senate Bill S5525

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the intergenerational poverty mitigation act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Social Services Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
May 06, 2019 referred to social services

S5525 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7713
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 10-E §§484 - 484-c, Soc Serv L

S5525 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the intergenerational poverty mitigation act; creates a commission to study intergenerational poverty and a pilot program to address intergenerational poverty subject to appropriation.

S5525 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5525 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5525

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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  enacting  the
  intergenerational poverty mitigation act

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

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  article
10-E to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 10-E
                INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY MITIGATION ACT
SECTION 484. SHORT TITLE.
        484-A. DEFINITIONS.
        484-B. NEW YORK INTERGENERATIONAL WELFARE REFORM COMMISSION.
        484-C. ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY PLAN IMPLEMEN-
                 TATION PILOT PROGRAM.
  § 484. SHORT  TITLE.  THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE "INTERGENERA-
TIONAL POVERTY MITIGATION ACT."
  § 484-A. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "CYCLE OF POVERTY" OR "POVERTY CYCLE" MEANS THE SET OF  FACTORS  OR
EVENTS  BY WHICH THE LONG-TERM POVERTY OF A PERSON IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE
AND BE EXPERIENCED BY EACH CHILD OF THE PERSON WHEN THE CHILD BECOMES AN
ADULT UNLESS THERE IS OUTSIDE INTERVENTION.
  2. (A) "INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY" MEANS POVERTY IN WHICH TWO OR  MORE
SUCCESSIVE  GENERATIONS OF A FAMILY CONTINUE IN THE CYCLE OF POVERTY AND
GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCE.
  (B) "INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY" DOES NOT INCLUDE  SITUATIONAL  POVERTY
THAT:  (I)  IS GENERALLY TRACEABLE TO A SPECIFIC INCIDENT OR TIME PERIOD
WITHIN THE LIFETIME OF A PERSON; AND (II) IS NOT CONTINUED TO  THE  NEXT
GENERATION.
  3. "POVERTY" MEANS THE STATE OF A PERSON WHO LACKS A USUAL OR SOCIALLY
ACCEPTABLE  AMOUNT  OF  MONEY OR MATERIAL POSSESSIONS AS DEMONSTRATED BY

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

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