Provides that persons living with clinical/symptomatic HIV or AIDS, and who are receiving shelter assistance or an emergency shelter allowance, shall not be required to pay more than 30% of the household's monthly unearned and/or earned income towards shelter costs, including rent and utilities.
Ayes (42): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Foley, Fuschillo, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Robach, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky
Nays (19): Bonacic, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Larkin, Leibell, Libous, Little, Nozzolio, Padavan, Ranzenhofer, Saland, Seward, Skelos, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2565 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 20, 2009 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, GOTTFRIED, MAISEL, MILLMAN, O'DONNELL, PERRY, PEOPLES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DIAZ, V. LOPEZ, McEN- ENY, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to limiting the percentage of income payable towards shelter costs by persons with HIV or AIDS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 131-a of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows: 14. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, EACH PERSON LIVING WITH CLINICAL/SYMPTOMATIC HIV ILLNESS OR AIDS WHO IS RECEIVING SHELTER ASSISTANCE OR AN EMERGENCY SHELTER ALLOWANCE AND WHO RESIDES IN A HOUSE- HOLD THAT RECEIVES UNEARNED AND/OR EARNED INCOME SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY MORE THAN THIRTY PERCENT OF THE HOUSEHOLD'S MONTHLY UNEARNED AND/OR EARNED INCOME TOWARDS SHELTER COSTS INCLUDING RENT AND UTILITIES, WITH THE REMAINDER PAID BY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, LESS ANY FEDERAL FUNDS WHICH ARE BEING USED BY THE LOCALITIES TO PAY FOR HOUSING ACCOMMO- DATIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01363-01-9