Senate Bill S1089

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Exempts certain funds in a qualified tuition program in the calculation of household benefits under public assistance programs

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-S1089 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5016
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1089, A5016

2019-S1089 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts certain funds in a qualified tuition program in the calculation of household benefits under public assistance programs.

2019-S1089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S1089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1089
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- 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  exempting
   certain  funds  in  a  qualified tuition program in the calculation of
   household benefits under public assistance programs

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 131-n of the social services law,
 as amended by section 1 of part X of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
 lating the amount of benefits of any household under any public  assist-
 ance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up to two thou-
 sand  dollars,  or  three  thousand dollars in the case of households in
 which any member is sixty years of age or older, (b)  an  amount  up  to
 four  thousand  six  hundred  fifty  dollars  in a separate bank account
 established by an individual while currently in  receipt  of  assistance
 for  the  sole purpose of enabling the individual to purchase a first or
 replacement vehicle for  the  recipient  to  seek,  obtain  or  maintain
 employment, so long as the funds are not used for any other purpose, (c)
 an  amount  up  to  one thousand four hundred dollars in a separate bank
 account established by an  individual  while  currently  in  receipt  of
 assistance  for the purpose of paying tuition at a two-year or four-year
 accredited post-secondary educational institution, so long as the  funds
 are  not  used  for  any  other purpose, (d) the home which is the usual
 residence of the household, (e)  one  automobile,  up  to  ten  thousand
 dollars  fair  market  value,  through  March thirty-first, two thousand
 seventeen; one automobile, up to eleven  thousand  dollars  fair  market
 value,  from  April  first, two thousand seventeen through March thirty-
 first, two thousand eighteen; and one automobile, up to twelve  thousand
 dollars  fair market value, beginning April first, two thousand eighteen
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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