A07048 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRBarron, Davila
Amd §131-w, Soc Serv L
Removes the requirement that rent arrears be repaid; forgives any outstanding repayment agreements for rent arrears.
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A07048 Actions:

04/21/2021referred to social services
05/06/2021amend and recommit to social services
05/06/2021print number 7048a
05/12/2021reported referred to ways and means
01/05/2022referred to ways and means
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A07048 Committee Votes:

SOCIAL SERVICES Chair:Rosenthal L DATE:05/12/2021AYE/NAY:13/5 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
Rosenthal L AyeSimpsonNay
Rosenthal D Aye

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A07048 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07048 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 21, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Social Services -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to removing the
          requirement that rent arrears be repaid

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 131-w of the social services law, as added by chap-
     2  ter 41 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 131-w. Limitations in the payment of rent arrears. [Districts] Local
     4  social  services  districts  shall  not  provide  assistance to pay rent
     5  arrears, property taxes or mortgage arrears for persons not eligible for
     6  home relief, aid to dependent children, emergency  assistance  to  needy
     7  families with children or emergency assistance for aged, blind and disa-
     8  bled  persons,  except  to  persons  who are without income or resources
     9  immediately available to meet the emergency need, whose gross  household
    10  income  does  not  exceed one hundred twenty-five percent of the federal
    11  income official poverty line and who sign a repayment agreement agreeing
    12  to repay the assistance in a period not to exceed twelve months.    [The
    13  districts  shall  enforce  the  repayment agreements by any legal method
    14  available to a creditor, in addition to any rights it  has  pursuant  to
    15  this  chapter.]  Local  social  services  districts  shall not require a
    16  recipient  to repay assistance provided to pay rent arrears. The depart-
    17  ment shall promulgate regulations to implement this section which shall,
    18  among other things, [establish standards for the contents  of  repayment
    19  agreements  and]  establish  standards  to  ensure  that  assistance  is
    20  provided only in emergency circumstances.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  in
    22  effect  on  and  after  March 13, 2020 and shall apply to any assistance
    23  provided to pay rent arrears on and after such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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