assembly Bill A3065C
James F. Brennan
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Requires certain day care centers to provide notice before it intends to close its facility.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to
requiring certain day care centers to provide twelve months notice
before it intends to close its facility
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow parents time to find a new day
care center for their children and to give struggling centers time to
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Would amend the social
services law by adding a new section 390-g. This section would require
all municipally owned child day care centers located within a city of
one million or more, to provide at least twelve months notice to the
guardians of all children enrolled at such day care center, prior to
closing its facility. Unless the child day care center violated the
regulations of the office of children and family services, or for health
and safety reasons; when a local social services district seeks to close
a child day care center on an expedited basis for reasons of public
safety, criminal behavior by the center, breach of contract with the
social services district, suspension or revocation of the center's
license for non-economic reasons, or unanticipated loss of facility by
the center, provided such facility is not owned by a city having a popu-
lation of one million or more.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will give parents sufficient time to
find a new location for their children when the current center they
utilize announces its impending closure, Parents need this time to eval-
uate different centers in their neighborhood to determine the most suit-
able location for their children, This bill will also give employees of
a closing center adequate time to look for future employment and allow
time for efforts to reorganize the troubled center.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007-2008 (A.11166A)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth
day after it shall have become a law.
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