assembly Bill A7859A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study on debit card use

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 07, 2020 signed chap.234
Sep 25, 2020 delivered to governor
Feb 24, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.402
substituted for a7859a
Feb 24, 2020 substituted by s5538a
Feb 20, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.402
Feb 11, 2020 reported
Feb 05, 2020 print number 7859a
Feb 05, 2020 amend and recommit to mental health
Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health
May 24, 2019 referred to mental health

Votes

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Jan 15, 2020 - Mental Health committee Vote

S5538
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 15, 2020

May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S5538
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 21, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5538
18
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committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 14, 2019 - Mental Health committee Vote

S5538
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

A7859 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5538
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

A7859 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study in consultation with the comptroller's office on whether it is feasible to allow the use of debit cards for residents' cash accounts to be used for facilities and service providers holding operating certificates.

A7859 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7859

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT directing the commissioner of the office for people with develop-
  mental disabilities to conduct a study on the feasibility of  allowing
  the use of debit cards for resident's cash accounts; 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. 1. The commissioner of the office for people with  develop-
mental  disabilities shall conduct a study, in cooperation and consulta-
tion with the comptroller's office, to determine the feasibility of such
office authorizing the use of debit cards, as defined pursuant to subdi-
vision 9 of section 511 of the general business law, for  cash  accounts
of residents of facilities operated by such office to be used for facil-
ities  and  service providers holding operating certificates pursuant to
section 16.03 of the mental hygiene law.
  2. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an examination  of
whether  the use of debit cards for residents' cash accounts would be in
conflict with any provisions of the state finance law  or  federal  law,
the  impact  that  banking fees would have on the individual finances of
each resident,  the  impact  that  banking  fees  would  have  on  state
finances, and what effect would result from shifting funds from individ-
uals  served by the office for people with developmental disabilities to
the financial industry.
  3. Upon completion of such study, but no later than December 31, 2020,
the commissioner of the office for people with  developmental  disabili-
ties  shall  issue  a  report based on the findings of such study to the
governor, the temporary president of the  senate,  the  speaker  of  the
assembly,  the commissioner of mental health, and the comptroller, which
shall include, but not be limited to:
  (a) the findings of such study;

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

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A7859A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5538
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

A7859A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study in consultation with the comptroller's office on whether it is feasible to allow the use of debit cards for residents' cash accounts to be used for facilities and service providers holding operating certificates.

A7859A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7859--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Mental Health -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Mental
  Health  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT directing the commissioner of the office for people with develop-
  mental disabilities to conduct a study on the feasibility of  allowing
  the use of debit cards for resident's cash accounts; 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. 1. The commissioner of the office for people with  develop-
mental  disabilities shall conduct a study, in cooperation and consulta-
tion with the comptroller's office, to determine the feasibility of such
office authorizing the use of debit cards, as defined pursuant to subdi-
vision 9 of section 511 of the general business law, for  cash  accounts
of residents of facilities operated by such office to be used for facil-
ities  and  service providers holding operating certificates pursuant to
section 16.03 of the mental hygiene law.
  2. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an examination  of
whether  the use of debit cards for residents' cash accounts would be in
conflict with any provisions of the state finance law  or  federal  law,
the  impact  that  banking fees would have on the individual finances of
each resident,  the  impact  that  banking  fees  would  have  on  state
finances, and what effect would result from shifting funds from individ-
uals  served by the office for people with developmental disabilities to
the financial industry.
  3. Upon completion of such study, but no later than December 31, 2021,
the commissioner of the office for people with  developmental  disabili-
ties  shall  issue  a  report based on the findings of such study to the
governor, the temporary president of the  senate,  the  speaker  of  the

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