senate Bill S1732

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the access for new Americans act

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

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S1732 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3776
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง140, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3876, A2619
2009-2010: A547

S1732 - Summary

Enacts the access for new Americans act; directs the office of temporary and disability assistance to implement an access for new Americans program; describes such program as including, civic and English classes, assistance with immigration requirements and related legal services, language translation services, employment referrals, and other related services; and provides such program shall be funded through grants distributed by the office of temporary and disability assistance as appropriated to such office for such program.

S1732 - Sponsor Memo

S1732 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1732

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS --
  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 enacting the
  access for new Americans act

  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 "access for new Americans act".
  S 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 140 to
read as follows:
  S 140. ACCESS FOR  NEW  AMERICANS  PRE-CITIZENSHIP  SERVICES.  1.  THE
OFFICE  OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL IMPLEMENT AN ACCESS
FOR NEW AMERICANS PROGRAM. SUCH PROGRAM  SHALL  PROVIDE  PRE-CITIZENSHIP
SERVICES,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  CIVIC AND ENGLISH CLASSES,
ASSISTANCE WITH IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS  AND  RELATED  LEGAL  SERVICES,
LANGUAGE  TRANSLATION  SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT REFERRALS, AND OTHER RELATED
SERVICES NECESSARY TO ASSIST IMMIGRANTS.
  2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF  TEMPORARY  AND
DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  AND  FUNDS  SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL AND
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH GRANTS DISTRIBUTED BY  THE  OFFICE
OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AS APPROPRIATED TO SUCH OFFICE
FOR SUCH PROGRAM AND ITS PURPOSES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided however, that effective  immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03002-01-3

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