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A07219 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §131, Soc Serv L
Prohibits requiring that an individual have a court proceeding initiated against him or her in order to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance.
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A07219 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 29, 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 prohibiting the
          requirement that a court proceeding  has  been  initiated  against  an
          individual  in order for such individual to qualify for a rent arrears
          grant or ongoing rental assistance
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  131  of  the  social services law, is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
     3    21. Notwithstanding any other section of law to the contrary, proof of
     4  a court proceeding that has been  initiated  against  the  applicant  or
     5  recipient  shall  not be required to qualify for emergency assistance to
     6  cover rent arrears  or  public  assistance  to  provide  ongoing  rental
     7  support.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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