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