senate Bill S1792

Establishes a central registry of child day care complaint investigations in New York City

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Establishes a central registry of child day care complaint investigations in New York City.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1792
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §17-1308, amd §17-1303, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6265

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BILL NUMBER:S1792

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to establishing a central registry of child day
care complaint investigations

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Creates a central registry of child
day came complaint investigations listing all complaints against a
child day care resulting in disciplinary investigations, actions, or
administrative or judicial proceedings. The Registry will list the
nature of the complaint and the status of the investigation or
proceeding.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of
New York by adding a new section 17-1308 which will establish a
complaint registry listing all complaints against a child day care
resulting in disciplinary investigations, actions, or administrative
or judicial proceedings and their status.

Section 2 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of
New York by amending section 17-1303 requiring every day care service
to post a copy of the central registry of child care complaint
investigations in a visible place near their entrance. As well as
requiring that the registry be accessible on the department's website
or by calling 311.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is necessary to insure that child day care
services are transparent and that parents are aware of any violations
that a day care service may have made or any infractions that they are
under investigation for. So that Parents may make an informed decision
as to if a child day care service provides an adequate environment for
their children.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE .HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately. effect 180
days after it shall become law.

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

                                  1792

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation  to  establishing  a  central  registry  of  child  day  care
  complaint investigations

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

  Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
by adding a new section 17-1308 to read as follows:
  S 17-1308 CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY CARE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS.
THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT A CITYWIDE CENTRAL REGISTRY
LISTING  ALL  COMPLAINTS AGAINST A CHILD DAY CARE RESULTING IN DISCIPLI-
NARY INVESTIGATIONS, ACTIONS, OR ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL  PROCEEDINGS
INSTITUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH REGISTRY SHALL LIST THE NATURE OF THE
COMPLAINT AND THE STATUS OF THE INVESTIGATION OR PROCEEDING.
  S  2.  Section  17-1303  of the administrative code of the city of New
York, as amended by local law number 22 of the city of New York for  the
year 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  17-1303 Posting  of  information  on-site. Every child care service
must post a sign in a conspicuous place  near  its  public  entrance  or
entrances  stating  that  the  most  recent  summary  child care service
inspection report AND THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY  CARE  COMPLAINT
INVESTIGATIONS  may be accessed through the website of the department or
by calling 311. The sign, whose form and content shall  be  provided  or
approved  by the department, shall be printed in clear and legible type,
in such a manner as to be readily visible to parents  or  other  persons
entering the child care service and shall provide instructions on how to
gain access to the summary child care service inspection reports AND THE
CENTRAL  REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY CARE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS through the
department's website.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05330-01-3

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