senate Bill S7449

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Extends the period given to certain applicants for public assistance benefits to request a fair hearing

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1172
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
Oct 20, 2021 referred to rules


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May 10, 2022 - Social Services committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

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S7449 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §332-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1306
2011-2012: A2965
2013-2014: A3404
2015-2016: A3852
2017-2018: A3041
2019-2020: A2717

S7449 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends the period given to certain applicants for public assistance benefits to request a fair hearing on a determination of their ability to participate in work activities from ten days to sixty days or within sixty days of receipt of a work activity assignment.

S7449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7449 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             October 20, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  extending  the
   period  given  to certain applicants for public assistance benefits to
   request a fair hearing

   Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 332-b of the social services law,
 as added by section 148 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is
 amended to read as follows:
   6. When an applicant or recipient receives notification of the examin-
 ing medical professional's disability determination,  he  or  she  shall
 also  be  notified  of his or her right to request a fair hearing within
 [ten] SIXTY days of such notice OR WITHIN SIXTY DAYS  OF  RECEIPT  OF  A
 WORK  ACTIVITY  ASSIGNMENT.    If  such applicant timely requests a fair
 hearing, no assignment to work activities pursuant to this title may  be
 made  OR  ENFORCED  pending  such  hearing  and determination unless the
 applicant or recipient agrees to a limited work  assignment  not  incon-
 sistent  with  the  medical condition alleged by such person.  Provided,
 however, that if a social services district has reason to  believe  that
 such  recipient or applicant does not actually suffer from a work limit-
 ing condition, the district shall provide  the  applicant  or  recipient
 with  notice  of  potential  sanctions  pursuant to subdivision three of
 section three hundred forty-two of this title, and provided further that
 recipients will be subject to sanctions pursuant to subdivision three of
 section three hundred forty-two of this title  if  the  district  deter-
 mines,  based  on clear medical evidence, that there is no basis for the
 individual's claim that he or she is unable  to  fully  engage  in  work
 activities,  and that the individual intentionally misrepresented his or
 her medical condition.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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