senate Bill S6253A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Mar 07, 2016 print number 6253a
Mar 07, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Mar 14, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S6253A
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2016

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excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S6253 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9630
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S6253 - 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.

S6253 - Sponsor Memo

S6253 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6253

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, CROCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland
  Security and Military Affairs

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 settlement 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 requir-
  ing 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 SETTLEMENT
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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6253A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9630
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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

S6253A (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.

S6253A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6253A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6253--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, CROCI, AMEDORE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, MARCHIONE,
  MARTINS, NOZZOLIO, ORTT, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

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

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

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