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A00924 Summary:

BILL NOA00924
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §397, Soc Serv L; amd §21-902.1, NYC Ad Cd
 
Allows for case workers to apply for education and training vouchers for children in foster care.
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A00924 Actions:

BILL NOA00924
 
01/11/2023referred to children and families
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A00924 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A924
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing for case workers to apply for education and training vouchers for children in foster care   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To raise the rate of college application among children in the New York State foster care system. This bill would make it easier for foster children to receive financial aid through Education and Training Vouch- ers by allowing for them to apply through their caseworker. Their case- worker would be able to fill out a form for them to be entered into the ETV application.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends Section 397 of Social Services Law to add a new para- graph referring to children in foster care applying for education and training vouchers. Section 2 Amends the administrative code of City of New York to allow for case workers and case planners to apply for education and training vouchers for a child in foster care. Section 3 sets the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Every year, the state sets money aside with the purpose of supporting people who have been in the foster care system. 84% of 17-18 year olds in foster care in this country wish to attend college, and yet only 20% of those who graduate high school end up attending. Less than 10% of those who do attend higher education end up attaining a bachelor's degree. Programs that have offered financial support to people in the foster care system have consistently resulted in increased college admission amongst people in foster care. Studies have also demonstrated that one of the main roadblocks for people in foster care who wish to attend college is a lack of structured family support. This bill proposes that the low rate of college application amongst people in foster care can partially be attributed to people in foster care having a lack of family support to help them to apply for financial aid. People in foster care do not have a support system to help them to go through the various steps required to apply for ETVs. This bill's proposed solution is to ensure that people in foster care have easier access to ETV funding by allowing for the person in foster care's indi- vidual case worker to fill out a form for them.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8614 of 2019-20; A.1457 of 2021-22   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TBD   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00924 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           924
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Children and Families
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services law and the administrative  code  of
          the  city  of  New  York,  in relation to allowing for case workers to
          apply for education and training vouchers for children in foster care

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 397 of the social services law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  As  to  children  in foster care, apply for education and training
     4  vouchers pursuant to paragraph i of section 677  of  the  United  States
     5  code for the child.
     6    §  2.  Section  21-902.1 of the administrative code of the city of New
     7  York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:
     8    f. Case planners and case workers may apply for education and training
     9  vouchers for a child who is in foster care.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01052-01-3
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