senate Bill S8247

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits to purchase online groceries and relates to the state supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.276
substituted for a10673
Jul 22, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.989
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jun 04, 2020 print number 8247a
Jun 04, 2020 amend and recommit to social services
Apr 27, 2020 referred to social services

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8247A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Social Services committee Vote

S8247A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

Co-Sponsors

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S8247 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§95 & 95-a, Soc Serv L

S8247 - Summary

Authorizes the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits to purchase online groceries in accordance with federal laws and regulations and relates to the state supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program.

S8247 - Sponsor Memo

S8247 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8247

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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  using  supple-
  mental  nutrition  assistance  program  benefits  to  purchase  online
  groceries and to the state supplemental nutrition  assistance  program
  outreach program

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section
95 of the social services law, as separately amended by chapter  41  and
section  3  of  part  A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2012, is amended to
read as follows:
  (i) May be redeemed for SNAP benefits at designated redemption centers
by the recipient or by an authorized representative.  When  an  eligible
recipient under this section is issued SNAP benefits, such SNAP benefits
may be used to purchase food items from a food distributor by the recip-
ient  or  by  an authorized representative.  RECIPIENTS SHALL BE ABLE TO
USE SNAP BENEFITS TO PURCHASE GROCERIES  FROM  ELIGIBLE  ONLINE  GROCERY
RETAILERS  AND  TO HAVE GROCERIES DELIVERED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAWS AND
REGULATIONS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  ENTER  INTO  AN  AGREEMENT  WITH  ANY
ONLINE  GROCERY  RETAILER THAT IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL
SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING PILOT PROGRAM OR SUBSEQUENT PROGRAMS.  Any  other
transfer or sale of authorizations to participate or SNAP benefits shall
constitute an unauthorized use of said authorizations or benefits;
  §  2. Section 95-a of the social services law, as added by chapter 546
of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  § 95-a.  State [food stamp] SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM
outreach  program.   1.   In accordance with federal requirements and to
the extent that federal matching funds  are  available,  the  department
shall develop and implement an outreach plan to inform low-income house-
holds  potentially eligible to receive [food stamps] SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRI-
TION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS of the availability and benefits of the
program, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON THE  FEDERAL  SNAP  ONLINE  PURCHASING

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8247A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§95 & 95-a, Soc Serv L

S8247A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits to purchase online groceries in accordance with federal laws and regulations and relates to the state supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program.

S8247A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8247A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8247--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  KAMINSKY,  ADDABBO,  BOYLE,  FELDER,  GAUGHRAN,
  GOUNARDES,  HOYLMAN,  KAPLAN,  KENNEDY,  LITTLE,  MAY,  ORTT,  PARKER,
  PERSAUD, SEPULVEDA, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  using  supple-
  mental  nutrition  assistance  program  benefits  to  purchase  online
  groceries and to the state supplemental nutrition  assistance  program
  outreach program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 95 of the  social
services  law  is  relettered  paragraph  (c) and a new paragraph (b) is
added to read as follows:
  (B) THE OFFICE SHALL PROMPTLY SEEK NECESSARY FEDERAL  APPROVAL  NEEDED
TO  ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH ALL GROCERY RETAILERS PREPARED TO OFFER
SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING OR SUBSEQUENTLY AVAILABLE PROGRAMS  IN  ORDER  TO
MAXIMIZE AVAILABILITY OF ONLINE FRESH FOOD PURCHASING OPTIONS THROUGHOUT
THE  STATE.  WITHIN  ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS PARAGRAPH, THE OFFICE SHALL DEVELOP A PLAN TO MAXIMIZE SNAP  ONLINE
PURCHASING  OPTIONS  IN  THE STATE. THE OFFICE SHALL PERIODICALLY REVIEW
AND REVISE THE PLAN. THE PLAN, AND ANY UPDATES OF SUCH  PLAN,  SHALL  BE
SUBMITTED  TO  THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND THE TEMPO-
RARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. THE OFFICE  SHALL  CONTINUE  TO  SEEK  ALL
NECESSARY WAIVERS FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD
AND  NUTRITION  SERVICE, TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY FOR THE OFFICE TO CARRY
OUT THE PLAN, PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATIONS.
  § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 95 of
the social services law, as separately amended by chapter 41 and section
3 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2012, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (i) May be redeemed for SNAP benefits at designated redemption centers
by  the  recipient  or by an authorized representative. When an eligible

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

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