senate Bill S3111

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Excludes veterans' disability benefits from probable aggregate annual income

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 30, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S3111 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §156, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2129
2009-2010: S1066

S3111 - Bill Texts

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Provides that, for purposes of veterans seeking to qualify for public housing, "probable annual aggregate income" shall not include disability benefits paid by federal government to veterans for service-connected disabilities; provides that such disability benefits shall not be included in computing any surcharge against such veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S3111

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to
the exclusion of veterans' disability benefits from computation of
income

PURPOSE: To see that disability benefits are not used in determining
"aggregate annual income."

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 156 of the Public Housing Law is to be amended so that, for the
purposes of this section, disability benefits paid by the federal
government to a veteran shall not be used in computing "aggregate annual
income."

JUSTIFICATION: Benefits received for disability incurred while serving
the nation should not jeopardize a person's eligibility for occupancy.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Certain Persons' "aggregate annual income" will be
based on a smaller gross in relation to this law.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1 following enactment.

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

                                  3111

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to the exclusion of
  veterans' disability benefits from computation of income

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

   Section  1.    Section  156  of  the public housing law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  PROBABLE  AGGREGATE  ANNUAL
INCOME SHALL NOT INCLUDE DISABILITY BENEFITS PAID BY THE FEDERAL GOVERN-
MENT  TO  A  VETERAN  FOR  A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY NOR SHALL SUCH
DISABILITY BENEFITS BE INCLUDED IN COMPUTING ANY SURCHARGE AGAINST  SUCH
VETERAN.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07855-01-3

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