assembly Bill A9749B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires that two electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards be available to certain households receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 14, 2022 signed chap.376
Jul 11, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1695
substituted for s8972a
May 31, 2022 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 24, 2022 amended on third reading 9749b
May 23, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.361
rules report cal.361
reported
May 18, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 10, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
May 02, 2022 print number 9749a
May 02, 2022 amend and recommit to social services
Mar 28, 2022 referred to social services

Co-Sponsors

A9749 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8972
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21-a, Soc Serv L

A9749 - Summary

Requires that any electronic benefit transfer services for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits shall ensure that two electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards are issued for use by any recipient household having more than one parent or guardian residing in the household on a full-time basis.

A9749 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9749
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  EICHENSTEIN -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  requiring  that
   two  electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards be available to
   certain households receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program
   (SNAP) benefits

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 21-a of the social services law,
 as added by section 144-a of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of  1997,
 is amended to read as follows:
   1.  (A)  Any  contract entered into on behalf of local social services
 districts for electronic benefit transfer  services  shall  ensure  that
 there  are  a  sufficient  number  of access points in each local social
 services district to ensure an adequate distribution of  such  services.
 Upon  implementation of an electronic benefit transfer system in a local
 social services district or in any political or other geographic  subdi-
 vision of such district, the department shall publish a list identifying
 the  number and location of access points within such district or subdi-
 vision, and shall seek and accept public  comment  on  the  adequacy  of
 recipient  access  to  electronic  benefit transfer services within such
 district or subdivision. The department shall seek to maximize recipient
 access to electronic benefit  transfer  services  by  working  with  the
 contractor to establish access points at a broad range of businesses and
 community  facilities  including, but not limited to, community centers,
 senior citizen centers, educational and job skills training  sites,  and
 local housing authorities.
   (B)  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL APPLY TO LOCAL SOCIAL
 SERVICES DISTRICTS LOCATED IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE  MILLION
 OR  MORE  PERSONS.  ANY  CONTRACT ENTERED INTO ON BEHALF OF LOCAL SOCIAL
 SERVICES DISTRICTS FOR ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER SERVICES FOR  SUPPLE-
 MENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS SHALL ENSURE THAT AT
 LEAST  TWO ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ARE AUTHOR-
 IZED FOR USE BY ANY RECIPIENT HOUSEHOLD HAVING MORE THAN ONE  PARENT  OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A9749A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8972
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21-a, Soc Serv L

A9749A - Summary

Requires that any electronic benefit transfer services for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits shall ensure that two electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards are issued for use by any recipient household having more than one parent or guardian residing in the household on a full-time basis.

A9749A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9749--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. EICHENSTEIN, ROZIC -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  requiring  that
   two  electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards be available to
   certain households receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program
   (SNAP) benefits
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 21-a of the social services law,
 as added by section 144-a of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of  1997,
 is amended to read as follows:
   1.  (A)  Any  contract entered into on behalf of local social services
 districts for electronic benefit transfer  services  shall  ensure  that
 there  are  a  sufficient  number  of access points in each local social
 services district to ensure an adequate distribution of  such  services.
 Upon  implementation of an electronic benefit transfer system in a local
 social services district or in any political or other geographic  subdi-
 vision of such district, the department shall publish a list identifying
 the  number and location of access points within such district or subdi-
 vision, and shall seek and accept public  comment  on  the  adequacy  of
 recipient  access  to  electronic  benefit transfer services within such
 district or subdivision. The department shall seek to maximize recipient
 access to electronic benefit  transfer  services  by  working  with  the
 contractor to establish access points at a broad range of businesses and
 community  facilities  including, but not limited to, community centers,
 senior citizen centers, educational and job skills training  sites,  and
 local housing authorities.
   (B)  ANY  CONTRACT  ENTERED  INTO  ON  BEHALF OF LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES
 DISTRICTS FOR ELECTRONIC  BENEFIT  TRANSFER  SERVICES  FOR  SUPPLEMENTAL
 NUTRITION  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS SHALL ENSURE THAT AT LEAST
 TWO ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR
 USE BY ANY RECIPIENT HOUSEHOLD HAVING MORE THAN ONE PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A9749B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8972
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §21-a, Soc Serv L

A9749B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that any electronic benefit transfer services for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits shall ensure that two electronic benefit transfer credit or debit cards are issued for use by any recipient household having more than one parent or guardian residing in the household on a full-time basis.

A9749B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9749--B
                                                            R. R. 361
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. EICHENSTEIN, ROZIC, 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  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
   -- reported and referred to the Committee on Rules -- amended  on  the
   special  order of third reading, ordered reprinted as amended, retain-
   ing its place on the special order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  requiring  that
   two  electronic  benefit  transfer  credit or debit cards be issued to
   certain households receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program
   (SNAP) benefits
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 21-a of the social services law,
 as added by section 144-a of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of  1997,
 is amended to read as follows:
   1.  (A)  Any  contract entered into on behalf of local social services
 districts for electronic benefit transfer  services  shall  ensure  that
 there  are  a  sufficient  number  of access points in each local social
 services district to ensure an adequate distribution of  such  services.
 Upon  implementation of an electronic benefit transfer system in a local
 social services district or in any political or other geographic  subdi-
 vision of such district, the department shall publish a list identifying
 the  number and location of access points within such district or subdi-
 vision, and shall seek and accept public  comment  on  the  adequacy  of
 recipient  access  to  electronic  benefit transfer services within such
 district or subdivision. The department shall seek to maximize recipient
 access to electronic benefit  transfer  services  by  working  with  the
 contractor to establish access points at a broad range of businesses and
 community  facilities  including, but not limited to, community centers,
 senior citizen centers, educational and job skills training  sites,  and
 local housing authorities.
   (B)  ANY  ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER SERVICES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRI-
 TION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS SHALL ENSURE THAT TWO ELECTRONIC
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets