senate Bill S1812

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a self-sufficiency standard study

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2021 referred to social services

Votes

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Jan 26, 2021 - Social Services committee Vote

S1812
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Social Services Committee Vote: Jan 26, 2021

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S1812 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5741
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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: S5552, A339

S1812 (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.

S1812 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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