assembly Bill A6709B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Exempts certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled in certain pilot programs in determining eligibility for public assistance benefits

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.836
substituted for s5759b
Mar 30, 2022 referred to social services
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.224
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.588
rules report cal.588
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2021 print number 6709b
Jun 04, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
May 12, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 07, 2021 print number 6709a
May 07, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Mar 25, 2021 referred to social services

A6709 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5759
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

A6709 - Summary

Exempts certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled in certain pilot programs with direct cash transfers in determining eligibility for public assistance benefits.

A6709 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6709
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 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  exempting
   certain  income  and resources provided to persons enrolled in certain
   poverty programs and research projects in determining eligibility  for
   public assistance benefits

   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-y to read as follows:
   §  131-Y.  EXEMPTION  OF  INCOME  AND  RESOURCES RECEIVED FROM POVERTY
 RESEARCH. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONTRARY PROVISION OF LAW, AND  TO  THE
 MAXIMUM  EXTENT  PERMITTED  BY  FEDERAL  LAW  AND  REGULATIONS,  FOR THE
 PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY AND CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF  BENE-
 FITS UNDER ANY PROGRAM PROVIDED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THIS CHAPTER, THE
 DEPARTMENT  SHALL  EXEMPT AND DISREGARD FROM INCOME AND RESOURCES, FOR A
 PERIOD OF NO MORE THAN SIXTY MONTHS, ANY AND ALL INCOME  AND  RESOURCES,
 INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, WAGES, CASH TRANS-
 FERS, GIFTS, OR OTHER PAYMENTS PROVIDED TO A PERSON WHO IS ENROLLED IN A
 POVERTY RESEARCH PROGRAM OR RESEARCH PROJECT AS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
 TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   2.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A "POVERTY RESEARCH PROGRAM OR
 RESEARCH PROJECT" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PROJECT THAT: (A) IS NOT FUNDED  BY
 THE  STATE,  (B)  IS  INTENDED TO RESEARCH OR INVESTIGATE THE IMPACTS OF
 POLICIES, PROGRAMS OR INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO  REDUCE  POVERTY,  PROMOTE
 SOCIAL  MOBILITY,  OR  INCREASE FINANCIAL STABILITY FOR STATE RESIDENTS,
 (C) HAS DEVELOPED AN EXPLICIT PLAN TO COLLECT  DATA  AND  EVALUATE  SUCH
 POLICIES,  PROGRAMS  OR INITIATIVES PRIOR TO PARTICIPANTS BEING ENROLLED
 IN THE PROGRAM, AND (D) HAS IDENTIFIED A RESEARCH TEAM  TO  OVERSEE  THE
 EVALUATION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09965-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A6709A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5759
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

A6709A - Summary

Exempts certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled in certain pilot programs with direct cash transfers in determining eligibility for public assistance benefits.

A6709A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6709--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred 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 exempting
   certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled  in  certain
   pilot  programs  with direct cash transfers in determining eligibility
   for public assistance benefits
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 8 of section 131-a of the
 social services law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (x) to  read
 as follows:
   (X)  ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY INDIVIDUALS AS PART OF THEIR
 PARTICIPATION IN A PILOT PROGRAM THAT HAS DEVELOPED A PLAN TO STUDY  AND
 EVALUATE  THE  IMPACT  AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS  OF DIRECT CASH TRANSFERS.
 SUCH EXEMPTION AND DISREGARD SHALL BE APPLICABLE FOR THE LENGTH OF  TIME
 THE  INDIVIDUAL  PARTICIPATES  IN  THE  PROGRAM, BUT NOT LONGER THAN TWO
 YEARS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law. Effective immediately, the adoption, amendment and/or
 repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  on  or  before
 such date.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09965-02-1


Co-Sponsors

A6709B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5759
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

A6709B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled in certain pilot programs with direct cash transfers in determining eligibility for public assistance benefits.

A6709B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6709--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, BARRON -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  --  reported  and  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law, in relation to exempting
   certain income and resources provided to persons enrolled  in  certain
   pilot  programs  with direct cash transfers in determining eligibility
   for public assistance benefits; and providing for the repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 8  of  section  131-a  of  the
 social  services law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (x) to read
 as follows:
   (X) ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY INDIVIDUALS AS PART OF  THEIR
 PARTICIPATION  IN A PILOT PROGRAM THAT HAS DEVELOPED A PLAN TO STUDY AND
 EVALUATE THE IMPACT AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS   OF DIRECT  CASH  TRANSFERS.
 SUCH  EXEMPTION AND DISREGARD SHALL BE APPLICABLE FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME
 THE INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATES IN THE PROGRAM, BUT NOT  LONGER  THAN  SIXTY
 MONTHS.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL SEEK FEDERAL WAIVER AUTHORITY TO DISRE-
 GARD INCOME FOR THE DIRECT CASH TRANSFER PILOT PROGRAM FOR  THE  PURPOSE
 OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
   §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
 have become a law and shall expire six years after such effective  date.
 Effective immediately, the adoption, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
 or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
 tive date are authorized to be made on or before such date.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09965-04-1