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S00765 Summary:

BILL NOS00765
 
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SPONSORGOUNARDES
 
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Directs the commissioner of the department of labor, in consultation with the commissioners of the office of temporary and disability assistance, the department of health, the office of children and family services, and the department of taxation and finance to conduct a study on income eligibility limits for public benefits to assist the poor and the impact that rising wages has or will have on the eligibility of the working poor to receive such benefits.
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S00765 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           765
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
 
        AN  ACT  directing  a  study  on the impact of increased minimum wage on
          eligibility for income-based services, programs and subsidies and  the
          impact of loss of services on the working poor
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The commissioner of the department of labor,  in  consulta-
     2  tion  with  the  commissioners of the office of temporary and disability
     3  assistance, the department of health, the office of children and  family
     4  services,  and the department of taxation and finance (hereinafter, "the
     5  commissioners"), any other department, division, board, bureau,  commis-
     6  sion,  agency or public authority of the state or any political subdivi-
     7  sion thereof deemed necessary by  the  commissioners,  shall  prepare  a
     8  comprehensive  study  and report on income eligibility limits for public
     9  benefits to assist the poor and the impact that rising wages has or will
    10  have on the eligibility of the working poor to  receive  such  benefits.
    11  Such study shall include an analysis of any effect on the eligibility of
    12  working individuals for all programs with an income eligibility require-
    13  ment  and/or  the  potential  reduction in benefits under such programs,
    14  which may occur due to increased wages. The study shall also examine the
    15  impact on individuals and families near the poverty level of the loss of
    16  services, programs and subsidies and the adequacy of increased wages  to
    17  cover the costs of such expenses.
    18    §  2. The commissioners shall publish such report to the governor, the
    19  temporary president of the senate, the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  the
    20  minority  leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the assembly,
    21  no later than the first day of July of the year succeeding the  date  on
    22  which this act shall have become a law.
    23    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03159-01-1
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