Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2018||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8947
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8947 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8947 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8947 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to creating the Hurricane Maria temporary housing assistance program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would establish the Hurricane Maria Temporary Housing Assist- ance Program SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Authorizes local social service agencies to assist families and individ- uals currently receiving housing assistance under FEMA's Temporary Shel- ter Assistance (TSA) to qualify for emergency housing deposit and one month rental assistance. The legislation should require that the security deposit is returned to local social service agency, and that the one month rental coverage can
2017-S8947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8947 I N S E N A T E June 7, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to creating the Hurricane Maria temporary housing assistance program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 2-A of the social services law is amended by adding a new title 3 to read as follows: TITLE 3 HURRICANE MARIA TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SECTION 47. ESTABLISHMENT; DEFINITIONS. 47-A. APPLICATION. § 47. ESTABLISHMENT; DEFINITIONS. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMISSIONER THE HURRICANE MARIA TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH SHALL ASSIST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS IN RECEIVING AN EMERGENCY HOUSING DEPOSIT AND ONE MONTH'S RENTAL ASSIST- ANCE. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE: (I) "QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVING ASSIST- ANCE UNDER THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S TRANSITIONAL SHEL- TERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE MARIA; (II) "FUNDING" SHALL MEAN A SECURITY DEPOSIT UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ONE MONTH'S RENT UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND (III) "QUALIFIED RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN HOUSING LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITH A RENT OBLIGATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS PER MONTH. § 47-A. APPLICATION. 1. A QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR A QUALIFIED RESIDENCE FROM THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IN WHICH SUCH QUALIFIED RESI- DENCE IS LOCATED. 2. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF RECEIPT OF SUCH FUNDING, SUCH QUALIFIED INDIVID- UAL SHALL REIMBURSE SUCH LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR THE COST OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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