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S06844 Summary:

Amd §131, Soc Serv L
Prohibits requiring that an individual have a court proceeding initiated against him or her in order to qualify for a rent arrears grant or ongoing rental assistance.
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S06844 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 19, 2021
        Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to prohibiting  the
          requirement  that  a  court  proceeding  has been initiated against an
          individual in order for such individual to qualify for a rent  arrears
          grant or ongoing rental assistance
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 131 of the  social  services  law,  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows:
     3    21. Notwithstanding any other section of law to the contrary, proof of
     4  a  court  proceeding  that  has  been initiated against the applicant or
     5  recipient shall not be required to qualify for emergency  assistance  to
     6  cover  rent  arrears  or  public  assistance  to  provide ongoing rental
     7  support.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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