Bill Text: NY S02237 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the distribution of food stamp applications to emergency feeding programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-23 - REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES [S02237 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02237-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 the distribution
          of food stamp applications to emergency feeding programs
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
     2  95-b to read as follows:
     3    § 95-b. Food stamp applications at emergency feeding programs. 1.  The
     4  commissioner  shall arrange for the distribution of applications for the
     5  food stamp program to all state-funded emergency feeding  programs.  For
     6  purposes  of  this  section,  "emergency  feeding  program" means a food
     7  pantry or soup kitchen.
     8    2. Beginning January first, two thousand  twenty,  and  on  the  first
     9  business day of each succeeding calendar quarter thereafter, the commis-
    10  sioner  shall  submit a report to the governor and the legislature indi-
    11  cating the emergency feeding programs to which it  distributed  applica-
    12  tions  in  the  prior  calendar  quarter  and the number of applications
    13  distributed to each emergency feeding program.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    15  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.