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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1956
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S1956 - Details
S1956 - Summary
Requires the division of criminal justice services to check the wanted felon status and probation or parole violator status of people applying for public assistance.
S1956 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1956 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 desig- nees, 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. Section 2 adds new subparagraphs to Social Service law section 132 to
S1956 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1956 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BALL, DeFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, VALESKY -- 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04866-01-3
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