assembly Bill A7048A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Removes the requirement that rent arrears be repaid

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 12, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 06, 2021 print number 7048a
May 06, 2021 amend and recommit to social services
Apr 21, 2021 referred to social services

A7048 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6845
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-w, Soc Serv L

A7048 - Summary

Removes the requirement that rent arrears be repaid; forgives any outstanding repayment agreements for rent arrears.

A7048 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7048
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  removing  the
   requirement that rent arrears be repaid
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 131-w of the social services law, as added by chap-
 ter 41 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
   § 131-w. Limitations in the payment of [rent] arrears. Districts shall
 not provide assistance to pay [rent arrears,] property taxes or mortgage
 arrears for persons not eligible for home relief, aid to dependent chil-
 dren, emergency assistance to needy families with children or  emergency
 assistance  for  aged, blind and disabled persons, except to persons who
 are without income or resources immediately available to meet the  emer-
 gency  need,  whose  gross  household income does not exceed one hundred
 twenty-five percent of the federal income official poverty line and  who
 sign  a repayment agreement agreeing to repay the assistance in a period
 not to exceed twelve months.  The districts shall enforce the  repayment
 agreements  by  any legal method available to a creditor, in addition to
 any rights it has pursuant to this chapter. DISTRICTS SHALL NOT  REQUIRE
 THAT  RENT  ARREARS BE REPAID AND SHALL NOT ENFORCE REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS
 FOR RENT ARREARS. ANY OUTSTANDING REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS FOR RENT  ARREARS
 AS  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND
 TWENTY-ONE WHICH AMENDED THIS SECTION SHALL BE FORGIVEN AND SHALL NOT BE
 ENFORCED. The department shall promulgate regulations to implement  this
 section  which  shall,  among  other things, establish standards for the
 contents of repayment agreements and establish standards to ensure  that
 assistance is provided only in emergency circumstances.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10379-01-1

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A7048A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6845
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-w, Soc Serv L

A7048A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the requirement that rent arrears be repaid; forgives any outstanding repayment agreements for rent arrears.

A7048A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7048--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Social Services -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to removing the
   requirement that rent arrears be repaid

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 131-w of the social services law, as added by chap-
 ter 41 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
   § 131-w. Limitations in the payment of rent arrears. [Districts] LOCAL
 SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICTS  shall  not  provide  assistance to pay rent
 arrears, property taxes or mortgage arrears for persons not eligible for
 home relief, aid to dependent children, emergency  assistance  to  needy
 families with children or emergency assistance for aged, blind and disa-
 bled  persons,  except  to  persons  who are without income or resources
 immediately available to meet the emergency need, whose gross  household
 income  does  not  exceed one hundred twenty-five percent of the federal
 income official poverty line and who sign a repayment agreement agreeing
 to repay the assistance in a period not to exceed twelve months.    [The
 districts  shall  enforce  the  repayment agreements by any legal method
 available to a creditor, in addition to any rights it  has  pursuant  to
 this  chapter.]  LOCAL  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICTS  SHALL NOT REQUIRE A
 RECIPIENT  TO REPAY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO PAY RENT ARREARS. The depart-
 ment shall promulgate regulations to implement this section which shall,
 among other things, [establish standards for the contents  of  repayment
 agreements  and]  establish  standards  to  ensure  that  assistance  is
 provided only in emergency circumstances.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  in
 effect  on  and  after  March 13, 2020 and shall apply to any assistance
 provided to pay rent arrears on and after such date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10379-02-1