Bill Text: NY S05202 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of the department of labor, in consultation with the commissioners of the office of temporary and disability assistance, the department of health, the office of children and family services, and the department of taxation and finance to conduct a study on the impact that the increase in minimum wage has or will have on the eligibility of the working poor to receive certain income-based programs, subsidies and services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S05202 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05202-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5202
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     April 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
        AN  ACT  directing  a  study  on the impact of increased minimum wage on
          eligibility for income-based services, programs and subsidies
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The commissioner of the department of labor, in consulta-
     2  tion with the commissioners of the office of  temporary  and  disability
     3  assistance,  the department of health, the office of children and family
     4  services, and the department of taxation and finance (hereinafter,  "the
     5  commissioners"),  any other department, division, board, bureau, commis-
     6  sion, agency or public authority of the state or any political  subdivi-
     7  sion  thereof  deemed  necessary  by  the commissioners, shall prepare a
     8  comprehensive study and report on the impact that the increase in  mini-
     9  mum  wage  has  or  will  have on the eligibility of the working poor to
    10  receive important and necessary services. Such study  shall  include  an
    11  analysis of any effect on the eligibility of working individuals for all
    12  programs  with  an  income  eligibility requirement and/or the potential
    13  reduction in benefits under  such  programs,  which  may  occur  due  to
    14  increased  wages. The study shall also examine the impact on individuals
    15  and families near the poverty level of the loss  of  services,  programs
    16  and  subsidies and the adequacy of increased wages to cover the costs of
    17  such expenses.
    18    § 2. The commissioners shall publish such report to the governor,  the
    19  temporary  president  of  the  senate,  the speaker of the assembly, the
    20  minority leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the  assembly,
    21  no later than December 31, 2019.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11012-01-9
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