|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to finance|
|Sep 09, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S6696
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6696 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6696 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to establishing and funding the universal basic income pilot program; requires the comptroller to establish a universal basic income pilot program to provide 10,000 participants with income of $7,200 for individuals or $14,400 for couples per year for two years; establishes participant criteria; requires a study on the program one year after its conclusion.
S6696 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6696 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to providing funding for the universal basic income pilot program; estab- lishing the universal basic income pilot program; making an appropri- ation therefor; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to prevent or reduce poverty amongst the citizens of New York and increase equality. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Universal basic income pilot program. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the state comptroller, no later than January 1, 2021, shall establish and implement a two-year pilot program to
S6696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6696 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to providing funding for the universal basic income pilot program; establishing the universal basic income pilot program; making an appropriation there- for; 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. Universal basic income pilot program. 1. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the state comptroller, no later than January 1, 2021, shall establish and implement a two year pilot program to demonstrate the economic impacts and state-level cost savings of a universal basic income. 2. The pilot program shall include 10,000 participants randomly chosen from applicants from across the state. Participants shall agree to fully participate in the study and analysis of the universal basic income pilot program. Participants in the program shall receive $7,200 per year for individuals and $14,400 per year for couples. Universal basic income received by participants shall not be included in determining eligibil- ity for the supplemental nutrition assistance program or temporary assistance for needy families. 3. The comptroller shall establish eligibility criteria and a selection process, including but not limited to the following: (a) participants shall be within the ages of 21 and 65 years old; (b) participants may receive social services from programs such as the supplemental nutrition assistance program or temporary assistance for needy families; (c) participants shall have verifiable employment on a part-time or full-time basis; and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13705-01-9
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