assembly Bill A2059

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of the office of financial services for new Americans

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to banks
Jan 22, 2019 referred to banks

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A2059 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Banks
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Add §46, Bank L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8794
2021-2022: A3273

A2059 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of the office of financial services for new Americans for the purpose of assisting immigrant communities in gaining financial knowledge and understanding.

A2059 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2059

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. KIM, VANEL, SOLAGES, D'URSO, WEPRIN -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Banks

AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation  to  the  creation  of  the
  office of financial services for new Americans

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

  Section 1. The banking law is amended by adding a new  section  46  to
read as follows:
  §  46.  OFFICE  OF  FINANCIAL  SERVICES FOR NEW AMERICANS. 1. THERE IS
HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT  THE  OFFICE  OF  FINANCIAL
SERVICES  FOR  NEW AMERICANS. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL APPOINT THE CHIEF
FINANCIAL ADVISOR FOR NEW AMERICANS WHO SHALL APPOINT STAFF AND  PERFORM
SUCH  OTHER  FUNCTIONS  TO  ENSURE THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE OFFICE
WITHIN THE AMOUNTS MADE AVAILABLE THEREFOR BY APPROPRIATION.
  2. THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR NEW AMERICANS SHALL  HAVE  THE
POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY TO:
  (A) DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES FOR THE PURPOSE
OF  ASSISTING  IMMIGRANT  COMMUNITIES IN GAINING FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE AND
UNDERSTANDING. SUCH PROGRAMS  AND  INITIATIVES  SHALL  ASSIST  IMMIGRANT
COMMUNITIES IN:
  (I) GAINING FINANCIAL LITERACY;
  (II) NAVIGATING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS;
  (III) LEARNING HOW TO BORROW, LEND AND INVEST MONEY; AND
  (IV) LEARNING HOW TO BUILD CREDIT;
  (B)  CONDUCT WORKSHOPS ON FINANCIAL TOPICS AND OFFER FINANCIAL ASSIST-
ANCE AND GUIDANCE TO IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES; AND
  (C) ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF IMMIGRANTS IN DEALINGS WITH BANKS, FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS AND CREDIT BUREAUS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03969-01-9