senate Bill S5810

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.164
Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1697
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 15, 2019 referred to social services

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Social Services committee Vote

S5810
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

aye wr (2)

Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5810
15
4
committee
15
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5810 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6782
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§332, 335, 335-b & 336, Soc Serv L

S5810 (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.

S5810 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5810 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5810

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- 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  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.

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