assembly Bill A2549

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to home visiting services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance benefits who are exempt from certain work activities

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Jan 19, 2021 referred to social services

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A2549 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§332, 335, 335-b & 336, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6782

A2549 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to home visiting services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance benefits who are exempt from certain work activities; provides criteria for those eligible for such home visiting services.

A2549 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2549
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. FAHY, DINOWITZ, EPSTEIN, ABBATE -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  home  visiting
   services for applicants for, or recipients of, public assistance bene-
   fits who are exempt from certain work activities

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 332 of the social services law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
   1-A. APPLICANTS FOR, OR  RECIPIENTS  OF,  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  WHO  ARE
 EXEMPT FROM WORK ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (D) OR (E) OF SUBDIVI-
 SION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE HOME VISITING
 SERVICES THAT MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO 42  U.S.C.  711,
 SO  LONG  AS SUCH INDIVIDUAL MEETS ALL OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ESTAB-
 LISHED PURSUANT TO THE PARTICULAR HOME VISITING MODEL. THE LOCAL  SOCIAL
 SERVICES  DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ANY APPLICANT OR RECIPI-
 ENT THAT IS INTERESTED IN RECEIVING SUCH SERVICES AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE
 IN DETERMINING THE MOST APPROPRIATE MODEL TO MEET THE  PARTICULAR  NEEDS
 OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
   §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section  335 of the social services law, as
 amended by chapter 214 of the laws of 1998, is amended and a  new  para-
 graph (c) is added to subdivision 2 to read as follows:
   1.  Each  social services official shall ensure that each recipient of
 public assistance who is a member of a household with dependent children
 and is eighteen years of age or older, or who is  sixteen  or  seventeen
 years of age and is not attending secondary school and has not completed
 high school or a high school equivalency program, receives an assessment
 of employability based on his or her educational level, including liter-
 acy  and  English  language proficiency, basic skills proficiency, child
 care and other supportive services needs; and skills, prior work experi-
 ence, training and vocational interests. This assessment shall include a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.