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File #: Int 1359-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance and reapplication.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance and reapplication
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Adrienne E. Adams, Donovan J. Richards, Jumaane D. Williams, Vanessa L. Gibson, Diana Ayala , Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resource Administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a public report on instances in which public assistance for a recipient was terminated and the recipient reapplied for such public assistance. The first report would be due on August 30, 2019. The report would submitted to the Council and published on the DSS/HRA website.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1359, 2. Int. No. 1359, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 2/4/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/4/19, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1359

 

By Council Members Levin, Rosenthal, Lander, Adams, Richards, Williams, Gibson, Ayala and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance and reapplication

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-142 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new paragraphs c and d to read as follows:

c. No later than August 1, 2019, and no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter thereafter, the department shall post on its website and deliver to the speaker of the council a report on instances in which public assistance of a recipient had been terminated at some point in the past and the recipient reapplied in the preceding quarter. Such report shall include the following information for each such instance:

1. The date on which the recipient first applied for public assistance;

2. The date on which the public assistance of a recipient was terminated;

3. At which agency office the recipient had reapplied or if the recipient had reapplied through the department’s website;

4. The type of public assistance that was terminated;

5. The reason why the public assistance was terminated;

6. Whether or not the terminated public assistance was reinstated for the recipient;

7. If the terminated public assistance was reinstated, the date it was reinstated;

8. If the terminated public assistance was reinstated, the amount of time elapsed between the date it was terminated and the date it was reinstated;

9. The race of the recipient;

10. The ethnicity of the recipient;

11. The gender of the recipient; and

12. The age of the recipient.

d. The reports produced pursuant to subdivisions b and c shall be stored permanently and shall be accessible from the department's website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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