senate Bill S2304

2017-2018 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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 12, 2017 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S2304 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
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 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6253

S2304 (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.

S2304 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2304 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2304

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MURPHY, CROCI, AMEDORE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, MARCHIONE,
  ORTT,  RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty 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  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.
  §  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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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