and scholarship awards. The employability plan shall be explained to the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05081-01-1
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