assembly Bill A7219A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits requiring that an individual have a court proceeding initiated against him or her in order to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.601
May 03, 2022 reported
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 12, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 07, 2021 print number 7219a
May 07, 2021 amend and recommit to social services
Apr 29, 2021 referred to social services

A7219 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6844
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131, Soc Serv L

A7219 - Summary

Prohibits requiring that an individual have a court proceeding initiated against him or her in order to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance.

A7219 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7219
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 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 prohibiting  the
   requirement  that  a  court  proceeding  has been initiated against an
   individual in order for such individual to qualify for a rent  arrears
   grant or ongoing rental assistance

   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.   IT SHALL NOT BE  A  REQUIREMENT  THAT  AN
 INDIVIDUAL  PROVIDE  PROOF OF A COURT PROCEEDING THAT HAS BEEN INITIATED
 AGAINST HIM OR HER IN ORDER TO QUALIFY AS ELIGIBLE FOR  A  RENT  ARREARS
 GRANT  OR  ONGOING  RENTAL  ASSISTANCE.  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. 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.
                                                            LBD10537-01-1

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A7219A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6844
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131, Soc Serv L

A7219A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits requiring that an individual have a court proceeding initiated against him or her in order to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance.

A7219A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7219--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 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 prohibiting the
   requirement that a court proceeding  has  been  initiated  against  an
   individual  in order for such individual to qualify for a rent arrears
   grant or ongoing rental assistance
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  131  of  the  social services law, is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
   21. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, PROOF OF
 A COURT PROCEEDING THAT HAS BEEN  INITIATED  AGAINST  THE  APPLICANT  OR
 RECIPIENT  SHALL  NOT BE REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO
 COVER RENT ARREARS  OR  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  TO  PROVIDE  ONGOING  RENTAL
 SUPPORT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10537-02-1