February 11, 2022
As discussed briefly on our Public Policy call yesterday morning, there is a legislative effort underway to establish a tax credit for some of our lowest paid workers. We were pleased to see the bill (below) amended recently to include direct care staff working in OASAS and OMH settings.
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre introduced a similar bill, A9200 but it has not yet been amended to reflect the addition of employees working in agencies licensed or regulated by OMH and OASAS. The Assemblywoman represents parts of Suffolk County, including Babylon and environs. It may be that the Assemblywoman has already put in amendments to make these additions and we will see an amended version shortly but it couldn’t hurt for NYS Council members in her district to respectfully request that she please amend her bill to include OMH and OASAS. We will do the same.
The NYS Council will continue to advocate for this bill in the days and weeks to come and we hope you will mention it to the lawmakers you are meeting with to discuss various NYS Council high priorities as the legislative session continues.
|S7643A||MANNION — Establishes a tax credit for direct support professionals and direct care workers
No same as
SUMM : Amd §606, Tax L Establishes a tax credit for individuals who serve or are employed as a direct support professional, or direct care worker, up to five thousand dollars for taxpayers who make less than fifty thousand dollars and phased out for individuals who make over one hundred thousand dollars.
01/05/22 REFERRED TO BUDGET AND REVENUE
02/10/22 AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO BUDGET AND REVENUE
02/10/22 PRINT NUMBER 7643A