senate Bill S5574

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to resource exemptions for applicants for public assistance programs

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.865
Jan 18, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 11, 2022 print number 5574a
Jan 11, 2022 amend and recommit to social services
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 02, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1201
Apr 27, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Mar 11, 2021 referred to social services

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S5574A
15
6
committee
15
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 18, 2022 - Social Services committee Vote

S5574A
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2022

aye wr (2)

May 19, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S5574
16
2
committee
16
Aye
2
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 27, 2021 - Social Services committee Vote

S5574
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

aye wr (2)

S5574 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7672
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: S7787, A10312
2017-2018: S1161, A245
2019-2020: S528, A4330

S5574 - Summary

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

S5574 - Sponsor Memo

S5574 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5574
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 11, 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  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.

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7672
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: S7787, A10312
2017-2018: S1161, A245
2019-2020: S528, A4330

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5574A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5574--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services --  recom-
   mitted  to  the Committee on Social Services in accordance with Senate
   Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  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
 currently in receipt of assistance for the sole purpose of enabling  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01536-02-2

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