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File #: Int 1659-2019    Version: * Name: Plan to identify and enroll seniors eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a plan to identify and enroll seniors eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Keith Powers , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Social Services, working in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, to develop a plan to identify and enroll seniors who are eligible for supplement nutritional assistance benefits, but who are not yet enrolled to receive such benefits.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1659, 2. Int. No. 1659, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 5. Committee Report 9/18/19, 6. Report - Growing Food Equity in New York City, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/18/19, 8. Hearing Transcript 9/18/19, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019
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9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Economic Development Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1659

 

By Council Members Chin, Kallos, Ayala, Gibson, Lander, Powers and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a plan to identify and enroll seniors eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-131.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 134 for the year 2017, is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. The annual report required in subdivision d of this section shall:

1. Identify the specific barriers to enrolling and recertifying eligible seniors who would benefit from participation in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, with particular consideration given to seniors who are unable to travel to senior centers, whether due to physical limitation or lack of access to transportation or other reason, and seniors who are not receiving other city-provided services; and

2. Set forth the department’s plan, developed in collaboration with the department for the aging, to overcome such barriers to enrollment and recertification, including, but not limited to, any plan to implement a mobile enrollment and recertification program to reach eligible seniors who are unable to travel to senior centers and who are not receiving other city-provided services. 

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #6490

7/18/19