assembly Bill A5741

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study

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Feb 24, 2021 referred to social services

A5741 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1812
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §131-bb, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10420
2017-2018: A1589
2019-2020: A339, S5552

A5741 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study regarding how much income is needed for a family of a given composition in a given geographic location to adequately meet its basic needs without public or private assistance.

A5741 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5741
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Social Services
 
 AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the creation of
   a self-sufficiency standard study
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
 131-bb to read as follows:
   § 131-BB. SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARD STUDY. 1. (A)  A  SELF-SUFFICIENCY
 STANDARD  MEASURES  HOW  MUCH  INCOME  IS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY OF A GIVEN
 COMPOSITION IN A GIVEN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION TO ADEQUATELY MEET ITS  BASIC
 NEEDS WITHOUT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE.
   (B)  A  SELF-SUFFICIENCY  STANDARD  IS A TOOL THAT CAN BE USED TO: (I)
 CREATE A BENCHMARK  FOR  MEASURING  THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  ANTI-POVERTY
 PROGRAMS  AND  POLICIES;  (II)  DETERMINE  EFFECTIVE  WAYS  TO  ALLOCATE
 RESOURCES THAT WILL LEAD TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT RESULTS IN  LIVING
 WAGE  JOBS; (III) TARGET THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING AND INDUSTRIES THAT
 RESULT IN HIGHER-WAGE JOBS FOR NEW YORKERS; (IV) ENHANCE EDUCATION,  JOB
 TRAINING,  AND  SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; (V) COUNSEL CLIENTS TRANSI-
 TIONING FROM WELFARE AND  UNEMPLOYMENT,  THROUGH  WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT
 PROGRAMS  AND  EDUCATION  AND TRAINING, INTO SELF-SUFFICIENCY WAGE JOBS;
 AND (VI) ENHANCE ONLINE "BUDGET CALCULATOR" TOOLS THAT ENABLE  USERS  TO
 STRATEGIZE  COMBINATIONS  OF  PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SUPPORTS AND SUBSIDIES,
 WITH TRAINING AND EDUCATION, AND/OR EMPLOYMENT, TO INCREASE  INCOME  AND
 ECONOMIC SECURITY.
   2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  LABOR SHALL CONTRACT WITH A THIRD PARTY, THAT
 MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS IN SUBDIVISION FOUR  OF  THIS  SECTION,  FOR  THE
 COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA THAT RESULTS IN THE CALCULATION OF BASIC
 NEEDS BUDGETS.
   3.  CALCULATION  OF  STANDARD OF BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS. (A) STANDARDS OF
 BASIC NEEDS BUDGETS SHALL (I) MEASURE THE NECESSARY INCOME  REQUIRED  TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.