senate Bill S547

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting appeals, within the department of family assistance, by means of electronic communications systems conference with independent hearing officers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 05, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 30, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 29, 2018 1st report cal.315
Jan 03, 2018 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2017 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1125
Jan 04, 2017 referred to social services

Votes

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Jan 29, 2018 - Social Services committee Vote

S547
4
2
committee
4
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Jan 29, 2018

aye wr (1)

May 23, 2017 - Social Services committee Vote

S547
4
3
committee
4
Aye
3
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

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S547 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4259
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6882, A9492
2013-2014: S2611, A5630
2015-2016: S3084, A5111
2019-2020: S904, A5463
2021-2022: A4872
2023-2024: A1729

S547 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting appeals to the department to be conducted by means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communications systems with and by independent hearing officers.

S547 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S547 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   547

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services law, in relation to permitting
  appeals to the department of family  assistance  to  be  conducted  by
  means  of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communi-
  cations systems with and by independent hearing officers

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 22 of the social services law, as
added by chapter 473 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  2. In connection with any appeal pursuant to  this  section,  with  or
without  a  fair  hearing,  [the]  EACH  commissioner  may designate and
authorize one or more appropriate members of his OR HER staff  OR  INDE-
PENDENT  FAIR  HEARING OFFICERS to consider and decide such appeals. Any
staff member OR INDEPENDENT  FAIR  HEARING  OFFICER  so  designated  and
authorized  shall have authority to decide such appeals on behalf of the
commissioner with the same force and effect as if the  commissioner  had
made  the decisions.  Fair hearings held in connection with such appeals
shall be held on behalf of the commissioner by members of his  staff  OR
INDEPENDENT  FAIR HEARING OFFICERS who are employed for such purposes or
who have been designated and authorized by him therefor.  THE FAIR HEAR-
ING MAY BE CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF A CONFERENCE TELEPHONE,  VIDEO  CONFER-
ENCE  EQUIPMENT OR SIMILAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ALLOWING ALL PERSONS
PARTICIPATING IN SUCH HEARING TO HEAR EACH OTHER AT THE SAME  TIME.  The
provisions  of  this  subdivision shall apply to fair hearings conducted
pursuant to subdivision eight of section four hundred twenty-two of this
chapter, and to any hearing required pursuant to this chapter concerning
the denial, suspension or  revocation  of  any  permit,  certificate  or
license,  and  to  any  hearing  held  pursuant  to section four hundred
fifty-five of this chapter.

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

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