Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2016
reported referred to ways and means
|May 26, 2016
referred to social services
Assembly Bill A10420
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-A10420 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-A10420 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10420 I N A S S E M B L Y May 26, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 131-bb to read as follows: S 131-BB. SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD STUDY. 1. (A) A SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD MEASURES HOW MUCH INCOME IS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY OF A GIVEN COMPOSITION IN A GIVEN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION TO ADEQUATELY MEET ITS BASIC NEEDS WITHOUT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE. (B) A SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD IS A TOOL THAT CAN BE USED TO: (I) CREATE A BENCHMARK FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS AND POLICIES; (II) DETERMINE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES THAT WILL LEAD TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT RESULTS IN LIVING WAGE JOBS; (III) TARGET THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING AND INDUSTRIES THAT RESULT IN HIGHER-WAGE JOBS FOR NEW YORKERS; (IV) ENHANCE EDUCATION, JOB TRAINING, AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; (V) COUNSEL CLIENTS TRANSI- TIONING FROM WELFARE AND UNEMPLOYMENT, THROUGH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING, INTO SELF-SUFFICIENCY WAGE JOBS; AND (VI) ENHANCE ONLINE "BUDGET CALCULATOR" TOOLS THAT ENABLE USERS TO STRATEGIZE COMBINATIONS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SUPPORTS AND SUBSIDIES, WITH TRAINING AND EDUCATION, AND/OR EMPLOYMENT, TO INCREASE INCOME AND ECONOMIC SECURITY. 2. THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SHALL CONTRACT WITH A THIRD PARTY, THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, FOR THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA THAT RESULTS IN THE CALCULATION OF BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS. 3. CALCULATION OF STANDARD OF BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS. (A) STANDARDS OF BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS SHALL (I) MEASURE THE NECESSARY INCOME REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SUPPORT; (II) ACCOUNT FOR FAMILY SIZE AND COMPOSITION; AND (III) UTILIZE, TO THE EXTENT SUCH INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, THE MOST UP TO DATE COSTS OF BASIC EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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