A04693 Summary:

BILL NO    A04693 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Clark (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Brennan, Cook, Perry

Add S43-a, Soc Serv L

Requires data collection on homeless persons served by a homeless project
including reasons why such person becomes homeless and enters a homeless
facility; requires annual report be made to governor and legislature.
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A04693 Actions:

BILL NO    A04693 

02/05/2015 referred to social services
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A04693 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04693 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A4693

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the social services law, in relation to data
collection on certain homeless persons

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to determine why the majority of homeless
persons become homeless. A report will be generated for both the
legislature and the governor with detailed conclusions and
recommendations drawn there from.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Provides for data collection services to determine why homeless
persons become homeless.

JUSTIFICATION:

To determine why homeless persons become homeless, one must go
directly to the source. Homeless persons themselves are the most
accurate source of information to make a precise determination as to
why homelessness persists. Once a cause for homelessness has been
determined, a course of action can be set.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Negligible.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one-hundred twentieth day after it
becomes law.
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A04693 Text:

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

                                         4693

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 5, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. CLARK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN,
         COOK, PERRY -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Social
         Services

       AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to data collection
         on certain homeless 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  43-a to read as follows:
    3    S 43-A. DATA COLLECTION ON CERTAIN HOMELESS  PERSONS.  1.  A  HOMELESS
    4  PERSON  WHO  IS  SERVED  BY  A  HOMELESS  PROJECT, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
    5  FORTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE IDENTIFIED  BY  HIS  OR  HER  SOCIAL
    6  SECURITY  NUMBER OR, IN THE CASE OF A HOMELESS STUDENT WHO DOES NOT HAVE
    7  A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, BY HIS OR HER STUDENT  IDENTIFICATION  NUMBER.
    8  SUCH  IDENTIFICATION  NUMBER  SHALL  BE  USED  FOR  THE  SOLE PURPOSE OF
    9  COLLECTING ANONYMOUS DATA, INCLUDING THE  REASONS  SUCH  PERSON  BECOMES
   10  HOMELESS  AND  FIRST  ENTERS A HOMELESS FACILITY; THE VARIOUS FACILITIES
   11  SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN DURING THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER PERIOD  OF  HOME-
   12  LESSNESS; AND THE LENGTH OF TIME FROM ORIGINALLY BECOMING HOMELESS UNTIL
   13  SECURING   PERMANENT  HOUSING,  AT  WHICH  TIME  SUCH  NUMBER  SHALL  BE
   14  DESTROYED.
   15    2. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY  ASSIST-
   16  ANCE  SHALL  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE
   17  PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL REPORT  ANNUALLY
   18  TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE REGARDING THE DATA GATHERED PURSUANT
   19  TO THIS SECTION AND ANY CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS DRAWN THEREFROM.
   20    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
   21  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the office of tempo-
   22  rary  and  disability  assistance shall promulgate rules and regulations
   23  necessary to effectuate the provisions of this act prior to such date.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD08589-01-5
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