senate Bill S3022

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that certain persons living with HIV or AIDS shall not be required to pay more than 30% of the household income towards shelter costs

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
Jan 28, 2013 referred to social services

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S3022 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7782
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4098, A6275
2009-2010: S2664, A2565

S3022 - Bill Texts

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Provides that persons living with clinical/symptomatic HIV or AIDS, and who are receiving shelter assistance or an emergency shelter allowance, shall not be required to pay more than 30% of the household's monthly unearned and/or earned income towards shelter costs, including rent and utilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S3022

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to limiting the percentage of income payable towards shelter costs by
persons with HIV or AIDS

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides that certain persons living
with HIV or AIDS shall not he required to pay more than 30% of the
household income towards shelter cost.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 131-a of the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 14: Those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS living
in emergency shelter facilities or living in housing which is
receiving monetary aid, shall not contribute anymore than thirty
percent of the household income to the total cost of living.

JUSTIFICATION: The enactment of this bill would allow for those
suffering from the debilitating and terminal illnesses, AIDS and HIV
and receiving monetary assistance for their shelter, to contribute
more of their incomes to medical expenditures instead of to their
housing costs. Prior to these assisted living and shelter
opportunities, many of the participants with HIV and AIDS were
homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, and therefore, unable to
spend any of their time or money on receiving medical treatments and
an overall lifestyle that would improve their health. Those with AIDS
and HIV need to focus their time and money primarily on daily survival
needs as well as getting and staying well. This legislation would
ensure that these in-need citizens would be more able to receive
medical treatments as well as maintain a proper living situation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009: S.2664 (Duane), Passed Senate;
A.2565 (Glick), Died in Ways & Means 2010: S.2664 (Duane), A.2565
(Glick), Vetoed by Governor 2012: LOST

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3022

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  limiting  the
  percentage of income payable towards shelter costs by persons with HIV
  or AIDS

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

  Section 1. Section 131-a of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW, EACH PERSON LIVING
WITH CLINICAL/SYMPTOMATIC HIV ILLNESS OR AIDS WHO IS  RECEIVING  SHELTER
ASSISTANCE OR AN EMERGENCY SHELTER ALLOWANCE AND WHO RESIDES IN A HOUSE-
HOLD  THAT  RECEIVES UNEARNED AND/OR EARNED INCOME SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED
TO PAY MORE THAN THIRTY PERCENT  OF  THE  HOUSEHOLD'S  MONTHLY  UNEARNED
AND/OR EARNED INCOME TOWARDS SHELTER COSTS INCLUDING RENT AND UTILITIES,
WITH  THE  REMAINDER  PAID  BY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, LESS ANY FEDERAL FUNDS
WHICH ARE BEING USED BY THE  LOCALITIES  TO  PAY  FOR  HOUSING  ACCOMMO-
DATIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04615-01-3

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