senate Bill S1615

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases from $300 to $600 the monthly rent subsidy payable for housing for a foster child living independently in certain circumstances

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to children and families
May 27, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2015 referred to children and families

Votes

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Feb 2, 2016 - Children and Families committee Vote

S1615
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2016

May 27, 2015 - Children and Families committee Vote

S1615
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 27, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S1615 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง409-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1291

S1615 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases from $300 to $600 the monthly rent subsidy payable for housing for a foster child living independently in certain circumstances.

S1615 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1615 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1615

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to increasing  from
  $300  a  month  to  $600  a month the rent subsidy payable to a foster
  child living independently

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision 5 of section 409-a of the
social services law, as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of  1993,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (c)  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  this section, where a
social services official determines that a lack of adequate  housing  is
the  primary factor preventing the discharge of a child or children from
foster care including, but not limited to, children  with  the  goal  of
discharge  to  independent living, preventive services shall include, in
addition to any other payments  or  benefits  received  by  the  family,
special  cash  grants  in  the  form  of  rent subsidies, including rent
arrears, or any other assistance, sufficient to obtain adequate housing.
Such rent subsidies or assistance shall not exceed the  sum  of  [three]
SIX  hundred  dollars  per  month, shall not be provided for a period of
more than three years, and shall be  considered  a  special  grant.  The
provisions  of this paragraph shall not be construed to limit such offi-
cial's authority to provide other preventive services.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03828-01-5

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