|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 08, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8689
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8689 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8689 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides for programs, supports and services for individuals being released from state and local correctional facilities to ensure that such persons receive mental health and substance use disorder services, educational needs and job readiness services and housing assistance.
S8689 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8689 SPONSOR: BENJAMIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, the correction law and the public housing law, in relation to programs, supports and services for individuals being released from state and local correctional facilities; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would ensure individuals being released from state and local correctional facilities receive the appropriate supports and services needed to reintegrate into the community prior to and upon release. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill would ensure that local social services districts accept safety net assistance applications from an individual being released from a state or local correctional facility forty-five
S8689 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8689 I N S E N A T E July 8, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law, the correction law and the public housing law, in relation to programs, supports and services for individuals being released from state and local correctional facili- ties; 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. Subdivision 4 of section 158 of the social services law, as amended by section 44 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 4. (A) Social services officials shall determine eligibility for safe- ty net assistance within forty-five days of receiving an application for safety net assistance. Such officials shall notify applicants of safety net assistance about the availability of assistance to meet emergency circumstances or to prevent eviction. (B) WHEN A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS IDENTIFIED AS THE DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL BEING RELEASED FROM A STATE OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, SUCH DISTRICT SHALL ACCEPT AN APPLICATION FOR SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE FORTY-FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S EARLIEST EXPECTED RELEASE DATE. § 2. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 209 of the social services law, as amended by section 4 of part E of chapter 57 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: (iv) is a resident of the state and is either a citizen of the United States or is not an alien who is or would be ineligible for federal supplemental security income benefits solely by reason of alien status. PROVIDED HOWEVER, AN INDIVIDUAL INCARCERATED IN A STATE OR LOCAL CORREC- TIONAL FACILITY, WITH THE INTENTION OF RESIDING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK UPON THEIR RELEASE, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR STATE SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENTS AT LEAST NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR EARLIEST EXPECTED RELEASE DATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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