senate Bill S6361

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the county of Monroe to establish and implement a two-year universal basic income pilot program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 23, 2021 referred to local government


S6361 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Monroe County

S6361 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the county of Monroe to establish and implement a two-year universal basic income pilot program of 1000 participants chosen randomly from applicants residing in the county; provides $500 additional income per month for the duration of the program to the participants; requires findings on the effect of such additional income on the health, stress levels, and mental health of each participant and their household, information of the effects on the income level of each participant and if it alleviated poverty for any participant experiencing poverty; requires other information to be determined and examined (view more) makes related requirements.

S6361 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6361 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 23, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 AN ACT in relation to authorizing the county of Monroe to establish  and
   implement a two-year universal basic income pilot program; and provid-
   ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. The county of Monroe is hereby authorized to establish  and
 implement a two-year universal basic income pilot program.
   § 2. Such pilot program shall include 1000 participants chosen random-
 ly from applicants residing in the county.  An applicant is eligible for
 participation  in  the  program  if the applicant is part of a household
 with at least one child under the age of eighteen at the time of  appli-
 cation.   Participants shall agree to fully participate in the study and
 analysis of the pilot program which shall be administered by an academic
 research partner.  Participants shall receive $500 per  month  in  addi-
 tional  income  for the duration of the program.  Any monies received by
 participants as a result of such program shall not be included in deter-
 mining eligibility for any state assistance program.
   § 3.  Such pilot program shall be funded  with  (a)  any  state  funds
 appropriated  for such program and (b) any other source of funds secured
 by the county of Monroe for such program, including but not limited  to,
 funding provided by any not-for-profit corporation.
   §  4.    No  later  than  one  year  after the conclusion of the pilot
 program, the county executive, in coordination with the chief  financial
 officer  of  the county, shall prepare and submit a report to the gover-
 nor, the temporary president of the  senate,  and  the  speaker  of  the
 assembly  on the results and findings of the program.  Such report shall
 include, but not be limited to, the following:

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


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