assembly Bill A5414

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via S3223 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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 08, 2021 substituted by s3223a
Feb 25, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.133
Feb 23, 2021 reported
Feb 16, 2021 referred to social services

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A5414 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3223
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§132, 134-a & 349-a, Soc Serv L

A5414 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5414 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5414
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 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 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
 SERVICES  AND  SUPPORTS. The assessment may be performed directly by the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06833-04-1