assembly Bill A245

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Jan 31, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 05, 2017 referred to social services

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A245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1161
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:
2015-2016: A10312, S7787
2019-2020: A4330, S528
2021-2022: A2475, A7672, S5574

A245 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   245

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. HEVESI -- read once and referred 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:
  § 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

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