senate Bill S2611

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting appeals by means of electronic communications systems conference with independent hearing officers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.807
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 23, 2013 referred to social services

S2611 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5630
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6882, A9492

S2611 - Summary

Relates to permitting appeals to the department to be conducted by means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communications systems with and by independent hearing officers.

S2611 - Sponsor Memo

S2611 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2611

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  permitting
  appeals  to  the  department  of  family assistance to be conducted by
  means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar  communi-
  cations systems with and by independent hearing officers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 22 of the social services law,  as
added by chapter 473 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  In  connection  with  any appeal pursuant to this section, with or
without a fair hearing, the commissioner may designate and authorize one
or more appropriate members of his staff  OR  INDEPENDENT  FAIR  HEARING
OFFICERS  to consider and decide such appeals. Any staff member OR INDE-
PENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICER so designated  and  authorized  shall  have
authority  to decide such appeals on behalf of the commissioner with the
same force and effect as if the commissioner  had  made  the  decisions.
Fair  hearings  held  in  connection  with such appeals shall be held on
behalf of the commissioner by members of his staff OR  INDEPENDENT  FAIR
HEARING  OFFICERS  who  are  employed for such purposes or who have been
designated and authorized by him therefor.   THE  FAIR  HEARING  MAY  BE
CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF A CONFERENCE TELEPHONE, VIDEO CONFERENCE EQUIPMENT
OR  SIMILAR  COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ALLOWING ALL PERSONS PARTICIPATING
IN SUCH HEARING TO HEAR EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME. The  provisions  of
this  subdivision  shall  apply  to  fair hearings conducted pursuant to
subdivision eight of section four hundred twenty-two  of  this  chapter,
and  to  any  hearing  required  pursuant to this chapter concerning the
denial, suspension or revocation of any permit, certificate or  license,
and  to  any hearing held pursuant to section four hundred fifty-five of
this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately  provided,  however,  that
the  commissioner  may promulgate any rules or regulations necessary for
the implementation of this act before this act shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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