Bill S2126-2013

Requires kitchen facilities in locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept government subsidies to house such individuals outside of the city

Requires kitchen facilities in locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accepts government subsidies to house such individuals outside of the city of New York.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Social Services - Feb 28, 2013
Ayes (2): Farley, Sanders
Ayes W/R (4): Smith, Ball, Martins, Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2126

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring the provision of kitchen facilities in certain locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept certain government subsidies outside of the city of New York

PURPOSE: Requires kitchen facilities in locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept government subsidies to house such individuals outside of the City of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 20 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 providing for the Office of Temporary and disability Assistance promulgation and implementation of rules and regulations that shall be necessary to require kitchen facilities in locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept government subsidies to house such individuals, located outside of the City of New York,

JUSTIFICATION: The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance administers an array of programs to address homelessness in New York State. However, there may be instances where homeless individuals must be placed in a temporary shelter until a more permanent place can be found. Many temporary facilities like hotels or motels may not be equipped with on-site kitchen facilities, so they are unable to provide dining services. Accordingly, many individuals are forced to fend for themselves which could potentially result in malnutrition and hunger.

The legislation is necessary to address this problem by requiring the Office of Temporary and disability Assistance to promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to mandatory kitchen facilities located in facilities that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept government subsidies to house such individuals outside the City of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A.1804/S.1938 2009-10: A.9887/S.6812 2005-06: A.1101/S.585 2003-04: A.3276/S.1534 2002: A.10949/S.7610

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2126 A. 2292 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 11, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring the provision of kitchen facilities in certain locations that temporarily house homeless individuals or accept certain government subsidies outside of the city of New York THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 20 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE SHALL, WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, PROMUL- GATE AND IMPLEMENT ANY AND ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS AS SHALL BE NECES- SARY TO REQUIRE KITCHEN FACILITIES IN LOCATIONS THAT TEMPORARILY HOUSE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS OR ACCEPT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES TO HOUSE SUCH INDI- VIDUALS, LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PROVIDED TO ANY PERSON PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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