assembly Bill A474A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes social services districts to offer participants in public assistance employment programs an option to complete a course of instruction in financial literacy and personal finance

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 12, 2017 signed chap.275
Aug 31, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1849
substituted for s1170a
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 15, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.361
rules report cal.361
reported
Jun 14, 2017 reported referred to rules
Apr 25, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 22, 2017 print number 474a
Mar 22, 2017 amend and recommit to social services
Jan 09, 2017 referred to social services

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Multi-Sponsors

A474 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1170
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§336 & 336-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7763, S5249
2015-2016: A1101, S2150

A474 - Summary

Authorizes social services districts to offer participants in public assistance employment programs an option to complete a course of instruction in financial literacy and personal finance; authorizes local social services districts to cooperate with the department of labor in providing workforce guidance and information.

A474 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   474

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to allowing  social
  services  districts to offer participants in public assistance employ-
  ment programs an option to complete a course in financial literacy and
  personal finance

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of section 336 of the social
services  law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the
laws of 1997, is amended and a new paragraph (j-l) is added to  read  as
follows:
  (f)  job search and job readiness assistance, provided that job search
is an active and continuing effort to secure  employment  configured  by
the  local  social  services official; AND SUCH SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT
MAY WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR  TO  PROVIDE  WORK-
FORCE  GUIDANCE  AND INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION TEN-C OF THE
LABOR LAW;
  (J-L) EDUCATION OR A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN FINANCIAL  LITERACY  AND
PERSONAL  FINANCE THAT INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON HOUSEHOLD CASH MANAGEMENT
TECHNIQUES, CAREER ADVICE TO OBTAIN A WELL PAYING AND SECURE JOB,  USING
CHECKING  AND  SAVINGS  ACCOUNTS, OBTAINING AND UTILIZING SHORT AND LONG
TERM CREDIT, SECURING A LOAN OR OTHER LONG  TERM  FINANCING  ARRANGEMENT
FOR  HIGH COST ITEMS SUCH AS A MOTOR VEHICLE, HOME OR PARTICIPATION IN A
HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE OF INSTRUCTION OR TRADE  SCHOOL,  OBTAINING  AND
USING  CREDIT  AND DEBIT CARDS, INVESTING AND SAVING MONEY, AND PLANNING
FOR RETIREMENT;
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 336-a of the  social  services  law,  as
amended  by  section  4  of part J of chapter 58 of the laws of 2014, is
amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01848-01-7

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A474A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1170
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§336 & 336-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7763, S5249
2015-2016: A1101, S2150

A474A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes social services districts to offer participants in public assistance employment programs an option to complete a course of instruction in financial literacy and personal finance; authorizes local social services districts to cooperate with the department of labor in providing workforce guidance and information.

A474A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 474--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Social  Services
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to allowing  social
  services  districts to offer participants in public assistance employ-
  ment programs an option to complete a course in financial literacy and
  personal finance

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of section 336 of the social
services  law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  (f) job search and job readiness assistance, provided that job  search
is  an  active  and continuing effort to secure employment configured by
the local social services official; AND SUCH  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT
MAY  WORK  IN  COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO PROVIDE WORK-
FORCE GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION TEN-C  OF  THE
LABOR LAW;
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 336-a of the social services law, as
amended by section 4 of part J of chapter 58 of the  laws  of  2014,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  Social  services  districts shall make available vocational educa-
tional training and educational activities.  Such activities may include
but need not be limited to, high school education or education  designed
to  prepare  a  participant  for  a high school equivalency certificate,
basic and remedial education, education in English  proficiency,  EDUCA-
TION  OR  A  COURSE  OF  INSTRUCTION  IN FINANCIAL LITERACY AND PERSONAL
FINANCE THAT INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON  HOUSEHOLD  CASH  MANAGEMENT  TECH-
NIQUES,  CAREER  ADVICE  TO  OBTAIN  A WELL PAYING AND SECURE JOB, USING
CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, OBTAINING AND UTILIZING  SHORT  AND  LONG

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