senate Bill S528A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 print number 528a
Jan 21, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
Jan 09, 2019 referred to social services

S528 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4330
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L; amd Part B §153, Chap 436 of 1997
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7787, A10312
2017-2018: S1161, A245
2021-2022: S5574, A2475, A7672

S528 - Summary

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; amends the Welfare Reform Act in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

S528 - Sponsor Memo

S528 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   528

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  resource
  exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; and to amend
  chapter  436  of the laws of 1997, constituting the welfare reform act
  of 1997, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section  131-n  of the social services law, as amended by
section 16 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  subdivision  1
as  amended by section 1 of part X of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016 and
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 207 of the laws of 2001, is  amended
to read as follows:
  § 131-n. Exemption of income and resources.  1.  THE RESOURCES IDENTI-
FIED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXEMPT AND DISREGARDED
AT APPLICATION IN CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS  OF  ANY  APPLICANT
FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AT RECERTIFICATION, RESOURCES DELINE-
ATED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSID-
ERATION WHEN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY OR CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF  BENE-
FITS OF ANY RECIPIENT FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
  2.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
lating the amount of benefits of any [household under] APPLICANT FOR any
public assistance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up
to [two] THREE thousand dollars, or [three] FOUR thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED
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]
SEVEN  THOUSAND  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S528A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4330
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L; amd Part B §153, Chap 436 of 1997
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7787, A10312
2017-2018: S1161, A245
2021-2022: S5574, A2475, A7672

S528A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; amends the Welfare Reform Act in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

S528A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S528A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 528--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services --  recom-
  mitted  to  the Committee on Social Services in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law,  in relation to resource
  exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; and to amend
  part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  constituting  the  welfare
  reform act of 1997, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 131-n of the social services  law,  as  amended  by
section  16  of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, subdivision 1
as separately amended by chapters 323 and 329 of the laws  of  2019  and
subdivision  3 as amended by chapter 207 of the laws of 2001, is amended
to read as follows:
  § 131-n. Exemption of income and resources. 1. THE  RESOURCES  IDENTI-
FIED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXEMPT AND DISREGARDED
AT APPLICATION IN CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS  OF  ANY  APPLICANT
FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AT RECERTIFICATION, RESOURCES DELINE-
ATED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSID-
ERATION WHEN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY OR CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF  BENE-
FITS OF ANY RECIPIENT FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
  2.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
lating the amount of benefits of any [household under] APPLICANT FOR any
public assistance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up
to [two] THREE thousand dollars, or [three] FOUR thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED
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]  SEVEN
THOUSAND  fifty  dollars  in  a  separate bank account established by an

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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