senate Bill S3597

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits work experience programs in New York

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May 03, 2016 committee discharged and committed to social services
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Feb 13, 2015 referred to health

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S3597 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5936A
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง336 & 336-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5120A, A7119A

S3597 - Summary

Prohibits work experience programs in New York.

S3597 - Sponsor Memo

S3597 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3597

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to prohibiting work
  experience programs in New York

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

  Section 1. 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,
paragraph (h) as amended by section 2 and paragraph (i)  as  amended  by
section  3  of  part  J of chapter 58 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. Social services districts may provide, and require  applicants  for
and  recipients  of  public  assistance  to  participate in a variety of
activities[, including but not] limited to ACTIVITIES THE RECIPIENT  CAN
CHOOSE FROM WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE RECIPIENT'S EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES,
INCLUDING the following:
  (a) unsubsidized employment;
  (b) subsidized private sector employment;
  (c) subsidized public sector employment;
  [(d)  work  experience  in  the  public  sector  or non-profit sector,
(including work associated with refurbishing publicly assisted  housing)
if sufficient private sector employment is not available;]
  [(e)] (D) On-the-job training;
  [(f)]  (E)  job search and job readiness assistance, provided that job
search is an active and continuing effort to secure  employment  config-
ured by the local social services official;
  [(g)]  (F) community service programs provided, however, the number of
hours a participant in community service activities authorized  pursuant
to  this  section shall be required to work in such assignment shall not
exceed a number which equals  the  amount  of  assistance  payable  with
respect  to  such  individual  (inclusive  of  the  value of food stamps

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06527-02-5

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