assembly Bill A1589

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Jun 07, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 12, 2017 referred to social services

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A1589 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §131-bb, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10420
2019-2020: A339
2021-2022: A5741

A1589 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study regarding how much income is needed for a family of a given composition in a given geographic location to adequately meet its basic needs without public or private assistance.

A1589 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1589

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Social Services

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the creation of
  a self-sufficiency standard study

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
131-bb to read as follows:
  § 131-BB. SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD STUDY. 1. (A)  A  SELF-SUFFICIENCY
STANDARD  MEASURES  HOW  MUCH  INCOME  IS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY OF A GIVEN
COMPOSITION IN A GIVEN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION TO ADEQUATELY MEET ITS  BASIC
NEEDS WITHOUT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE.
  (B)  A  SELF-SUFFICIENCY  STANDARD  IS A TOOL THAT CAN BE USED TO: (I)
CREATE A BENCHMARK  FOR  MEASURING  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  ANTI-POVERTY
PROGRAMS  AND  POLICIES;  (II)  DETERMINE  EFFECTIVE  WAYS  TO  ALLOCATE
RESOURCES THAT WILL LEAD TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT RESULTS IN  LIVING
WAGE  JOBS; (III) TARGET THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING AND INDUSTRIES THAT
RESULT IN HIGHER-WAGE JOBS FOR NEW YORKERS; (IV) ENHANCE EDUCATION,  JOB
TRAINING,  AND  SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; (V) COUNSEL CLIENTS TRANSI-
TIONING FROM WELFARE AND  UNEMPLOYMENT,  THROUGH  WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMS  AND  EDUCATION  AND TRAINING, INTO SELF-SUFFICIENCY WAGE JOBS;
AND (VI) ENHANCE ONLINE "BUDGET CALCULATOR" TOOLS THAT ENABLE  USERS  TO
STRATEGIZE  COMBINATIONS  OF  PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SUPPORTS AND SUBSIDIES,
WITH TRAINING AND EDUCATION, AND/OR EMPLOYMENT, TO INCREASE  INCOME  AND
ECONOMIC SECURITY.
  2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  LABOR SHALL CONTRACT WITH A THIRD PARTY, THAT
MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS IN SUBDIVISION FOUR  OF  THIS  SECTION,  FOR  THE
COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA THAT RESULTS IN THE CALCULATION OF BASIC
NEEDS BUDGETS.
  3.  CALCULATION  OF  STANDARD OF BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS. (A) STANDARDS OF
BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS SHALL (I) MEASURE THE NECESSARY INCOME  REQUIRED  TO

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