senate Bill S2038A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Increases from $300 to $725 the monthly rent subsidy payable for housing for a foster child living independently in certain circumstances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2023 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2023 print number 2038a
Jan 18, 2023 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
referred to children and families

Votes

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Jan 24, 2023 - Children and Families committee Vote

S2038A
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2023

nay (1)

Co-Sponsors

S2038 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5419

S2038 - Summary

Increases from $300 to $725 the monthly rent subsidy payable for housing for a foster child living independently in certain circumstances.

S2038 - Sponsor Memo

S2038 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2038
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, CLEARE, COONEY, GOUNARDES, SALAZAR -- 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  increasing  the
   value  of  rent  subsidies  to  be  included  as  a part of preventive
   services

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision 5 of section 409-a of the
 social services law, as amended by chapter 624 of the laws of  2019,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (c)  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  this section, where a
 social services official determines that a lack of adequate  housing  is
 the  primary factor preventing the discharge of a child or children from
 foster care including, but not limited to, children  with  the  goal  of
 discharge  to  independent living, preventive services shall include, in
 addition to any other payments  or  benefits  received  by  the  family,
 special  cash  grants  in  the  form  of  rent subsidies, including rent
 arrears, or any other assistance, sufficient to obtain adequate housing.
 Such rent subsidies or assistance shall not exceed the  sum  of  [three]
 SIX  hundred  dollars  per  month, shall not be provided for a period of
 more than three years, and shall be considered a special grant.  Nothing
 in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the ability of those using
 such  rent  subsidy to live with roommates. The provisions of this para-
 graph shall not be construed  to  limit  such  official's  authority  to
 provide other preventive services.
   §  2.  Subdivision  7  of section 409-a of the social services law, as
 amended by chapter 624 of the laws  of  2019,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   7.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of this section, if a social
 services official determines that a lack of adequate housing is a factor
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05002-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S2038A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5419

S2038A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases from $300 to $725 the monthly rent subsidy payable for housing for a foster child living independently in certain circumstances.

S2038A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2038A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2038--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, CLEARE, COONEY, GOUNARDES, SALAZAR -- read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Children  and  Families  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to increasing  from
   $300  a  month  to  $725  a month the rent subsidy payable to a foster
   child living independently
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision 5 of section 409-a of the
 social services law, as amended by chapter 624 of the laws of  2019,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (c)  (I)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, where a
 social services official determines that a lack of adequate  housing  is
 the  primary factor preventing the discharge of a child or children from
 foster care including, but not limited to, children  with  the  goal  of
 discharge  to  independent living, preventive services shall include, in
 addition to any other payments  or  benefits  received  by  the  family,
 special  cash  grants  in  the  form  of  rent subsidies, including rent
 arrears, or any other assistance, sufficient to obtain adequate housing.
 Such rent subsidies or assistance shall not exceed the  sum  of  [three]
 SEVEN hundred TWENTY-FIVE dollars per month, shall not be provided for a
 period  of  more than three years, MAY BE PROVIDED UP TO AGE TWENTY-FOUR
 FOR YOUTH DISCHARGED FROM FOSTER CARE, and shall be considered a special
 grant. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the ability
 of those using such rent subsidy to live with roommates. The  provisions
 of  this  paragraph  shall  not  be  construed  to limit such official's
 authority to provide other preventive services.
   (II) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT  FOR EACH FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING AFTER THE
 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  SET  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05002-03-3

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