|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 19, 2020||print number 904a|
|Oct 19, 2020||amend (t) and recommit to social services|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to social services|
senate Bill S904A
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Social Services Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S904 (ACTIVE) - Details
S904 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S904 SPONSOR: YOUNG TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to permitting appeals to the department of family assistance to be conducted by means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communications systems with and by independent hearing officers PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to enable the commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to embrace existing technolo- gy, reduce administrative costs, increase efficiencies, and provide a faster and more efficient fair hearing process for the benefit of all parties by conducting appeal hearings using teleconferencing or video conferencing equipment or independent fair hearing officers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
S904 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 904 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, AKSHAR -- 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 permitting appeals to the department of family assistance to be conducted by means of a conference telephone, video conference or similar communi- cations systems with and by independent hearing officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 22 of the social services law, as added by chapter 473 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 2. In connection with any appeal pursuant to this section, with or without a fair hearing, [the] EACH commissioner may designate and authorize one or more appropriate members of his OR HER staff OR INDE- PENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICERS to consider and decide such appeals. Any staff member OR INDEPENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICER so designated and authorized shall have authority to decide such appeals on behalf of the commissioner with the same force and effect as if the commissioner had made the decisions. Fair hearings held in connection with such appeals shall be held on behalf of the commissioner by members of his OR HER staff OR INDEPENDENT FAIR HEARING OFFICERS who are employed for such purposes or who have been designated and authorized by him OR HER there- for. THE FAIR HEARING MAY BE CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF A CONFERENCE TELE- PHONE, VIDEO CONFERENCE EQUIPMENT OR SIMILAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ALLOWING ALL PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN SUCH HEARING TO HEAR EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME. The provisions of this subdivision shall apply to fair hearings conducted pursuant to subdivision eight of section four hundred twenty-two of this chapter, and to any hearing required pursuant to this chapter concerning the denial, suspension or revocation of any permit, certificate or license, and to any hearing held pursuant to section four hundred fifty-five of this chapter. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S904A (ACTIVE) - Details
S904A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
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