|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 29, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S3136
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3136 - Details
S3136 - Summary
Provides for a uniform allowable resource exemption and disregard for an applicant or recipient with an automobile.
S3136 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3136 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to certain exempt assets for public assistance eligibility PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To Provide for a uniform allowable resource exemption for an applicant or recipient with an automobile. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 1 of section 131-n of the social services law, as amended by chapter 373 of laws of 2003, to provide an automobile value increase to nine thousand three hundred dollars fair market value or a higher amount that a social services district may elect. JUSTIFICATION: The current law provides a two tier system for determin- ing the automobile resource disregard when calculating the amount of benefits of any household under public assistance programs. The law provides a lower amount unless the automobile is being used to seek or retain employment. The current structure does not adequately contemplate the effects of inflation or other auto uses such as the pursuit of education. This legislation will provide a uniform automobile resource limit that is practical and fair to those individual who depend on their cars to facilitate their struggle out of poverty. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: Vetoed S.6680
S3136 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3136 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, PARKER -- 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 certain exempt assets for public assistance eligibility THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 131-n of the social services law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 1. The following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu- lating the amount of benefits of any household under any public assist- ance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up to two thou- sand dollars, or three thousand dollars in the case of households in which any member is sixty years of age or older, (b) an amount up to four thousand six hundred fifty dollars in a separate bank account established by an individual while currently in receipt of assistance for the sole purpose of enabling the individual to purchase a first or replacement vehicle for the recipient to seek, obtain or maintain employment, so long as the funds are not used for any other purpose, (c) an amount up to one thousand four hundred dollars in a separate bank account established by an individual while currently in receipt of assistance for the purpose of paying tuition at a two-year accredited post-secondary educational institution, so long as the funds are not used for any other purpose, (d) the home which is the usual residence of the household, (e) one automobile, up to [four thousand six hundred fifty dollars fair market value, provided, however, that if the automo- bile is needed for the applicant or recipient to seek or retain employ- ment or travel to and from work activities as defined in section three hundred thirty-six of this chapter, the automobile exemption shall be increased to] nine thousand three hundred dollars FAIR MARKET VALUE, or such other higher dollar value as the local social services district may EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01759-01-3
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