senate Bill S8160

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the universal basic income for transition-age youth pilot program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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Jan 27, 2022 referred to children and families

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S8160 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §398-f, Soc Serv L

S8160 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the universal basic income for transition-age youth pilot program to provide regular monthly payments to state residents who age out of foster care.

S8160 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8160 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8160
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BRISPORT, COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the
   universal  basic  income  for  transition-age youth pilot program; 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. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
 398-f to read as follows:
   §  398-F.  UNIVERSAL  BASIC  INCOME  FOR  TRANSITION-AGE  YOUTH  PILOT
 PROGRAM.  1.  SUBJECT  TO  AN  APPROPRIATION BY THE LEGISLATURE FOR THIS
 PURPOSE, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ADMINISTER THE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME  FOR
 TRANSITION-AGE  YOUTH  PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE GOAL OF IMPROVING OUTCOMES
 FOR FOSTER YOUTH.  THE PILOT PROGRAM SHALL COMMENCE  ON  JANUARY  FIRST,
 TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-THREE, AND END ON DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOU-
 SAND TWENTY-SIX.  UNDER THE PILOT PROGRAM, A NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT WHO
 AGES OUT OF FOSTER CARE  DURING  THE  YEAR  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-THREE,
 REGARDLESS OF WHAT AGE SUCH CHILD ENTERED FOSTER CARE, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE
 FOR  THE PROGRAM AND SHALL RECEIVE A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME OF ONE THOU-
 SAND DOLLARS PER MONTH FOR THREE YEARS.
   2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME" MEANS UNCON-
 DITIONAL CASH PAYMENTS OF EQUAL AMOUNTS ISSUED MONTHLY TO ELIGIBLE INDI-
 VIDUALS WITH THE INTENTION OF ENSURING THE ECONOMIC SECURITY OF  RECIPI-
 ENTS.  TO  THE  EXTENT AUTHORIZED UNDER FEDERAL LAW, THE UNIVERSAL BASIC
 INCOME PROVIDED BY THIS  PROGRAM  SHALL  NOT  BE  CONSIDERED  INCOME  OR
 RESOURCES FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE BENEFITS OR
 THE AMOUNT OF THOSE BENEFITS UNDER THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES,
 PROGRAMS, AND FINANCIAL AID:
   (A) NEW YORK EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT;
   (B)  MEDICAID,  MEDICARE  OR  OTHER  HEALTH  INSURANCE  PROGRAMS WHICH
 RECEIVE FEDERAL OR STATE SUPPORT AND FACTOR IN  INCOME  FOR  ELIGIBILITY
 PURPOSES;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13146-02-2

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