senate Bill S3223A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows persons applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.133
substituted for a5414
Mar 05, 2021 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 23, 2021 1st report cal.403
Feb 05, 2021 print number 3223a
Feb 05, 2021 amend and recommit to social services
Jan 28, 2021 referred to social services

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S3223 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5414
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§132, 134-a & 349-a, Soc Serv L

S3223 - Summary

Allows persons applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone at social services official's option.

S3223 - Sponsor Memo

S3223 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3223
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, KRUEGER -- 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 allowing persons
   applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 3 of section 134-a of the social services law,
 as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of 1973, is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   3.  The  social  services official shall require that persons applying
 for or receiving public assistance and care be interviewed personally at
 a time and in a manner provided by the regulations  of  the  department,
 AND SUCH INTERVIEW MAY BE A PHONE INTERVIEW AT THE SOCIAL SERVICES OFFI-
 CIAL'S  OPTION.  Applicants  or  recipients  shall  be excused from such
 requirements to avoid hardship, as defined by regulations of the depart-
 ment. Hardship shall include but not be limited to circumstances includ-
 ing infirmity, serious illness or physical disability.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06833-02-1


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S3223A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5414
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§132, 134-a & 349-a, Soc Serv L

S3223A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone at social services official's option.

S3223A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3223A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3223--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed 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 allowing persons
   applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 4 of section 132 of
 the social services law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 214 of  the
 laws of 1998 and paragraph (b) as added by section 23 of part B of chap-
 ter 436 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  Investigation into the cause of the condition of a head of house-
 hold or of any adult applicant or recipient and the treatment which will
 be helpful to such person shall include a screening for  alcohol  and/or
 substance  abuse  using a standardized screening instrument to be devel-
 oped  by  the  office  of  [alcoholism  and  substance  abuse  services]
 ADDICTION  SERVICES  AND  SUPPORTS  in consultation with the department.
 Such screening shall be performed by a social services district  at  the
 time  of application and periodically thereafter but not more frequently
 than every six months, unless the district has reason to believe that an
 applicant or recipient is abusing or dependent on alcohol or  drugs,  in
 accordance  with regulations promulgated by the department. SUCH SCREEN-
 ING MAY BE CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE  AT  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT'S
 OPTION.
   (b)  When  the  screening  process  indicates  that there is reason to
 believe that an applicant or recipient is abusing or dependent on  alco-
 hol  or drugs, the social services district shall require a formal alco-
 hol or substance abuse assessment, which may include drug testing, to be
 performed by an alcohol and/or substance abuse professional credentialed
 by the office of [alcoholism and  substance  abuse  services]  ADDICTION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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