Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 09, 2023||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 26, 2023||
referred to social services
Senate Bill S2944
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2944 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2944 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to prohibiting the requirement that a court proceeding has been initiated against an indi- vidual in order for such individual to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance PURPOSE: To remove the requirement that a court proceeding be initiated against an individual to obtain rental assistance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 131 of the social services law by adding a new subdivision 21. Section two establishes the effective date.
2023-S2944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2944 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 26, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 prohibiting the requirement that a court proceeding has been initiated against an individual in order for such individual to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 131 of the social services law, is amended by adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows: 21. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, PROOF OF A COURT PROCEEDING THAT HAS BEEN INITIATED AGAINST THE APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO COVER RENT ARREARS OR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO PROVIDE ONGOING RENTAL SUPPORT. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05549-01-3
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