Senate Bill S2496

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires social services districts to automatically re-enroll eligible persons or households for the low-income home energy assistance program

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    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-S2496 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5030
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §97, Soc Serv L

2023-S2496 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires social services districts to, every heating season, automatically re-enroll persons or households currently receiving assistance through the low-income home energy assistance program, so long as each person or household maintains eligibility.

2023-S2496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2496
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MANNION,  COONEY, MAYER -- 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 requiring social
   services  districts  to  automatically  re-enroll  eligible persons or
   households for the low-income home energy assistance program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 97 of the social services law, as
 added by chapter 785 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   2. A. Each social services district shall be required,  in  accordance
 with  the  state  plan  and  federal  regulations, to participate in the
 federal low-income home energy assistance program and to assist eligible
 households found in such districts  to  obtain  low-income  home  energy
 assistance.  However, only those persons who qualify for low-income home
 energy assistance in accordance with federal and state requirements, and
 standards promulgated by the department, shall be certified as  eligible
 for  and  entitled  to  receive  said home energy assistance. No person,
 however, shall be certified as eligible for and entitled to receive said
 home energy assistance if  no  federal  funds  are  available  for  such
 purpose.
   B.  EACH  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL EVERY HEATING SEASON AUTOMAT-
 ICALLY RE-ENROLL PERSONS OR HOUSEHOLDS WHO  ARE  RECEIVING  HOME  ENERGY
 ASSISTANCE  THROUGH  THE  LOW-INCOME  HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, SO
 LONG AS SUCH PERSONS OR HOUSEHOLDS CONTINUE  TO  MEET  THE  FEDERAL  AND
 STATE  ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS  AND  STANDARDS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION, "HEATING SEASON" SHALL MEAN THE TIME PERIOD DESIGNATED  BY  THE
 OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE EACH YEAR.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02801-01-3


              

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