|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2023||referred to social services|
senate Bill S1631
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Social Services Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1631 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Social Services
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §131-bbb, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1631 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to making certain housing programs available regardless of immigration status; provides that local social services districts in a city with a population of five million or more shall be permitted to offer certain housing programs to individuals or families who would be eligible but for a federal law restricting eligibility based on immigration.
S1631 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1631 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to making certain housing programs available regardless of immigration status PURPOSE: This bill authorizes the city of New York to expand eligibility of CityFHEPS, a New York City rental assistance program, to individuals and families regardless of immigration status. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the social service law, adding a new section 131-bbb to allow individuals within the city of New York to be eligible for CityFHEPS rental assistance regardless of their immigration status. This section also clarifies that money appropriated by the State for the purposes of this program shall be available for this purpose.
S1631 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1631 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 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 making certain housing programs available regardless of immigration status 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-bbb to read as follows: § 131-BBB. LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES HOUSING PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION D OF 8 U.S.C. 1621. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, FOR A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WITH A POPU- LATION OF FIVE MILLION OR MORE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PERMIT SUCH DISTRICT TO MAKE THE PROGRAM SET FORTH IN CHAPTER TEN OF TITLE SIXTY- EIGHT OF THE RULES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROGRAM, AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD BE ELIGIBLE BUT FOR SUCH FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTING ELIGIBILITY FOR SUCH BENEFITS BASED ON IMMI- GRATION STATUS; AND TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PLAN APPROVED PURSUANT TO 18 N.Y.C.R.R. § 352.3(A)(3). 2. FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY NEW YORK STATE FOR SERVICES AND EXPENSES OF A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SHELTER SUPPLEMENTS AT LOCAL OPTION TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE AUTHORIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO REIMBURSE A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WITH A POPU- LATION OF FIVE MILLION OR MORE TO FUND THE PROGRAM SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI- SION ONE OF THIS SECTION PURSUANT TO THE APPROVED PLAN PROVIDED THAT FUNDS ARE FIRST USED TO REIMBURSE RENTAL COSTS ABOVE THE MAXIMUM RENT LEVELS IN PLACE AS OF JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE UP TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT'S FAIR MARKET RENT LEVEL FOR THE FAMILY HOMELESSNESS AND EVICTION PREVENTION SUPPLE- MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE-BB OF THIS TITLE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04946-01-3
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