senate Bill S7007

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows persons applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone or other digital means

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2021 signed chap.144
delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.278
substituted for a7726
Jun 01, 2021 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1319
May 22, 2021 referred to rules

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S7007 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7726
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§132, 134-a & 349-a, Soc Serv L; amd §4, Chap of 2021 (as proposed in S. 3223-A & A. 5414)

S7007 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows persons applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone or other digital means at the request of the applicant or recipient.

S7007 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7007 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7007
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to allowing persons
   applying for or receiving public assistance to be interviewed by phone
   or other digital means; and to amend a chapter of  the  laws  of  2021
   amending the social services law relating to allowing persons applying
   for  or  receiving  public  assistance  to be interviewed by phone, as
   proposed in legislative bills numbers S.3223-A and A.5414, 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.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 4 of section 132 of
 the social services law, as amended by a chapter of  the  laws  of  2021
 amending  the  social services law relating to allowing persons applying
 for or receiving public  assistance  to  be  interviewed  by  phone,  as
 proposed  in  legislative bills numbers S.3223-A and A.5414, are amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) Investigation into the cause of the condition of a head of  house-
 hold or of any adult applicant or recipient and the treatment which will
 be  helpful  to such person shall include a screening for alcohol and/or
 substance abuse using a standardized screening instrument to  be  devel-
 oped  by  the  office of addiction services and supports in consultation
 with the department. Such screening  shall  be  performed  by  a  social
 services district at the time of application and periodically thereafter
 but  not  more frequently than every six months, unless the district has
 reason to believe that an applicant or recipient is abusing or dependent
 on alcohol or drugs, in accordance with regulations promulgated  by  the
 department.  Such  screening  may  be  conducted  by  telephone OR OTHER
 DIGITAL MEANS at the [social services district's option] REQUEST OF  THE
 APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT.
   (b)  When  the  screening  process  indicates  that there is reason to
 believe that an applicant or recipient is abusing or dependent on  alco-
 hol  or drugs, the social services district shall require a formal alco-
 hol or substance abuse assessment, which may include drug testing, to be

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