assembly Bill A9630

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires residents of the state, who are foreign refugees, to register with the office of temporary and disability assistance

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Mar 23, 2016 referred to governmental operations

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A9630 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6253
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§709 & 94-b, Exec L; amd §20, Soc Serv L; add §1413, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2304

A9630 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires residents of the state, who are foreign refugees, to register with the office of temporary and disability assistance; directs such office to provide registration information to the office of children and family services, the department of health, the office for new Americans, the department of law, the division of state police, and the division of homeland security and emergency services; directs the office for new Americans to conduct background screenings of all refugees who register; requires refugee resettlement agencies to submit quarterly reports to the bureau of refugee and immigrant assistance on the refugees to whom it provides assistance, and to monitor the activities of such refugees for a certain period of time (view more) and directs the division of homeland security and emergency services to develop and implement a plan to ensure compliance by refugee resettlement agencies.

A9630 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9630

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. HIKIND -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to directing the division
  of  homeland  security  and  emergency  services  to develop a plan to
  ensure that refugee resettlement agencies  monitor  certain  refugees;
  and  directing  the  office  for new Americans to conduct a background
  check on refugees; to amend the social services law,  in  relation  to
  requiring aliens admitted to the United States as refugees to register
  with  the  office of temporary and disability assistance; and to amend
  the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to  requiring  refugee
  resettlement  agencies  to  submit  quarterly reports to the bureau of
  refugee and immigrant assistance and requiring such agencies to  moni-
  tor refugees for a certain period of time

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (u) of subdivision 2 of section 709 of the execu-
tive law is relettered paragraph (v) and a new paragraph (u) is added to
read as follows:
  (U) DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO ENSURE THAT ALL REFUGEE  RESETTLE-
MENT  AGENCIES COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND FOUR
HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW.
  S 2. Paragraphs (m) and (n) of subdivision 5 of section  94-b  of  the
executive  law, as added by chapter 206 of the laws of 2014, are amended
and a new paragraph (o) is added to read as follows:
  (m) Encourage and assist  local  governments  in  the  development  of
activities to enhance civic engagement among immigrants and in immigrant
communities; [and]
  (n) Beginning in two thousand fifteen, by June fifteenth of each year,
produce  a  report to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, and the
temporary president of the  senate  describing  the  activities  of  the
office, including but not limited to, summarizing calls received through
the  hotline and website, information on ESOL training services provided
by the office, the number of immigrants assisted through the opportunity

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13199-07-6