senate Bill S3143

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to SNAP programs to local social services districts

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1109
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2013 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1434
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 30, 2013 referred to social services

Votes

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Jun 3, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S3143
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 29, 2014 - Social Services committee Vote

S3143
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 29, 2014

nay (1)

Jun 18, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S3143
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3143 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1743
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง95, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S452, A9720
2009-2010: S7941, A8927

S3143 - Bill Texts

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Relates to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to SNAP programs to local social services districts.

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BILL NUMBER:S3143

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to distribution of federal bonus awards relative to food stamp
programs to local social services districts

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new subdivision
11 to Section 95 of the Social Services Law to allow the Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance to restrict the use or retain 5%
of the total award of any federal Food Stamp bonuses when distributing
such bonuses to local social services district It would permit OTDA to
retain or place restrictions on more than 5% of the funds, if it
consults with local social services districts in determining the use
of funds. Further, the distribution formula used to distribute the
remaining funds to local social services districts would be based on
each local district's contribution towards acquiring the bonus. These
funds could be spent by the local district for any food and nutrition
purpose consistent with the districts legal authority.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the state has the discretion to determine
how Federal Food Stamp bonus awards are allocated to local districts.
Although the state has historically passed on a majority of bonus
money to local districts to used at their own discretion, it has
recently changed its practice. In order for a local district to
receive any of the most recent bonus money awarded to the state, each
local district is required to file a plan for the use of the funds
with Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). OTDA offers
guidance on appropriate, recommended uses of the funds, and discretion
on how to file a "Plan for Use" application. The latest federal bonus
equaled $9.8 million of which $7 Million is identified for
distribution to the localities that submit a "Plan of Use." Basically,
OTDA is determining the use of the entire bonus amount that came to
the state even though the bonus was awarded due to the efforts of
local districts.

Strong performance in various areas of program implementation and
development by local social services districts contribute to the
State's overall success in the food stamp program. Local social
services districts should therefore receive a proportionate amount of
and federal Food Stamp bonuses awarded based on their individual
contributions.

FISCAL IMPLICATION: None, the state was planning on awarding the
bonuses anyway.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3143

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 distribution  of
  federal  bonus  awards relative to food stamp programs to local social
  services districts

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

  Section  1. Section 95 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. (A) ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS OF  LAW  NOTWITHSTANDING,  IN  THE
EVENT  THE  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS A BONUS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICTS' PERFORMANCE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF  SNAP  BENEFITS,  THE
OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL DISTRIBUTE THE BONUS
AS FOLLOWS:
  (I)  THE  OFFICE  OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN OR
PLACE LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE  ENTIRE  BONUS.  THE
OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE MAY RETAIN, OR PLACE LIMI-
TATIONS  ON  THE  USE  OF  AN  ADDITIONAL  PORTION  OF THE ENTIRE BONUS,
PROVIDED THAT THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  SHALL
DETERMINE  THE  USE  OF  THIS  ADDITIONAL RETAINED OR LIMITED PORTION IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS.
  (II) ANY PORTION OF THE BONUS THAT IS NOT RETAINED OR LIMITED  IN  USE
BY THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO SUBPAR-
AGRAPH  (I)  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICTS IN PROPORTION TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS ACQUIRING
THE BONUS AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE.
  (B)  FUNDS  DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (A)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION  MAY  BE  EXPENDED  BY  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT FOR ANY FOOD AND NUTRITION PURPOSE CONSISTENT WITH ITS AUTHORI-
TY UNDER LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01806-01-3

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