senate Bill S8689

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to programs, supports and services for individuals being released from state and local correctional facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jul 08, 2020 referred to rules

S8689 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10763
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§158 & 209, Soc Serv L; amd §112, add §§500-q & 71-b, Cor L; add §223-c, Pub Hous L

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

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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