senate Bill S7787

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs

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May 24, 2016 reported and committed to finance
May 12, 2016 referred to social services

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Social Services committee Vote

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Social Services Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

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S7787 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10312
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L; amd Part B §153, Chap 436 of 1997
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1161, A245
2019-2020: S528, A4330
2021-2022: S5574, A2475, A7672

S7787 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; amends the Welfare Reform Act in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

S7787 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7787 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7787

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  resource
  exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; and to amend
  chapter  436  of the laws of 1997, constituting the welfare reform act
  of 1997, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  131-n  of the social services law, as amended by
section 16 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  subdivision  1
as  amended by section 1 of part X of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016 and
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 207 of the laws of 2001, is  amended
to read as follows:
  S 131-n. Exemption of income and resources.  1.  THE RESOURCES IDENTI-
FIED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXEMPT AND DISREGARDED
AT APPLICATION IN CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS  OF  ANY  APPLICANT
FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AT RECERTIFICATION, RESOURCES DELINE-
ATED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSID-
ERATION WHEN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY OR CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF  BENE-
FITS OF ANY RECIPIENT FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
  2.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
lating the amount of benefits of any [household under] APPLICANT FOR any
public assistance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up
to [two] THREE thousand dollars, or [three] FOUR thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED
dollars  in the case of households in which any member is sixty years of
age or older, (b) an amount up to  [four  thousand  six  hundred  fifty]
SEVEN  THOUSAND  FIFTY dollars in a separate bank account established by
an individual while currently in receipt  of  assistance  for  the  sole
purpose  of  enabling  the individual to purchase a first or replacement
vehicle for the recipient to seek, obtain  or  maintain  employment,  so
long  as the funds are not used for any other purpose, (c) an amount [up
to one thousand four] EQUAL TO THE GREATER OF FIVE THOUSAND ONE  hundred
SIXTY-FIVE  dollars  OR  THE  MAXIMUM  TUITION  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARD
AVAILABLE FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC  YEAR  in  a  separate  bank  account
established  by  an  individual while currently in receipt of assistance
for the purpose of paying tuition at a two-year or four-year  accredited
post-secondary  educational  institution,  so  long as the funds are not

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