senate Bill S6696

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing and funding the universal basic income pilot program; appropriation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Sep 09, 2019 referred to finance


S6696 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd §92-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

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

S6696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


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