Senate Bill S3084

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting appeals, within the department of family assistance, by means of electronic communications systems conference with independent hearing officers

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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-S3084 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5111
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6882, A9492
2013-2014: S2611, A5630
2017-2018: S547, A4259
2019-2020: S904, A5463
2021-2022: A4872
2023-2024: A1729

2015-S3084 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting appeals to the department to be conducted by means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communications systems with and by independent hearing officers.

2015-S3084 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S3084 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3084

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  permitting
  appeals  to  the  department  of  family assistance to be conducted by
  means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar  communi-
  cations systems with and by independent hearing officers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 22 of the social services law,  as
added by chapter 473 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  In  connection  with  any appeal pursuant to this section, with or
without a fair  hearing,  [the]  EACH  commissioner  may  designate  and
authorize  one  or more appropriate members of his OR HER staff OR INDE-
PENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICERS to consider and decide such  appeals.  Any
staff  member  OR  INDEPENDENT  FAIR  HEARING  OFFICER so designated and
authorized shall have authority to decide such appeals on behalf of  the
commissioner  with  the same force and effect as if the commissioner had
made the decisions.  Fair hearings held in connection with such  appeals
shall  be  held on behalf of the commissioner by members of his staff OR
INDEPENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICERS who are employed for such purposes  or
who have been designated and authorized by him therefor.  THE FAIR HEAR-
ING  MAY  BE CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF A CONFERENCE TELEPHONE, VIDEO CONFER-
ENCE EQUIPMENT OR SIMILAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ALLOWING ALL  PERSONS
PARTICIPATING  IN  SUCH HEARING TO HEAR EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME. The
provisions of this subdivision shall apply to  fair  hearings  conducted
pursuant to subdivision eight of section four hundred twenty-two of this
chapter, and to any hearing required pursuant to this chapter concerning
the  denial,  suspension  or  revocation  of  any permit, certificate or
license, and to any  hearing  held  pursuant  to  section  four  hundred
fifty-five of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05982-01-5
              

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