senate Bill S2323

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows for baccalaureate and advanced degree programs and certain educational and training activity to count towards the work participation rate

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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

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S2323 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2471
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§335-a, 336, 336-a & 131-n, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5846B, A1827A

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

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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