senate Bill S7983B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the department of social services, the department of health, and not-for-profit corporations to inquire into whether applicants for financial assistance have engaged in military service

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8641 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 04, 2016 signed chap.407
Oct 26, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1520
substituted for s7983b
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a8641b
Jun 14, 2016 amended on third reading 7983b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 14, 2016 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 7983a
Jun 07, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1520
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2016 referred to social services

Votes

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Jun 7, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S7983
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0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S7983 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8641B
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Soc Serv L; amd §202, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8641A

S7983 - Summary

Requires the department of social services and not-for-profit corporations to inquire into whether applicants for financial assistance have engaged in military service.

S7983 - Sponsor Memo

S7983 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7983

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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, the not-for-profit  corporation
  law and the executive law, in relation to inquiring into past military
  service on applications for public welfare

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 20 of the social services  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  TO  ENSURE THE PROVISION, ON ANY FORM REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED AT
APPLICATION OR RECERTIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  OBTAINING  FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE  PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THE FORM SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOW-
ING QUESTIONS: "HAVE YOU SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES?"  AND
"HAS  SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY?" WHEN
AFFIRMATIVE ANSWERS TO SUCH QUESTIONS ARE INDICATED BY THE APPLICANT  OR
RECIPIENT, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE ADVISED THAT THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES
DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS WITH THEIR NAME
AND CONTACT INFORMATION UNLESS SUCH INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS TO THE SHARING OF
SUCH  INFORMATION.  INFORMATION  REGARDING  VETERANS AND MILITARY STATUS
SHALL BE PROTECTED AS PERSONAL CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL, AND USED  ONLY  TO
ASSIST  IN  THE  DIAGNOSIS,  TREATMENT,  ASSESSMENT  AND HANDLING OF THE
VETERAN'S OR FAMILY MEMBER'S PROBLEMS WITHIN THE AGENCY REQUESTING  SUCH
INFORMATION  AND  IN REFERRING THE VETERAN OR FAMILY MEMBER TO THE DIVI-
SION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS FOR THE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE WITH REGARD
TO BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW.
  S 2. Section 202 of the not-for-profit corporation law is  amended  by
adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) EVERY CORPORATION RECEIVING ANY KIND OF STATE FUNDING SHALL ENSURE
THE  PROVISION  ON  ANY  FORM REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED AT APPLICATION OR
RECERTIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PURSU-
ANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THAT THE APPLICATION FORM SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOW-
ING QUESTIONS: "HAVE YOU SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES?"  AND
"HAS  SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY?" WHEN
AFFIRMATIVE ANSWERS TO SUCH QUESTIONS ARE INDICATED BY THE APPLICANT  OR

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

S7983A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8641B
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Soc Serv L; amd §202, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8641A

S7983A - Summary

Requires the department of social services and not-for-profit corporations to inquire into whether applicants for financial assistance have engaged in military service.

S7983A - Sponsor Memo

S7983A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7983--A
    Cal. No. 1520

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- commit-
  tee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee  on  Rules  --
  reported  favorably  from said committee to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the social services law and  the  not-for-profit  corpo-
  ration  law,  in  relation  to inquiring into past military service on
  applications for public welfare

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 20 of the social services law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J) TO ENSURE THE PROVISION, ON ANY FORM REQUIRED TO BE  COMPLETED  AT
APPLICATION  OR  RECERTIFICATION  FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THE FORM SHALL CONTAIN A  CHECK-OFF
QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT OR A MEMBER OF HIS OR
HER FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, AND AN OPTION TO ANSWER
IN  THE  AFFIRMATIVE.  WHERE  THE  APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT ANSWERS IN THE
AFFIRMATIVE TO SUCH QUESTION, THE STATE DEPARTMENT  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES
SHALL  ENSURE  THAT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE STATE DIVISION OF VETER-
ANS' AFFAIRS IS PROVIDED TO SUCH APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT, IN ADDITION  TO
ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED.
  S  2.  Section 202 of the not-for-profit corporation law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) EVERY CORPORATION RECEIVING ANY KIND OF STATE FUNDING SHALL ENSURE
THE PROVISION ON ANY FORM REQUIRED TO BE  COMPLETED  AT  APPLICATION  OR
RECERTIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PURSU-
ANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THAT THE APPLICATION FORM SHALL CONTAIN A CHECK-OFF
QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT OR A MEMBER OF HIS OR
HER FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, AND AN OPTION TO ANSWER
IN  THE  AFFIRMATIVE.  WHERE  THE  APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT ANSWERS IN THE
AFFIRMATIVE TO  SUCH  QUESTION,  THE  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  CORPORATION  SHALL
ENSURE  THAT  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  THE STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS'

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

S7983B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8641B
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Soc Serv L; amd §202, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8641A

S7983B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of social services and not-for-profit corporations to inquire into whether applicants for financial assistance have engaged in military service.

S7983B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7983B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7983--B
    Cal. No. 1520

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- commit-
  tee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee  on  Rules  --
  reported  favorably  from said committee to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
  --  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote
  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,   amended   and   ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the not-for-profit corpo-
  ration law, in relation to inquiring into  past  military  service  on
  applications for public welfare

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 20 of the social services  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  TO  ENSURE THE PROVISION, ON ANY FORM REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED AT
APPLICATION OR RECERTIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE  OF  OBTAINING  FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE  PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THE FORM SHALL CONTAIN A CHECK-OFF
QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT OR A MEMBER OF HIS OR
HER FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, AND AN OPTION TO ANSWER
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE. WHERE THE APPLICANT  OR  RECIPIENT  ANSWERS  IN  THE
AFFIRMATIVE  TO  SUCH  QUESTION,  THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE SHALL ENSURE THAT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE STATE  DIVISION
OF  VETERANS'  AFFAIRS  IS  PROVIDED  TO SUCH APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT, IN
ADDITION TO ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED.
  S 2. Section 202 of the not-for-profit corporation law is  amended  by
adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) EVERY CORPORATION RECEIVING ANY KIND OF STATE FUNDING SHALL ENSURE
THE  PROVISION  ON  ANY  FORM REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED AT APPLICATION OR
RECERTIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PURSU-
ANT TO THIS CHAPTER, THAT THE APPLICATION FORM SHALL CONTAIN A CHECK-OFF
QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT OR A MEMBER OF HIS OR
HER FAMILY SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, AND AN OPTION TO ANSWER
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE. WHERE THE APPLICANT  OR  RECIPIENT  ANSWERS  IN  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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