|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 05, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|May 30, 2012||referred to social services|
senate Bill S7508
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7508 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §336-c, Soc Serv L
S7508 - Summary
Provides that a social services official may not recover assistance properly paid as permitted where a recipient or former recipient of such assistance was required to participate in a work experience program without first crediting against such recovery the number of hours that such person actually participated in a work experience program multiplied by the higher of the applicable state or federal minimum wage.
S7508 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7508 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to work experience PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to allow a participant in the work Experience Program (WEP, or workfare) to have his or her time in the program credited against any public assistance a local social services district is entitled to recover. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would amend social services Law (SSL) § 336-c to require local districts to credit the value of an individual's time in the Work Experience Program (WEP) against any benefits legally recovered by the district. Section 2 would require that the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance promulgate any rules and regulations and conduct any requisite training necessary for the implementation of the act. Section 3 provides an immediate effective date. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This bill would add a new section (5) to SSL §336-c.
S7508 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7508 I N S E N A T E May 30, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. 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 work experience THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 336-c of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL MAY NOT RECOVER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROPERLY PAID AS PERMITTED UNDER SECTIONS ONE HUNDRED FOUR, ONE HUNDRED FOUR-B, ONE HUNDRED SIX, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE-R AND SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS TITLE, WHERE A RECIPIENT OR FORMER RECIPIENT OF SUCH ASSISTANCE WAS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM UNDER THIS SECTION WITHOUT FIRST CREDITING AGAINST SUCH RECOVERY THE NUMBER OF HOURS THAT SUCH PERSON ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM MULTI- PLIED BY THE HIGHER OF THE APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL ALTER THE RULES GOVERNING AND DEFI- NITION OF WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS AS ENUMERATED IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE, TWO, THREE AND FOUR OF THIS SECTION. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE NUMBER OF HOURS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AND SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY OTHER ACTIVITY FOR WHICH A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT HAS REQUIRED A RECIPIENT OR FORMER RECIPIENT TO PARTICIPATE IN, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT OR REHABILI- TATION, JOB SEARCH, AND VOCATIONAL OR REMEDIAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES. S 2. Effective immediately, the office of temporary and disability assistance shall promulgate rules and regulations, and conduct any requisite training necessary for the implementation of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16063-01-2
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