assembly Bill A7672

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 20, 2022 print number 7672a
Jan 20, 2022 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 24, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 19, 2021 referred to social services

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A7672 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L; amd Part B §153, Chap 436 of 1997
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10312
2017-2018: A245
2019-2020: A4330

A7672 - Summary

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; amends the Welfare Reform Act in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

A7672 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7672
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, HEVESI -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Social Services
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law,  in relation to resource
   exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; and to amend
   part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  constituting  the  welfare
   reform act of 1997, in relation to the effectiveness thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 131-n of the social services  law,  as  amended  by
 section  16  of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, subdivision 1
 as separately amended by chapters 323 and 329 of the laws  of  2019  and
 subdivision  3 as amended by chapter 207 of the laws of 2001, is amended
 to read as follows:
   § 131-n. Exemption of income and resources. 1. THE  RESOURCES  IDENTI-
 FIED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXEMPT AND DISREGARDED
 AT APPLICATION IN CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS  OF  ANY  APPLICANT
 FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AT RECERTIFICATION, RESOURCES DELINE-
 ATED  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSID-
 ERATION WHEN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY OR CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF  BENE-
 FITS OF ANY RECIPIENT FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
   2.  The  following resources shall be exempt and disregarded in calcu-
 lating the amount of benefits of any [household under] APPLICANT FOR any
 public assistance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up
 to [two] THREE thousand dollars, or [three] FOUR thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED
 dollars  in the case of households in which any member is sixty years of
 age or older, (b) an amount up to  [four  thousand  six  hundred]  SEVEN
 THOUSAND  fifty  dollars  in  a  separate bank account established by an
 individual while currently in receipt of assistance for the sole purpose
 of enabling the individual to purchase a first  or  replacement  vehicle
 for the recipient to seek, obtain or maintain employment, so long as the
 funds are not used for any other purpose, (c) an amount [up to one thou-

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

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A7672A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L; amd Part B §153, Chap 436 of 1997
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10312
2017-2018: A245
2019-2020: A4330

A7672A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; amends the Welfare Reform Act in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

A7672A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7672--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, HEVESI -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --  reported and referred to the
   Committee on Ways and Means -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Ways
   and  Means  in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend  the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  resource
   exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs; and to amend
   part  B  of  chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, constituting the welfare
   reform act of 1997, in relation to the effectiveness thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  131-n  of the social services law, as amended by
 section 16 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  subdivision  1
 as  separately  amended  by chapters 323 and 329 of the laws of 2019 and
 subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 207 of the laws of 2001, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   §  131-n.  Exemption of income and resources. 1. THE RESOURCES IDENTI-
 FIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE EXEMPT AND  DISREGARDED
 AT  APPLICATION  IN  CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS OF ANY APPLICANT
 FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AT RECERTIFICATION, RESOURCES DELINE-
 ATED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE TAKEN INTO  CONSID-
 ERATION  WHEN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY OR CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF BENE-
 FITS OF ANY RECIPIENT FOR ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
   2. The following resources shall be exempt and disregarded  in  calcu-
 lating the amount of benefits of any [household under] APPLICANT FOR any
 public assistance program: (a) cash and liquid or nonliquid resources up
 to  [two]  TEN  thousand dollars, or [three] TEN thousand dollars in the
 case of households in which any member is sixty years of age  or  older,
 (b)  an  amount  up  to [four thousand six hundred] SEVEN THOUSAND fifty
 dollars in a separate bank account established by  an  individual  while
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01536-03-2