|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to social services|
assembly Bill A2386
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Albert A. Stirpe
A2386 - Details
A2386 - 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.
A2386 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2386 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK, SIMANOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05269-01-3
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