A02669 Summary:

BILL NO    A02669C

SAME AS    SAME AS S04830-A

SPONSOR    Wright

COSPNSR    Mosley, Aubry, Rodriguez, Davila, Weprin, Russell, Perry

MLTSPNSR   Scarborough

Add SS341-a & 342-a, amd SS341 & 342, Soc Serv L

Clarifies conciliation procedures in cases when the recipient of public
assistance programs refuses to comply with employment program requirements in a
city having a population of one million or more persons.
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A02669 Actions:

BILL NO    A02669C

01/17/2013 referred to social services
01/08/2014 referred to social services
05/21/2014 amend and recommit to social services
05/21/2014 print number 2669a
05/28/2014 reported referred to ways and means
06/09/2014 reported referred to rules
06/10/2014 amend and recommit to rules 2669b
06/11/2014 reported 
06/11/2014 rules report cal.122
06/11/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.122
06/16/2014 amended on third reading (t) 2669c
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A02669 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02669 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2669C

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to clarifying notice requirements, conciliation procedures and
sanctions in cases when the recipient of public assistance programs
refuses to comply with employment program requirements in a city
having a population of one million or more persons

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  The bill enables local districts to
promote re-engagement of welfare recipients in welfare work activities
to either avoid or end sanctions. This bill shifts the focus of the
local district to re-engaging clients as soon as possible in work
activities and facilitates the transition from welfare to work.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:  Amends Section 341 of the Social
Services Law to require agency to determine if there is an exemption,
lack of child care or transportation or an accommodation for
disability before issuing a re-engagement notice. Such re-engagement
notice shall guarantee the right of a participant to participate in a
re-engagement process and avoid a pro-rata reduction in public
assistance benefits. Such process shall mean the process through which
the participant agrees to comply with any requirements, give reasons
for default or demonstrates exemption at a conciliation conference.
Such notice shall provide the participant with ten days to request
re-engagement and indicate the district has verified the availability
of child care, transportation and accommodations for disability at the
time of default. It is further provided that if a participant does not
agree to comply, is not exempt or the district determines that the
default was willful and without good cause, ten days notice of intent
shall be issued to discontinue or reduce benefits. Such notice shall
include the verifications listed above, actions necessary to avoid
discontinuance or reduction, including agreeing to comply, and the
right to a fair hearing.

Amends Section 341 of the Social Services Law to prohibit sanction
during the re-engagement process and establish that if person is
otherwise participating in work activities, then there should be no
sanction based on single infraction.

Amends Section 341 of the Social Service Law to retain conciliation,
but only as the most formal tool that a client could use to avoid a
sanction. Amends Section 341 of the Social Services Law to establish a
written reminder of ability to comply after 30 days of non-compliance.

Amends Section 341 of the Social Services Law to institute the right
to cure by client either agreeing to comply or notifying the district
of their exemption.

Amends Section 342 of the Social Services Law to allow a person to
re-engaging their work activity sooner.

JUSTIFICATION:  Currently, individuals receiving public assistance
from local social services districts may have their public assistance
payments reduced or stopped due to noncompliance with various rules
promulgated by the social services districts. These social services
districts currently implement these sanctions for certain specific
durations.


These sanctions are punitive to the most at-risk and vulnerable
members of our society. When implemented, they remove the client's
ability to afford food, housing and various necessities. When these
payments are revoked, it leads to hunger in families an- often leads
to the commencement of eviction proceedings, which then increases the
client's reliance on the social services safety net due to their need
for emergency food and shelter.

Under the current process, even where the client misses just one
appointment, the local social services district is required to expend
time and resources focused on sanctioning the client rather than
re-engaging the client in work activities as soon as possible. Not
only would this bill enable the local social services districts to
focus time and resources on the key goal of engagement, it would
assist clients in keeping on track with their work activities.

This bill allows for a more streamlined conciliation process by
focusing on re-engaging the client.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2013      A.2669-Refereed to Social
Services 2011-2012 A.3423-A Referred to Social Services 2010
A.11409-Reported to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  Savings to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02669 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        2669--C
                                                                  R. R. 122

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 17, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT, MOSLEY, AUBRY, RODRIGUEZ, DAVILA, WEPRIN,
         RUSSELL,  PERRY  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SCARBOROUGH -- read
         once and referred to the Committee on Social Services  --  recommitted
         to  the  Committee on Social Services in accordance with Assembly Rule
         3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
         amended  and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to
         the Committee on Ways and  Means  --  reported  and  referred  to  the
         Committee  on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee  discharged,  bill amended,
         ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules
         -- amended on the special order of third reading, ordered reprinted as
         amended, retaining its place on the special order of third reading

       AN ACT to amend the social  services  law,  in  relation  to  clarifying
         notice  requirements,  conciliation  procedures and sanctions in cases
         when the recipient of public assistance  programs  refuses  to  comply
         with  employment program requirements in a city having a population of
         one million or more persons

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
    2  341-a to read as follows:
    3    S 341-A.  RE-ENGAGEMENT; CONCILIATION; REFUSAL TO PARTICIPATE.  1. THE
    4  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF A
    5  CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PEOPLE.
    6    2. (A) CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATIONS AND THIS TITLE,  IF
    7  A  PARTICIPANT  HAS FAILED OR REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
    8  THIS TITLE AND THE DISTRICT HAS DETERMINED THAT HE OR SHE IS NOT  EXEMPT
    9  FROM  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS  AND  HAS VERIFIED THAT APPROPRIATE CHILD CARE,
   10  TRANSPORTATION, AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITY WERE IN PLACE  AT  THE
   11  TIME  OF  SUCH  FAILURE  OR  REFUSAL, THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL
   12  ISSUE A RE-ENGAGEMENT NOTICE IN  PLAIN  LANGUAGE  INDICATING  THAT  SUCH
   13  FAILURE  OR REFUSAL HAS TAKEN PLACE AND OF THE RIGHT OF SUCH PARTICIPANT

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD00785-06-4
       A. 2669--C                          2

    1  TO AVOID A PRO-RATA REDUCTION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS THROUGH  THE
    2  RE-ENGAGEMENT  PROCESS.  "RE-ENGAGEMENT  PROCESS" SHALL MEAN THE PROCESS
    3  THROUGH WHICH A PARTICIPANT MAY AVOID A  PRO-RATA  REDUCTION  IN  PUBLIC
    4  ASSISTANCE  BENEFITS BY AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
    5  TITLE CONSISTENT WITH ANY MEDICAL CONDITION WHICH MAY LIMIT THE INDIVID-
    6  UAL'S ABILITY TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  WORK  ACTIVITIES,  BY  NOTIFYING  THE
    7  DISTRICT  THAT HE OR SHE HAS BECOME EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
    8  TITLE, OR BY RESOLVING THE REASONS FOR SUCH  FAILURE  OR  REFUSAL  AT  A
    9  CONCILIATION CONFERENCE.  THE NOTICE SHALL INDICATE THAT THE PARTICIPANT
   10  HAS  TEN  DAYS  TO  REQUEST RE-ENGAGEMENT WITH THE DISTRICT.  THE NOTICE
   11  SHALL INDICATE THE SPECIFIC INSTANCE OR INSTANCES OF WILLFUL REFUSAL  OR
   12  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE
   13  AND  THE  NECESSARY  ACTIONS  THAT  MUST  BE  TAKEN  TO AVOID A PRO-RATA
   14  REDUCTION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS AND THE  DISTRICT  HAS  VERIFIED
   15  THAT APPROPRIATE CHILD CARE, TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISA-
   16  BILITY WERE IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF SUCH FAILURE OR REFUSAL.
   17    (1)  IF  A PARTICIPANT CHOOSES TO AVOID A PRO-RATA REDUCTION IN PUBLIC
   18  ASSISTANCE BENEFITS THROUGH A CONCILIATION CONFERENCE, IT  WILL  BE  THE
   19  RESPONSIBILITY  OF  THE  PARTICIPANT TO GIVE REASONS FOR SUCH FAILURE OR
   20  REFUSAL.  THE RE-ENGAGEMENT NOTICE SHALL ALSO INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION  IN
   21  PLAIN  LANGUAGE  OF  WHAT WOULD CONSTITUTE GOOD CAUSE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE
   22  AND EXAMPLES OF  ACCEPTABLE  FORMS  OF  EVIDENCE  THAT  MAY  WARRANT  AN
   23  EXEMPTION FROM WORK ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING EVIDENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,
   24  AND  PHYSICAL  OR  MENTAL HEALTH LIMITATIONS THAT MAY BE PROVIDED AT THE
   25  CONCILIATION CONFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATE SUCH GOOD CAUSE  FOR  FAILURE  TO
   26  COMPLY  WITH  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS TITLE.   UNLESS AS PART OF THE
   27  RE-ENGAGEMENT PROCESS THE PARTICIPANT DOES NOT AGREE TO COMPLY, HAS  NOT
   28  BECOME EXEMPT OR THE DISTRICT DETERMINES AS A RESULT OF THE CONCILIATION
   29  CONFERENCE  THAT  SUCH  FAILURE  OR REFUSAL WAS WILLFUL AND WITHOUT GOOD
   30  CAUSE, NO FURTHER ACTION SHALL BE TAKEN.
   31    (2) IF THE PARTICIPANT DOES NOT CONTACT THE DISTRICT WITHIN  TEN  DAYS
   32  OF THE RE-ENGAGEMENT NOTICE, THE DISTRICT SHALL MAKE A FINDING OF WHETH-
   33  ER THE ALLEGED FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO COMPLY WAS WILLFUL AND WITHOUT GOOD
   34  CAUSE  AND SHALL CONSIDER ANY EVIDENCE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE DISTRICT
   35  INDICATING THAT THE PARTICIPANT HAS GOOD CAUSE AND IF THE PARTICIPANT IS
   36  OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN WORK ACTIVITIES, THERE SHALL BE NO FINDING OF
   37  WILLFULNESS WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE BASED ON A SINGLE APPOINTMENT OR  INFRAC-
   38  TION.
   39    (B)  IF THE DISTRICT DETERMINES THAT SUCH FAILURE OR REFUSAL WAS WILL-
   40  FUL AND WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE, AND THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT  EXEMPT  FROM
   41  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF THIS TITLE, THE DISTRICT SHALL NOTIFY SUCH PARTIC-
   42  IPANT IN WRITING, IN PLAIN LANGUAGE AND IN A MANNER  DISTINCT  FROM  ANY
   43  PREVIOUS NOTICE, BY ISSUING TEN DAYS NOTICE OF ITS INTENT TO DISCONTINUE
   44  OR  REDUCE  ASSISTANCE.  SUCH  NOTICE SHALL INCLUDE THE REASONS FOR SUCH
   45  DETERMINATION, THE SPECIFIC INSTANCE OR INSTANCES OF WILLFUL REFUSAL  OR
   46  FAILURE  TO  COMPLY  WITHOUT  GOOD  CAUSE  WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
   47  TITLE, SHALL VERIFY THAT  APPROPRIATE  CHILD  CARE,  TRANSPORTATION  AND
   48  ACCOMMODATIONS  FOR DISABILITY WERE IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF SUCH FAILURE
   49  OR REFUSAL, AND SPECIFY THE NECESSARY ACTIONS  THAT  MUST  BE  TAKEN  TO
   50  AVOID  A  PRO-RATA  REDUCTION  IN  PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS, INCLUDING
   51  AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE  CONSISTENT  WITH
   52  ANY  MEDICAL  CONDITION  WHICH  MAY  LIMIT  THE  INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO
   53  PARTICIPATE IN WORK ACTIVITIES OR NOTIFYING THE DISTRICT THAT HE OR  SHE
   54  HAS BECOME EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE AND THE RIGHT TO A
   55  FAIR HEARING RELATING TO SUCH DISCONTINUANCE OR REDUCTION.
       A. 2669--C                          3

    1    3.  (A)  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL ESTABLISH IN REGULATION A CONCILIATION
    2  PROCEDURE FOR THE RESOLUTION OF  DISPUTES  RELATED  TO  AN  INDIVIDUAL'S
    3  PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE.
    4    (B)  THE  DISTRICT SHALL CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT ENTITY, APPROVED
    5  BY THE DEPARTMENT, OR SHALL USE DESIGNATED TRAINED STAFF AT THE SUPERVI-
    6  SORY LEVEL WHO HAVE NO DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PARTICIPANT'S  CASE
    7  TO MEDIATE DISPUTES IN THE CONCILIATION CONFERENCE.
    8    (C) IF A PARTICIPANT'S DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED THROUGH SUCH CONCIL-
    9  IATION  PROCEDURE,  AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAIR HEARING SHALL BE PROVIDED.
   10  NO SANCTION RELATING TO THE SUBJECT DISPUTE MAY BE  IMPOSED  DURING  THE
   11  RE-ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.
   12    4.  WHEN  ANY  PARTICIPANT  REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN WORK ACTIVITIES
   13  FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE, THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES
   14  DISTRICT  SHALL  TAKE  SUCH ACTIONS AS PRESCRIBED BY APPROPRIATE FEDERAL
   15  LAW AND REGULATION AND THIS TITLE.
   16    5.  CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW AND  THIS  TITLE,  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
   17  DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE TO THOSE PARTICIPANTS WHOSE FAILURE TO COMPLY HAS
   18  CONTINUED  FOR THIRTY DAYS OR LONGER A WRITTEN REMINDER OF THE OPTION TO
   19  END A SANCTION BY TERMINATING THE FAILURE  TO  COMPLY  AS  SPECIFIED  IN
   20  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  NOTICE SHALL ADVISE THAT THE
   21  PARTICIPANT MAY IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE THE SANCTION BY EITHER AGREEING TO
   22  COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE CONSISTENT WITH  ANY  MEDICAL
   23  CONDITION  WHICH  MAY  LIMIT  THE INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN
   24  WORK ACTIVITIES OR NOTIFYING THE DISTRICT THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS  BECOME
   25  EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE.
   26    6.    CONSISTENT  WITH  FEDERAL  LAW AND REGULATION AND THIS TITLE, NO
   27  NOTICE SHALL BE ISSUED AS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS  SECTION
   28  UNLESS IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT EXEMPT FROM THE
   29  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS  TITLE  AND HAS DETERMINED THAT APPROPRIATE CHILD
   30  CARE, TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITY WERE IN PLACE  AT
   31  THE  TIME  OF SUCH FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
   32  THIS TITLE AND NO ACTION SHALL BE TAKEN PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  FOR
   33  FAILURE  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN THE PROGRAM OR REFUSAL TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT
   34  IF:
   35    (A) CHILD CARE FOR A CHILD UNDER AGE THIRTEEN (OR  DAY  CARE  FOR  ANY
   36  INCAPACITATED  INDIVIDUAL  LIVING IN THE SAME HOME AS A DEPENDENT CHILD)
   37  IS NECESSARY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO PARTICIPATE OR CONTINUE  PARTICIPATION
   38  IN  ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE OR ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT AND SUCH CARE
   39  IS NOT AVAILABLE AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FAILS TO PROVIDE  SUCH
   40  CARE;
   41    (B)  (1)  THE EMPLOYMENT WOULD RESULT IN THE FAMILY OF THE PARTICIPANT
   42  EXPERIENCING A NET LOSS OF CASH INCOME; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A PARTICIPANT
   43  MAY NOT CLAIM GOOD CAUSE UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH  IF  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES
   44  DISTRICT  ASSURES THAT THE FAMILY WILL NOT EXPERIENCE A NET LOSS OF CASH
   45  INCOME BY MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT;
   46    (2) NET LOSS OF CASH INCOME RESULTS IF THE FAMILY'S GROSS INCOME  LESS
   47  NECESSARY  WORK-RELATED  EXPENSES  IS  LESS THAN THE CASH ASSISTANCE THE
   48  PARTICIPANT WAS RECEIVING AT THE TIME THE OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT  IS  MADE;
   49  OR
   50    (C)  THE  PARTICIPANT  MEETS OTHER GROUNDS FOR GOOD CAUSE SET FORTH BY
   51  THE DEPARTMENT IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THIS  TITLE  WHICH,  AT  A
   52  MINIMUM, MUST DESCRIBE WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE HOUSEHOLD'S CONTROL
   53  WILL CONSTITUTE "GOOD CAUSE".
   54    S 2. Section 341 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
   55  subdivision 7 to read as follows:
       A. 2669--C                          4

    1    7.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE
    2  RESIDENTS OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PEOPLE.
    3    S  3. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 342-a
    4  to read as follows:
    5    S 342-A. NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE.    1.  THE
    6  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF A
    7  CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PEOPLE.
    8    2. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
    9  IS  REQUIRED  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN WORK ACTIVITIES SHALL BE INELIGIBLE TO
   10  RECEIVE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IF HE OR SHE FAILS  TO  COMPLY,  WITHOUT  GOOD
   11  CAUSE,  WITH  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE AND THE DISTRICT HAS DETER-
   12  MINED THAT HE OR SHE IS NOT EXEMPT FROM SUCH REQUIREMENTS AND HAS  VERI-
   13  FIED THAT APPROPRIATE CHILD CARE, TRANSPORTATION, AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
   14  DISABILITY  WERE  IN  PLACE AT THE TIME OF SUCH FAILURE OR REFUSAL. SUCH
   15  INELIGIBILITY SHALL BE FOR THE  AMOUNT  AND  PERIOD  SPECIFIED  IN  THIS
   16  SECTION.  GOOD CAUSE FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
   17  TITLE SHALL BE DEFINED IN  DEPARTMENT  REGULATIONS,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
   18  THAT THE PARENT OR CARETAKER RELATIVE OF A CHILD UNDER THIRTEEN YEARS OF
   19  AGE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE INELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
   20  IF THE INDIVIDUAL CAN DEMONSTRATE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF
   21  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THAT LACK OF AVAILABLE CHILD
   22  CARE  PREVENTS SUCH INDIVIDUAL FROM COMPLYING WITH THE WORK REQUIREMENTS
   23  OF THIS TITLE. THE PARENT OR CARETAKER RELATIVE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
   24  LOCATING THE CHILD CARE NEEDED TO MEET THE WORK REQUIREMENTS;  PROVIDED,
   25  HOWEVER,  THAT  THE  RELEVANT  SOCIAL  SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE A
   26  PARENT OR CARETAKER RELATIVE WHO DEMONSTRATES  AN  INABILITY  TO  OBTAIN
   27  NEEDED  CHILD CARE WITH A CHOICE OF TWO PROVIDERS, AT LEAST ONE OF WHICH
   28  WILL BE A REGULATED PROVIDER.
   29    3. IN THE CASE OF AN APPLICANT FOR OR RECIPIENT OF  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE
   30  WHOM  THE DISTRICT HAS DETERMINED IS NOT EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF
   31  THIS TITLE AND WHO IS A PARENT OR CARETAKER OF A  DEPENDENT  CHILD,  THE
   32  PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS OTHERWISE AVAILABLE TO THE HOUSEHOLD OF WHICH
   33  SUCH INDIVIDUAL IS A MEMBER SHALL BE REDUCED PRO-RATA UNTIL THE INDIVID-
   34  UAL  IS WILLING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE CONSISTENT
   35  WITH ANY MEDICAL CONDITION WHICH MAY LIMIT THE INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY  TO
   36  PARTICIPATE IN WORK ACTIVITIES.
   37    4. IN THE CASE OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A MEMBER OF A HOUSEHOLD WITHOUT
   38  DEPENDENT  CHILDREN  WHOM THE DISTRICT HAS DETERMINED IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
   39  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE AND WHO IS APPLYING FOR OR IN RECEIPT  OF
   40  SAFETY  NET  ASSISTANCE, THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS OTHERWISE AVAIL-
   41  ABLE TO THE HOUSEHOLD OF WHICH SUCH INDIVIDUAL  IS  A  MEMBER  SHALL  BE
   42  REDUCED  PRO-RATA  UNTIL  THE  FAILURE  OR  REFUSAL  TO  COMPLY WITH THE
   43  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE CONSISTENT WITH ANY MEDICAL  CONDITION  WHICH
   44  MAY  LIMIT  THE  INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN WORK ACTIVITIES
   45  CEASES.
   46    5. A RECIPIENT OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WHOM THE DISTRICT  HAS  DETERMINED
   47  IS  NOT  EXEMPT  FROM  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF THIS TITLE AND WHO QUITS OR
   48  REDUCES HIS HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE OR DUE TO ANY MEDICAL
   49  CONDITION WHICH MAY LIMIT THE INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN
   50  WORK  ACTIVITIES  SHALL  BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE
   51  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE  PROVISIONS  OF
   52  THIS SECTION.
   53    6. A PERSON DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION
   54  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER MAY NOT BE SANCTIONED IF HIS OR
   55  HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE IS RELATED TO  HIS
   56  OR HER HEALTH STATUS.
       A. 2669--C                          5

    1    S 4. Section 342 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
    2  subdivision 6 to read as follows:
    3    6.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE
    4  RESIDENTS OF A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PEOPLE.
    5    S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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