|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 15, 2021||referred to social services|
senate Bill S1812
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1812 SPONSOR: PERSAUD TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study PURPOSE OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to measure the income adequacy in New York State that defines the amount of income necessary to meet the basic needs of families. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the social services law by adding a new § 131-bb. Section two of the bill would provide for an effective date of April 1 next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1812 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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.
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