senate Bill S973

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires limit to maximum length of stay at residential program for victims of domestic violence

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Jan 05, 2011 referred to social services

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S973 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง459-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5043A

S973 - Summary

Requires limit to maximum length of stay at residential program for victims of domestic violence.

S973 - Sponsor Memo

S973 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   973

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, ADAMS, DIAZ, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social
  Services

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social services law, in relation to residential
  services for victims of domestic violence

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

  Section 1. Section 459-b of the social services law, as added by chap-
ter 169 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S  459-b.  Residential  services  for victims of domestic violence. In
accordance with section one hundred thirty-one-u of this chapter and the
regulations of the [department] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES,
a  social services district shall offer and provide necessary and avail-
able emergency shelter and services FOR UP TO NINETY DAYS at a  residen-
tial  program  for  victims of domestic violence to a victim of domestic
violence who was residing in the social services district at the time of
the alleged domestic violence whether or not such victim is eligible for
public assistance; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH  LAW,  RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS  SHALL  PERMIT  UP TO TWO EXTENSIONS OF UP TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF
NECESSARY AND AVAILABLE EMERGENCY SHELTER AND SERVICES AT A  RESIDENTIAL
PROGRAM  FOR  VICTIMS  OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IF NEITHER THE RESIDENT, THE
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT NOR THE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM IS ABLE  TO  SECURE
ALTERNATIVE HOUSING, AS DEFINED BY REGULATION, FOR THE RESIDENT AND SUCH
HOUSING IS NECESSARY.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however,  that  effective  immediately  the
commissioner of the office of children and family services is authorized
and directed to promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she deems
necessary  to  implement  the  provisions  of  this act on or before its
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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