|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Feb 28, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S621
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S621 - Details
S621 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S621 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to access to a college education by public assistance recipients who are subject to work participation requirements PURPOSE: Allows individuals receiving public assistance to be able to pursue a college education. Allows college course work to be credited as a work activity, which can be used toward fulfilling the employment requirements for public assistance benefits. Also changes the amount of time that a participant in a vocational school can spend in preparation for a GED from 25% to 50%. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends five different parts of section 336-a of the social services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997. Subdivision 1 is amended to add four year colleges to the list of eligible educational activities. Subdivision 2 is amended to increase the amount of time participants
S621 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 621 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. 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 access to a college education by public assistance recipients who are subject to work participation requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 336-a of the social services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: S 336-a. Educational activities. 1. Social services districts shall make available vocational educational training and educational activ- ities. Such activities may include but need not be limited to, high school education or education designed to prepare a participant for a high school equivalency certificate, basic and remedial education, education in English proficiency and no more than a total of [two] FOUR years of post-secondary education (or the part-time equivalent if full- time study would constitute an undue hardship) in any of the following providers which meet the performance or assessment standards established in regulations by the commissioner for such providers: a community college OR A TWO-YEAR COLLEGE, licensed trade school, registered busi- ness school, or a [two-year] FOUR-YEAR college; provided, however, that such post-secondary education must be necessary to the attainment of the participant's individual employment goal as set forth in the employabil- ity plan and such goal must relate directly to obtaining useful employ- ment in a recognized occupation. 2. When a district contracts with a proprietary vocational school to provide vocational educational training to participants, not more than [twenty-five] FIFTY percent of the approved duration of the program shall be devoted to preparation for a high school equivalency diploma or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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