senate Bill S1419

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows for baccalaureate and advanced degree programs and certain educational and training activity to count towards the work participation rate

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
Jan 09, 2013 referred to social services

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S1419 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3473
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§335-a, 336, 336-a & 131-n, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2323, A2471
2009-2010: S5846B, A1827A

S1419 - Summary

Allows for baccalaureate and advanced degree programs to count towards the work participation rate and further provides for certain educational and training activity to count towards the satisfaction of the participant's work activity requirement.

S1419 - Sponsor Memo

S1419 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1419

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   MONTGOMERY,   ADAMS,   AVELLA,   DIAZ,  DILAN,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 clarifying the
  definitions of vocational educational training and educational  activ-
  ities

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

  Section 1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of  section  335-a  of  the
social  services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436
of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Based on the  assessment  required  by  subdivision  one  of  this
section,  the social services official, in consultation with the partic-
ipant, shall develop an employability plan in writing  which  shall  set
forth the services that will be provided by the social services official
and  the  activities  in which the participant will take part, including
supportive services and shall set  forth  an  employment  goal  for  the
participant.  [A local social services district may assign recipients in
households without dependent children to any activity.]  TO  THE  EXTENT
POSSIBLE,  THE  EMPLOYABILITY  PLAN SHALL REFLECT THE PREFERENCES OF THE
PARTICIPANT IN A MANNER THAT IS  CONSISTENT  WITH  THE  RESULTS  OF  THE
PARTICIPANT'S ASSESSMENT AND THE NEED OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT TO
MEET FEDERAL AND STATE WORK ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS, AND, IF
SUCH  PREFERENCES CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED, THE REASONS SHALL BE SPECIFIED
IN THE EMPLOYABILITY PLAN. The employability plan also shall  take  into
account  the  participant's supportive services needs, available program
resources, local employment opportunities, and where the social services
official is considering an  educational  activity  assignment  for  such
participant,  the  participant's liability for student loans, grants and

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

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