Senate Bill S2150

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes social services districts to offer participants in public assistance employment programs an option to complete a course of instruction in financial literacy and personal finance

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S2150 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1101
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§336 & 336-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5249, A7763
2017-2018: S1170, A474

2015-S2150 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes social services districts to offer participants in public assistance employment programs an option to complete a course of instruction in financial literacy and personal finance; authorizes local social services districts to cooperate with the department of labor in providing workforce guidance and information.

2015-S2150 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S2150 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2150

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CARLUCCI,  KLEIN, AVELLA, SAVINO, VALESKY -- 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 allowing social
  services districts to offer participants in public assistance  employ-
  ment programs an option to complete a course in financial literacy and
  personal finance

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of section 336 of the social
services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of  the
laws  of  1997, is amended and a new paragraph (j-l) is added to read as
follows:
  (f) job search and job readiness assistance, provided that job  search
is  an  active  and continuing effort to secure employment configured by
the local social services official; AND SUCH  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT
MAY  WORK  IN  COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO PROVIDE WORK-
FORCE GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION TEN-C  OF  THE
LABOR LAW;
  (J-L)  EDUCATION  OR A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN FINANCIAL LITERACY AND
PERSONAL FINANCE THAT INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON HOUSEHOLD CASH  MANAGEMENT
TECHNIQUES,  CAREER ADVICE TO OBTAIN A WELL PAYING AND SECURE JOB, USING
CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, OBTAINING AND UTILIZING  SHORT  AND  LONG
TERM  CREDIT,  SECURING  A LOAN OR OTHER LONG TERM FINANCING ARRANGEMENT
FOR HIGH COST ITEMS SUCH AS A MOTOR VEHICLE, HOME OR PARTICIPATION IN  A
HIGHER  EDUCATION  COURSE  OF INSTRUCTION OR TRADE SCHOOL, OBTAINING AND
USING CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS, INVESTING AND SAVING MONEY,  AND  PLANNING
FOR RETIREMENT;
  S  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 336-a of the social services law, as
amended by section 4 of part J of chapter 58 of the  laws  of  2014,  is
amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03201-01-5
              

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