|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 28, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9012
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S9012 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9012 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the child poverty reduction advisory council to effectuate a fifty percent reduction of child poverty in the state within ten years and requires the director of the budget to evaluate the effects reductions to the state budget will have on reducing child poverty in New York state.
S9012 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9012 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to evaluating the effects adjustments or reductions to the state budget will have on reducing child poverty in New York state; to establish the child poverty reduction advisory council to effectuate a reduction in child poverty in the state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira- tion thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create mechanisms and an advisory council to ensure that New York State reduces the overall child poverty rate by fifty percent in the next ten years. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: States legislative purpose of the bill and declares New York
S9012 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9012 I N S E N A T E September 28, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to evaluating the effects adjustments or reductions to the state budget will have on reducing child poverty in New York state; to establish the child poverty reduction advisory council to effectuate a reduction in child poverty in the state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative Findings. The Legislature hereby declares that New York shall reduce the overall child poverty rate by fifty percent in the next ten years. Nearly 3 million New Yorkers are living in poverty, 895,000 of which are children. In fact, 1 in 5 New York children strug- gle to meet basic needs, and although several efforts have been under- taken, the overall poverty rate in New York has failed to see a reduction over the last decade. Meanwhile, the federal government continues to slash those benefits that have been shown to have positive impacts on lifting children and their families out of poverty. The Legislature finds that reducing child poverty will protect the health and general wellbeing of all New Yorkers and lead to long term savings for New York's budget. To effectuate this reduction, the child poverty reduction advisory council shall be established to research policy ideas, develop best practices, and continually monitor relevant bench- marks to ensure that New York remains on pace to successfully reduce child poverty by fifty percent in ten years. § 2. Subdivision 7 of section 23 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows: G. PRIOR TO MAKING ANY SUCH ADJUSTMENT OR REDUCTION AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDIVISION THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET SHALL EVALUATE THE EFFECTS THAT SUCH REDUCTIONS WILL HAVE ON CHILD POVERTY IN NEW YORK AND SHALL MAKE SUCH EVALUATION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. § 3. Advisory council established. (a) To effectuate a reduction in child poverty in the state, there is hereby established an advisory EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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