senate Bill S8362

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the automated identification of affordability program participants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 print number 8362a
May 16, 2022 amend and recommit to finance
May 10, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 16, 2022 referred to social services

Votes

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May 10, 2022 - Social Services committee Vote

S8362
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

S8362 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §131-ss, Soc Serv L

S8362 - Summary

Provides for the automated identification of affordability program participants to enable such participants to be automatically entered into utility corporation energy affordability programs.

S8362 - Sponsor Memo

S8362 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8362
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  providing  for
   the automated identification of affordability program participants
 
   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-ss to read as follows:
   §  131-SS.  AUTOMATED  IDENTIFICATION OF AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM PARTIC-
 IPANTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "COMMISSIONER" SHALL MEAN THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPO-
 RARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
   (B) "AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM PARTICIPANT" SHALL MEAN A HOUSEHOLD THAT IS
 DETERMINED  BY  THE  OFFICE  TO  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
 PROGRAMS:
   (I) TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (FAMILY ASSISTANCE);
   (II) SAFETY NET ASSISTANCE (PUBLIC ASSISTANCE);
   (III) SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME;
   (IV) FOOD STAMPS;
   (V) LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM;
   (VI) VETERAN'S DISABILITY PENSION;
   (VII) VETERAN'S SURVIVING SPOUSE PENSION;
   (VIII) CHILD HEALTH PLUS;
   (IX) LIFELINE; AND
   (X) ANY OTHER INCOME-BASED ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IDENTIFIED BY THE PUBLIC
 SERVICE COMMISSION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE.
   (C) "OFFICE" SHALL MEAN THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
   (D) "UTILITY CORPORATION" SHALL MEAN A CORPORATION REGULATED  PURSUANT
 TO ARTICLE TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW.
   (E)  "UTILITY  CORPORATION  ENERGY  AFFORDABILITY  PROGRAMS"  SHALL BE
 DEFINED BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE  COMMISSION  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  PROGRAMS
 WHICH  ARE  INTENDED  TO  ASSIST  CUSTOMERS WITH ENERGY AFFORDABILITY BY
 REDUCING CUSTOMERS' ENERGY BURDEN.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §131-ss, Soc Serv L

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the automated identification of affordability program participants to enable such participants to be automatically entered into utility corporation energy affordability programs.

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8362A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8362--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --
   reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
   on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  providing  for
   the automated identification of affordability program participants
 
   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-ss to read as follows:
   §  131-SS.  AUTOMATED  IDENTIFICATION OF AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM PARTIC-
 IPANTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  FOLLOWING
 TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "COMMISSIONER" SHALL MEAN THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPO-
 RARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
   (B) "AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM PARTICIPANT" SHALL MEAN A HOUSEHOLD THAT IS
 DETERMINED  TO  BE  ELIGIBLE  BY  THE  APPROPRIATE AGENCY FOR ANY OF THE
 FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
   (I) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE;
   (II) SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME;
   (III) SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP);
   (IV) LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM;
   (V) VETERAN'S DISABILITY PENSION;
   (VI) VETERAN'S SURVIVING SPOUSE PENSION;
   (VII) CHILD HEALTH PLUS;
   (VIII) LIFELINE; AND
   (IX) ANY OTHER  INCOME-BASED  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  IDENTIFIED  BY  THE
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE.
   (C) "OFFICE" SHALL MEAN THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
   (D)  "UTILITY CORPORATION" SHALL MEAN A CORPORATION REGULATED PURSUANT
 TO ARTICLE TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW.
   (E) "UTILITY  CORPORATION  ENERGY  AFFORDABILITY  PROGRAMS"  SHALL  BE
 DEFINED  BY  THE  PUBLIC  SERVICE  COMMISSION AND SHALL INCLUDE PROGRAMS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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