senate Bill S621

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows college coursework to be credited as a work activity which may be used toward fulfilling the employment requirements for public assistance benefits

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Actions

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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

Votes

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Feb 28, 2013 - Social Services committee Vote

S621
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2013

aye (2)
nay (1)
aye wr (3)

S621 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §336-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1062
2009-2010: S2162

S621 - Summary

Allows college coursework to be credited as a work activity which may be used toward fulfilling the employment requirements for public assistance benefits under certain conditions.

S621 - Sponsor Memo

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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