senate Bill S110

Provides relief on statewide central register clearance fees for tax exempt organizations

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides relief on statewide central registrar clearance fees for tax exempt organizations and that the fee of twenty-five dollars shall not apply to tax-exempt not-for-profit child care providers registered as a federal 501 c(3) charitable organization.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4969
Versions:
S110
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง424-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6828, A9947

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S110

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to providing relief on
statewide central register clearance fees for tax exempt organizations

PURPOSE:
To remove an unfunded state mandate on tax-exempt not-far-profit child
care providers by exempting them fees charged for State Central
Registry clearances of facility staff.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 1 of section 424-a of the social services
law, as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter 58 of the laws of
2011, is amended to exempt not-for-profit child care providers horn
having to pay fees of $25 per person for state required clearance
checks with the State Central Registry (SCR).

JUSTIFICATION:
Child care providers classified as federal 501(C)(3) not-for-profit
organizations most often serve low income families, providing child
care services that permit parents to be employed. Under state law,
all employees of child care facilities must be cleared through the
State Central Registry (SCR) to determine if the employee is the
subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment Prior
to 2011, facilities were not charged for such clearances but in 2011
a fee of $25 for each employee clearance was imposed.

Imposing the clearance fees on not-for-profit providers represents an
unfunded burden on providers and reduces the amount of funds spent on
the provision of services, Also, at a time when non-for-profit
service providers are being told they must hold their administrative
costs and overhead to less than 15% of total costs, state mandates
that drive up administrative costs make it increasingly more
difficult for providers to manage their budgets.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.6828/A.9947 Referred to Children and Families

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Marginable loss of fee revenue to the Office of Children and Family
Services.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   110

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing relief
  on statewide central register clearance fees for tax exempt  organiza-
  tions

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1  of  section  424-a  of  the
social  services law, as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter 58 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (f) The office of children and family services shall charge a  fee  of
twenty-five  dollars when it conducts a search of its records within the
statewide central register for child abuse or maltreatment in accordance
with this section or regulations of the office to determine  whether  an
applicant  for  employment is the subject of an indicated child abuse or
maltreatment report including an  applicant  to  be  a  child  day  care
provider and a request made pursuant to subdivision six of this section.
THE   FEE   OF   TWENTY-FIVE  DOLLARS  SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO  TAX-EXEMPT
NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS REGISTERED AS  A  FEDERAL  501  C(3)
CHARITABLE  ORGANIZATION.  Such  fees  shall  be  deposited in a special
revenue - other account and shall be made available to  the  office  for
costs incurred in the implementation of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01959-01-3

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