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S02982 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 26, 2023
        Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 requiring  shel-
          ter  allowances be set at up to one hundred percent of the fair market
          rent for the local social services district

          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  131-cc to read as follows:
     3    § 131-cc. Shelter allowances. Notwithstanding any other  provision  of
     4  law to the contrary, local social services districts shall pay the shel-
     5  ter  allowance  equal  to the actual rent obligation of recipients up to
     6  one hundred percent of the current United States department  of  housing
     7  and  urban  development's fair market rent as of the date of issuance of
     8  the shelter allowance to the recipient for the corresponding  unit  size
     9  in the district in which the recipient resides.
    10    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    11  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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