senate Bill S5759B

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 07, 2021 amended on third reading 5759b
Jun 07, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 26, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 5759a
May 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2021 1st report cal.807
Mar 18, 2021 referred to social services

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Social Services committee Vote

S5759
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0
committee
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Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

aye wr (2)

S5759 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6709
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

S5759 - 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.

S5759 - Sponsor Memo

S5759 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5759
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- 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  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

S5759A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6709
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

S5759A - 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.

S5759A - Sponsor Memo

S5759A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5759--A
     Cal. No. 807
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading

 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.
                                                            LBD09965-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S5759B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6709
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

S5759B (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.

S5759B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5759B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5759--B
     Cal. No. 807
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
   -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining  its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate
   and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored
   to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading
 
 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

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