Bill Text: NY S08980 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides for flexibility by the division of housing and community renewal in the funding of certain weatherization programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-24 - SUBSTITUTED BY A10156 [S08980 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S08980-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                       May 3, 2022

        Introduced  by  Sen.  PERSAUD -- (at request of the New York State Homes
          and Community Renewal) -- 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 providing for
          flexibility in the funding of certain weatherization programs

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 5 of section 97 of the social
     2  services law, as amended by chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, is  amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    a.  No  less than ten percent of the funds available to New York state
     5  under the federal low-income home energy  assistance  program  shall  be
     6  allocated  to the division of housing and community renewal, the housing
     7  trust fund corporation, or the housing finance agency as  designated  by
     8  the  division of housing and community renewal for [its] the weatheriza-
     9  tion assistance program and [shall be expended as] other low-cost  resi-
    10  dential  weatherization  or other energy-related home repair for low-in-
    11  come households.  All such programs and expenditures shall  be  provided
    12  in  the  annual  New  York state weatherization assistance program state
    13  plan or by agreement with the office of temporary and disability assist-
    14  ance.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.