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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S1732
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1732 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1732 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to enacting the access for new Americans act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance to administer funds directly to community based organizations for the purpose of providing services to immigrants and new Americans including but not limited to pre-citizenship and citizenship services, English classes, legal services, and employment services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 140 to the social services law. JUSTIFICATION: As the immigrant community continues to grow in New York State, services are required in order for them to become better adjusted in our country. Relatively simple issues such as how to apply for citizenship or how to get legal assistance can become daunting tasks for one who is new to our state and our nation. Within the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) exists the Bureau of Refugee and Immigration Affairs (BRIA). BRIA's mission is
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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