assembly Bill A6782

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to home visiting services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance benefits who are exempt from certain work activities

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
May 30, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 20, 2019 referred to social services

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A6782 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5810
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§332, 335, 335-b & 336, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2549

A6782 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to home visiting services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance benefits who are exempt from certain work activities; provides criteria for those eligible for such home visiting services.

A6782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6782

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  home  visiting
  services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance bene-
  fits who are exempt from certain work activities

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

  Section 1. Section 332 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. APPLICANTS FOR, OR  RECIPIENTS  OF,  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  WHO  ARE
EXEMPT FROM WORK ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (D) OR (E) OF SUBDIVI-
SION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE HOME VISITING
SERVICES THAT MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO 42  U.S.C.  711,
SO  LONG  AS SUCH INDIVIDUAL MEETS ALL OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ESTAB-
LISHED PURSUANT TO THE PARTICULAR HOME VISITING MODEL. THE LOCAL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ANY APPLICANT OR RECIPI-
ENT THAT IS INTERESTED IN RECEIVING SUCH SERVICES AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE
IN DETERMINING THE MOST APPROPRIATE MODEL TO MEET THE  PARTICULAR  NEEDS
OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section  335 of the social services law, as
amended by chapter 214 of the laws of 1998, is amended and a  new  para-
graph (c) is added to subdivision 2 to read as follows:
  1.  Each  social services official shall ensure that each recipient of
public assistance who is a member of a household with dependent children
and is eighteen years of age or older, or who is  sixteen  or  seventeen
years of age and is not attending secondary school and has not completed
high school or a high school equivalency program, receives an assessment
of employability based on his or her educational level, including liter-
acy  and  English  language proficiency, basic skills proficiency, child
care and other supportive services needs; and skills, prior work experi-
ence, training and vocational interests. This assessment shall include a

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