senate Bill S1089

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Exempts certain funds in a qualified tuition program in the calculation of household benefits under public assistance programs

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 22, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.349
substituted for a5016
May 01, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 10, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 09, 2019 1st report cal.421
Mar 05, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2019 referred to social services

Votes

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Apr 9, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S1089
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 5, 2019 - Social Services committee Vote

S1089
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2019

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S1089 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5016
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4344, A5156
2017-2018: S9035, A4371

S1089 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts certain funds in a qualified tuition program in the calculation of household benefits under public assistance programs.

S1089 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1089 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1089

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- 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  exempting
  certain  funds  in  a  qualified tuition program in the calculation of
  household benefits under public assistance programs

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 131-n of the social services law,
as amended by section 1 of part X of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
lating the amount of benefits of any household under any public  assist-
ance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up to two thou-
sand  dollars,  or  three  thousand 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  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 long as the funds are not used for any other purpose, (c)
an  amount  up  to  one thousand four hundred dollars in a separate bank
account established by an  individual  while  currently  in  receipt  of
assistance  for the purpose of paying tuition at a two-year or four-year
accredited post-secondary educational institution, so long as the  funds
are  not  used  for  any  other purpose, (d) the home which is the usual
residence of the household, (e)  one  automobile,  up  to  ten  thousand
dollars  fair  market  value,  through  March thirty-first, two thousand
seventeen; one automobile, up to eleven  thousand  dollars  fair  market
value,  from  April  first, two thousand seventeen through March thirty-
first, two thousand eighteen; and one automobile, up to twelve  thousand
dollars  fair market value, beginning April first, two thousand eighteen

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

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