S06761 Summary:

BILL NOS06761
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRITCHIE
 
COSPNSRNOZZOLIO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 163-b & 163-c, Exec L; add 25, Gen Muni L
 
Relates to the use of public benefit cards and SNAP benefits to purchase luxury food items.
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S06761 Actions:

BILL NOS06761
 
02/17/2016REFERRED TO FINANCE
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S06761 Memo:

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S06761 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6761
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 17, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law and  the  general  municipal  law,  in
          relation  to  the  use  of supplemental nutritional assistance program
          benefits and public benefit cards
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  executive  law is amended by adding two new sections
     2  163-b to 163-c to read as follows:
     3    § 163-b. Restrictions on use of public benefit cards. Any state entity
     4  that issues a public benefit card to an individual for  the  purpose  of
     5  subsidizing the cost of food for such person or his or her family, shall
     6  ensure  that  such  cards may only be used to purchase food and beverage
     7  items that are not deemed luxury food items by the office  of  temporary
     8  and disability assistance and have been declared exempt from taxation by
     9  the department of taxation and finance.
    10    §  163-c.  Restrictions  on use of supplemental nutritional assistance
    11  program benefits. The office  of  temporary  and  disability  assistance
    12  shall establish a list of luxury food items for which the use of supple-
    13  mental  nutritional  assistance program benefits or public benefit cards
    14  under section one hundred sixty-three-b  of  this  article  and  section
    15  twenty-five of the general municipal law shall be prohibited.
    16    §  2.  The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25
    17  to read as follows:
    18    § 25. Restrictions on use of public benefit cards. Any municipal enti-
    19  ty that issues a public benefit card to an individual for the purpose of
    20  subsidizing the cost of food for such person or his or her family, shall
    21  ensure that such cards may only be used to purchase  food  and  beverage
    22  items  that  are not deemed luxury food items by the office of temporary
    23  and disability assistance and have been declared exempt from taxation by
    24  the department of taxation and finance.
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    26  have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13513-02-6
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