senate Bill S5490B

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of labor to provide notice to unemployment applicants of rental, mortgage, food and utility assistance programs available

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Current Bill Status Via A6337 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.251
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
May 19, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.596
substituted for s5490b
May 19, 2021 substituted by a6337b
May 12, 2021 amended on third reading 5490b
May 12, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Apr 27, 2021 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 21, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 5490a
Mar 18, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 17, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 16, 2021 1st report cal.596
Mar 09, 2021 referred to labor

Votes

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Mar 16, 2021 - Labor committee Vote

S5490
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committee
10
Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 16, 2021

S5490 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6337
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §540, Lab L

S5490 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of labor to provide notice to unemployment applicants of rental, mortgage, food and utility assistance programs available through the division of housing and community renewal and the office of temporary and disability assistance; requires the commissioner to provide a link to such programs on the department's website.

S5490 - Sponsor Memo

S5490 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5490
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law,  in  relation  to  notifying  individuals
   applying  for and receiving unemployment benefits of rental assistance
   and mortgage assistance programs

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 596-a to
 read as follows:
   § 596-A.  NOTIFICATION OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE  AND  MORTGAGE  ASSISTANCE
 PROGRAMS.    THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A NOTICE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL
 FILING A NEW CLAIM FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND EACH TIME AN INDIVIDUAL
 RECERTIFIES FOR SUCH BENEFITS INFORMING THE INDIVIDUAL OF RENTAL ASSIST-
 ANCE AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DIVISION  OF
 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL AND OTHER STATE AGENCIES.  THE COMMISSION-
 ER  SHALL  ALSO  PROVIDE  A  LINK  TO  SUCH PROGRAMS ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
 WEBSITE.  SUCH LINK SHALL BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE
 BY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
 the  notice  of  rental  assistance  and  mortgage  assistance  programs
 required pursuant to section one of this act shall be  provided  to  all
 individuals who have filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after
 March 1, 2020.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10386-02-1


Co-Sponsors

S5490A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6337
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §540, Lab L

S5490A - Summary

Requires the commissioner of labor to provide notice to unemployment applicants of rental, mortgage, food and utility assistance programs available through the division of housing and community renewal and the office of temporary and disability assistance; requires the commissioner to provide a link to such programs on the department's website.

S5490A - Sponsor Memo

S5490A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5490--A
     Cal. No. 596
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor -- reported  favora-
   bly  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered
   to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading

 AN ACT to amend the labor law,  in  relation  to  notifying  individuals
   applying  for and receiving unemployment benefits of rental, mortgage,
   food, and utility assistance programs
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 596-a to
 read as follows:
   § 596-A.  NOTIFICATION OF STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.  THE  COMMISSION-
 ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND
 COMMUNITY  RENEWAL  AND  THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND
 DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, SHALL PROVIDE A NOTICE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL  FILING
 A NEW CLAIM FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INFORMING THE INDIVIDUAL OF RENTAL
 ASSISTANCE  AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DIVI-
 SION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL AND FOOD  AND  UTILITY  ASSISTANCE
 PROGRAMS  AVAILABLE  THROUGH  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND DISABILITY
 ASSISTANCE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PROVIDE A LINK TO SUCH  PROGRAMS
 ON  THE  DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.  SUCH LINK SHALL BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED
 AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY INDIVIDUALS FILING A CLAIM  OR  CERTIFYING  FOR
 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10386-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S5490B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6337
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §540, Lab L

S5490B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of labor to provide notice to unemployment applicants of rental, mortgage, food and utility assistance programs available through the division of housing and community renewal and the office of temporary and disability assistance; requires the commissioner to provide a link to such programs on the department's website.

S5490B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5490B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5490--B
     Cal. No. 596
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HINCHEY, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, MANNION -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Labor  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
   second report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- passed
   by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
   restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
   its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor law, in relation to notifying individuals
   applying for and receiving unemployment benefits of rental,  mortgage,
   food, and utility assistance programs
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 540 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 601  of
 the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
   §   540.   [Informational   pamphlet]  INFORMATION  about  food  stamp
 [program], UTILITY, AND RENTAL AND  MORTGAGE  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAMS.  The
 commissioner  shall establish procedures whereby each person who files a
 claim for unemployment insurance pursuant to section five hundred  nine-
 ty-six  of this article, shall receive [an informational leaflet] INFOR-
 MATION about the food stamp program provided by the office of  temporary
 and  disability  assistance pursuant to subdivision six of section nine-
 ty-five-a of the social services law  AND  THE  UTILITY  ASSISTANCE  AND
 RENTAL  AND  MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DIVISION
 OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL AND THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY  AND  DISA-
 BILITY ASSISTANCE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT
 SUCH  PROGRAMS  ON  THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.  SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE
 PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED AND EASILY  ACCESSIBLE  BY  INDIVIDUALS  FILING  A
 CLAIM OR CERTIFYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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