senate Bill S7714

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the time period to request conciliation for the public assistance employment program; repealer

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to social services

S7714 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§341, 332-b, 335-b & 336, rpld §335-b sub 1 ¶ (c), Soc Serv L

S7714 - Summary

Relates to the time period to request conciliation for the public assistance employment program and employment sanctions for a member of a public assistance household which includes a minor child.

S7714 - Sponsor Memo

S7714 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2014

Introduced  by Sen. AVELLA -- (at request of the Office of Temporary and
  Disability Assistance) -- 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 the time period
  to request conciliation for the public assistance employment  program;
  the  time  period  within  which  an  individual must produce required
  medical documentation; the social  services  districts'  referrals  to
  licensed  health  care  practitioners;  the  authority  to continue an
  assigned work activity for a work limited individual pending re-evalu-
  ation; amending references to federal  work  participation  rates  and
  reporting  hours  of  participation  in  certain work activities to be
  consistent with federal requirements; and to repeal paragraph  (c)  of
  subdivision  1  of  section 335-b of such law relating to the separate
  participation rate for safety net families with children


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 341 of the social
services  law,  as  amended  by section 1 of part D of chapter 61 of the
laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Consistent with federal law and regulations and this title,  if  a
participant  has  failed  or  refused to comply with the requirements of
this title, the social services district shall issue a notice  in  plain
language  indicating that such failure or refusal has taken place and of
the right of such participant to conciliation to resolve the reasons for
such failure or refusal to avoid a pro-rata reduction in public  assist-
ance  benefits  for  a period of time set forth in section three hundred
forty-two of this title. The notice shall indicate the specific instance
or instances of willful refusal or failure to comply without good  cause
with  the requirements of this title and the necessary actions that must
be taken to avoid a pro-rata reduction in  public  assistance  benefits.
The  notice shall indicate that the participant has [seven] TEN CALENDAR
days to request conciliation with the district regarding such failure or
refusal [in the case of a safety net participant and  ten  days  in  the
case  of a family assistance participant]. The notice shall also include

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


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