senate Bill S452

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social services districts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 vetoed memo.163
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.212
substituted for a9720
May 09, 2012 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.654
Jan 24, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2011 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.574
Feb 14, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to social services

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S452
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 24, 2012 - Social Services committee Vote

S452
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2012

May 10, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S452
29
1
committee
29
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 14, 2011 - Social Services committee Vote

S452
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2011

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S452 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9720
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §95, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7941, A8927

S452 - Bill Texts

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Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social services districts.

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BILL NUMBER:S452 REVISED 05/09/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the social services law, in relation to distribution of
federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to local social
services districts

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would add a new subdivision 12 to Section 95 of the Social
Services Law to allow the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
to restrict the use or retain 5% of the total award of any federal Food
Stamp bonuses when distributing such bonuses to local social services
district It would permit OTDA to retain or place restrictions on more
than 5% of the funds, if it consults with local social services
districts in determining the use of funds. Further, the distribution
formula used to distribute the remaining funds to local social services
districts would be based on each local district's contribution towards
acquiring the bonus. These funds could be spent by the local district
for any food and nutrition purpose consistent with the districts legal
authority.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, the state has the discretion to determine how Federal Food
Stamp bonus awards are allocated to local districts. Although the state
has historically passed on a majority of bonus money to local districts
to used at their own discretion, it has recently changed its practice.
In order for a local district to receive any of the most recent bonus
money awarded to the state, each local district is required to file a
plan for the use of the funds with Office of Temporary and Disability
Assistance (OTDA). OTDA offers guidance on appropriate, recommended uses
of the funds, and discretion on how to file a "Plan for Use" applica-
tion. The latest federal bonus equaled $9.8 million of which $7 Million
is identified for distribution to the localities that submit a "Plan of
Use." Basically, OTDA is determining the use of the entire bonus amount
that came to the state even though the bonus was awarded due to the
efforts of local districts.

Strong performance in various areas of program implementation and devel-
opment by local social services districts contribute to the State's
overall success in the food stamp program. Local social services
districts should therefore receive a proportionate amount of and federal
Food Stamp bonuses awarded based on their individual contributions.

FISCAL IMPLICATION:
None, the state was planning on awarding the bonuses anyway.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   452

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- 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 distribution of
  federal bonus awards relative to food stamp programs to  local  social
  services districts

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

  Section 1. Section 95 of the social services law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  (A)  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS OF LAW NOTWITHSTANDING, IN THE
EVENT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS A BONUS BECAUSE OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICTS'  PERFORMANCE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF FOOD STAMP BENEFITS,
THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL  DISTRIBUTE  THE
BONUS AS FOLLOWS:
  (I)  THE  OFFICE  OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN OR
PLACE LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE  ENTIRE  BONUS.  THE
OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN, OR PLACE LIMI-
TATIONS  ON  THE  USE  OF  AN  ADDITIONAL  PORTION  OF THE ENTIRE BONUS,
PROVIDED THAT THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  SHALL
DETERMINE  THE  USE  OF  THIS  ADDITIONAL RETAINED OR LIMITED PORTION IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS.
  (II) ANY PORTION OF THE BONUS THAT IS NOT RETAINED OR LIMITED  IN  USE
BY THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO SUBPAR-
AGRAPH  (I)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICTS IN PROPORTION TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS ACQUIRING
THE BONUS AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE.
  (B)  FUNDS  DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (A)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION  MAY  BE  EXPENDED  BY  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT FOR ANY FOOD AND NUTRITION PURPOSE CONSISTENT WITH ITS AUTHORI-
TY UNDER LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00719-01-1

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