senate Bill S5538

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2020 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 22, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 21, 2020 2nd report cal.
amended 5538a
Jan 15, 2020 1st report cal.182
Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 29, 2019 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.824
reported and committed to rules
May 14, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jan 15, 2020 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S5538
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 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
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 14, 2019 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S5538
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

S5538 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7859
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

S5538 - 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.

S5538 - Sponsor Memo

S5538 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5538

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

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:

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

S5538A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7859
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

S5538A (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.

S5538A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5538A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5538--A
    Cal. No. 182

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- recommitted to the Committee on  Mental  Health
  and  Developmental Disabilities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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