Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2012
referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1434
|Jun 12, 2012
reported and committed to rules
|Feb 07, 2012
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 18, 2012
committee discharged and committed to social services
|Jan 06, 2012
referred to finance
Senate Bill S6156
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6156 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §845-c, Exec L; Amd §§132 & 145-b, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2310, A4088
2017-2018: S3841, A3481
2011-S6156 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6156 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the social services law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to check the wanted felon status and other information of people applying for public assistance PURPOSE: To authorize the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to provide information to local social services districts and to require those social services districts to request such information regarding whether applicants for benefits are wanted felons or are absconding from parole or probation. Further, to require that where such applicants have fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits, such benefits must be repaid and subject to the same penalties as any other acts of fraud which are used to gain public assistance benefits. SUMMARY: Section 1 adds a new section 845-C to the executive law requiring the commissioners of social service districts, or their authorized designees, to request, from DCJS information regarding whether applicants for public assistance benefits are wanted felons and/or whether they are probation or parole violators who are absconding from justice and authorizes DCJS to provide such information.
2011-S6156 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6156 I N S E N A T E January 6, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law and the social services law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to check the wanted felon status and other information of people applying for public assistance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 845-c to read as follows: S 845-C. REQUESTS FOR WANTED FELON INFORMATION. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "AUTHORIZED PERSON" MEANS A COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, OR ANY ONE OR MORE INDIVIDUALS DESIGNATED BY SUCH COMMISSIONER AS AUTHOR- IZED TO REQUEST, RECEIVE AND REVIEW INFORMATION REGARDING THE WANTED FELON PORTION OF THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER AND/OR, IF APPLI- CABLE, INFORMATION REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL'S VIOLATION OF HIS OR HER PROBATION OR PAROLE CONDITIONS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. A COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY DESIGNATE ONE OR MORE ADDITIONAL PERSONS AS NECESSARY TO SERVE AS AUTHORIZED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. (B) "SUBJECT INDIVIDUAL" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS APPLYING FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WHOSE WANTED FELON STATUS OR PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR STATUS HAS BEEN REQUESTED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. (C) "WANTED FELON" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS FLEEING OR HAS FLED TO AVOID PROSECUTION, OR CUSTODY OR CONFINEMENT AFTER CONVICTION, UNDER THE LAWS OF THE PLACE FROM WHICH THE PERSON FLEES, FOR A CRIME, OR AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME, WHICH IS A FELONY UNDER THE LAWS OF THE PLACE FROM WHICH THE PERSON FLEES. (D) "PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS VIOLATING A CONDITION OF PROBATION OR PAROLE AND THAT PERSON IS CURRENTLY AN ABSCON- DER FROM PROBATION OR PAROLE SUPERVISION AND A WARRANT ALLEGING SUCH A VIOLATION IS OUTSTANDING, OR THE PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND BY JUDICIAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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