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S01742 Actions:

BILL NOS01742
 
01/10/2017REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
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S01742 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1742
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 authorizing  the
          creation of a list of parents with child support arrears
 
          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  111-w to read as follows:
     3    §  111-w. "List of parents with child support arrears"; website; coor-
     4  dinated arrests. 1. Definitions. As used in this section:  (a)  "office"
     5  means  the  office  of  temporary  and  disability  assistance;  and (b)
     6  "commissioner"  means  the  commissioner  of  temporary  and  disability
     7  assistance.
     8    2. The office shall compile, and shall disclose and publish on a quar-
     9  terly  basis  at  regular intervals a list of parents with child support
    10  arrears, comprised of individuals who are  in  arrears  in  their  child
    11  support  obligations  under  a  court  or administrative order. The list
    12  shall include only those persons who are in arrears in an amount greater
    13  than ten thousand dollars, or such other amount as established from time
    14  to time by the commissioner, and shall set  forth  identifying  informa-
    15  tion,  including  but not limited to, the name and last known address of
    16  the individual owing the arrearage, a physical description of such indi-
    17  vidual and a photograph of the individual if available, the individual's
    18  occupation, the amount of any child support  arrearage,  the  number  of
    19  children  for  whom  support  is  owed, and any other information deemed
    20  appropriate by the office.
    21    3. The list of parents with child support arrears shall be made avail-
    22  able by the office through its website, provided that such access  shall
    23  be  limited  to employers subject to the tax withholding requirements of
    24  section six hundred seventy-one of the  tax  law  and  the  employee  in
    25  charge  of administering payroll for the employer and shall be available
    26  for inspection by such employers and the employee in charge of  adminis-
    27  tering  payroll for the employer at each facility of the office, includ-
    28  ing but not limited to, the office  of  each  support  collection  unit.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02681-01-7

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     1  Before such access is granted to the employer, the employer must furnish
     2  proof  of  identity  and  proof  that  the  person  who is in arrears is
     3  currently employed by the employer. Before such access is granted to the
     4  employee  in  charge  of  administering  payroll  for the employer, such
     5  employee must furnish an authorization from the employer, proof of iden-
     6  tity, and proof that the person who is in arrears is currently  employed
     7  by the employer.
     8    4.  The  list  shall  be  used for the purposes of locating delinquent
     9  individuals and assisting with the enforcement of orders  directing  the
    10  payment of support.
    11    5.  At  least  ninety  days prior to the disclosure of an individual's
    12  information on the list, the office shall mail a written notice  to  the
    13  individual  by  certified  mail addressed to the individual's last known
    14  home address. The notice shall detail the amount of  the  arrearage  and
    15  the office's intent to disclose the arrearage to the authorized employer
    16  and to the employee in charge of administering payroll for the employer.
    17  If the arrearage is not paid in full within ninety days after the notice
    18  was  delivered  to  the  individual or the office has been notified that
    19  delivery was refused or otherwise not successful, and the individual has
    20  not, since the mailing of the notice, entered into a  written  agreement
    21  with  the  office for payment of the arrearage the office shall disclose
    22  the individual's arrearage under subdivision two of this section.
    23    6. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision five of this section,
    24  information concerning an individual in arrears  in  his  or  her  child
    25  support obligations under a court or administrative order is not subject
    26  to  disclosure  under  subdivision two of this section if: (a) a written
    27  agreement for payment exists between the individual and the  office,  or
    28  (b)  the arrearage is the subject of an administrative hearing, adminis-
    29  trative review, or judicial review.  Notwithstanding any other provision
    30  of this section, if an individual fails to comply in full with an agree-
    31  ment made between the individual and the office, the  office  may  place
    32  the individual's information on the list again without being required to
    33  give notice as provided in subdivision five of this section.
    34    7.  An  individual's  information  shall  be  removed from the list of
    35  parents with child support arrears  upon:    (a)  full  payment  of  the
    36  arrearage;  (b) payment of three consecutive payments made under a writ-
    37  ten agreement between the individual and the office; or  (c)  submission
    38  to  the  office  of  a certified copy of a court or administrative order
    39  directing that the  individual  is  not  responsible  for  the  payments
    40  comprising  the  arrearage.   Such information shall be removed from the
    41  website no later than ten business days after the receipt of the  infor-
    42  mation  described  in  this subdivision and from the printed versions of
    43  the list at the time of the next printing of such version.
    44    8. A disclosure made by the office in a good faith  effort  to  comply
    45  with  this  section shall not be considered a violation of any confiden-
    46  tiality laws.
    47    9. The commissioner shall promulgate such rules and regulations as  he
    48  or she deems necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section.
    49    §  2.  Section 111-v of the social services law is amended by adding a
    50  new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
    51    6. The disclosure or publication  of  information  on  the  delinquent
    52  obligor's  support  list and website, as provided in section one hundred
    53  eleven-w of this title shall not be construed to be a violation  of  the
    54  provisions of this section.
    55    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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