STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
October 6, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to direct the department of financial services to conduct a study
on underbanked communities and households in New York state and to
make recommendations to improve access to financial services
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The superintendent of financial services is hereby author-
2 ized and directed to prepare or have prepared a study of underbanked
3 communities and households in New York state and to provide recommenda-
4 tions to make financial services accessible to such communities and
5 households. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an analy-
6 sis of the location and demographics of underbanked communities and
7 households in New York state and the causes of underbanked communities
8 and households in New York state.
9 § 2. Such study and recommendations shall be completed and provided to
10 the governor and the legislature within twelve months of the effective
11 date of this act.
12 § 3. As used in this act the term "underbanked" shall mean having
13 insufficient access to financial institutions for the purpose of banking
14 and investment services.
15 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.