senate Bill S7671

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "public assistance integrity act" to prohibit sale or purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or lottery tickets with public assistance benefits

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2012 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1331
Jun 13, 2012 referred to rules

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S7671 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10758
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§147-a & 147-b, Soc Serv L; add §85, St Fin L

S7671 - Summary

Enacts the "public assistance integrity act" to prohibit the sale or purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or lottery tickets with public assistance benefits; prohibits the use of public assistance benefits, by means of an electronic benefit transfer transaction, at a liquor store, casino or adult entertainment facility; establishes the public assistance integrity fund.

S7671 - Sponsor Memo

S7671 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7671

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GRISANTI, LARKIN,
  LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, McDONALD, NOZZOLIO,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE,  SEWARD,
  STOROBIN,  YOUNG,  ZELDIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to prohibiting  the
  sale  or  purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or lottery
  tickets with public assistance benefits  and  prohibiting  use  of  or
  access  to  such  benefits  in  a casino, liquor store or adult enter-
  tainment facility; and to amend the state finance law, in relation  to
  establishing the public assistance integrity fund

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

  Section 1.  Short title. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "public assistance integrity act".
  S  2.  The  social  services law is amended by adding two new sections
147-a and 147-b to read as follows:
  S 147-A. PENALTIES FOR THE PURCHASE OR SALE  OF  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGES,
TOBACCO  PRODUCTS OR LOTTERY TICKETS WITH PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS. 1.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  "PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  BENEFITS"  MEANS
MONEY  OR  PROPERTY  PROVIDED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH PROGRAMS OF
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION  THEREOF,
AND ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE OR
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS.
  2.  NO  RECIPIENT  OF  PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS SHALL USE ALL OR ANY
PORTION OF SUCH BENEFITS FOR THE PURCHASE  OF  ANY  ALCOHOLIC  BEVERAGE,
TOBACCO   PRODUCT  OR  LOTTERY  TICKET.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL UPON THE FIRST  SUCH  VIOLATION  BE
DISQUALIFIED  FROM  RECEIVING  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  BENEFITS  BY MEANS OF
DIRECT CASH PAYMENT OR ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER ACCESS DEVICE FOR  A
PERIOD  OF  ONE  MONTH,  UPON  A  FINDING  OF A SECOND SUCH VIOLATION BE
DISQUALIFIED FROM RECEIVING  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  BENEFITS  BY  MEANS  OF
DIRECT  CASH PAYMENT OR ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER ACCESS DEVICE FOR A
PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS, AND UPON A FINDING OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT SUCH
VIOLATION  SHALL  BE  PERMANENTLY  DISQUALIFIED  FROM  RECEIVING  PUBLIC

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

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