Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to social services
|Mar 28, 2019
referred to social services
Senate Bill S4870
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Social Services Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S4870 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4870 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4870 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to access to a college education by public assistance recipients who are subject to work participation requirements PURPOSE: Allows individuals receiving public assistance to be able to pursue a college education. Allows college course work to be credited as a work activity, which can be used toward fulfilling the employment require- ments for public assistance benefits. Also changes the amount of time that a participant in a vocational school can spend in preparation for a GED from 25% to 50%. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends five different parts of section 336-a of the social services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997.
2019-S4870 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4870 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- 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 access to a college education by public assistance recipients who are subject to work participation requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 336-a of the social services law, as amended by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 275 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows: § 336-a. Educational activities. 1. Social services districts shall make available vocational educational training and educational activ- ities. 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, 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, participation in a high- er education course of instruction or trade school, and no more than a total of four years of post-secondary education (or the part-time equiv- alent). Educational activities pursuant to this section may be offered with any of the following providers which meet the performance or assessment standards established in regulations by the commissioner for such providers: a community college, licensed trade school, registered business school, or a two-year or four-year college; provided, however, that such post-secondary education must be necessary to the attainment of the participant's individual employment goal as set forth in the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.
Create an account. An account allows you to sign petitions with a single click, officially support or oppose key legislation, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.