senate Bill S2517

Amended

Relates to child care services for parents and caretakers who work a late shift

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2517A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Summary

Relates to child care services for parents and caretakers who work a late shift.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1196
Versions:
S2517
S2517A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง410-w, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4115, A6545

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2517

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to parents and caretakers
who work a late shift

PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to provide for parents and caretakers who
are otherwise eligible, a child care subsidy when care is necessary to
enable them to get an adequate night's rest.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends Section 410-W of the social services law to allow parents and
caretakers who are otherwise eligible for a child care subsidy to
receive a subsidy when care is necessary to enable them to sleep (for
eight hours) because they work a late shift and have a child who is
under the age of six and not in school for a full day.

JUSTIFICATION:
Parents who work nights often need child care so that they can sleep
during the day if their children are young and not in school.
Regulations currently permit, but do not require social services
districts to provide a child care subsidy to financially eligible
parents and caretakers whiz, work second or third shifts and need
child care for their young children in order to sleep.

Most social services districts (47) do exercise this option and
provide subsidized daytime child care for parents who need to sleep.
For those living in the eleven social services districts that do not
provide this option, life can be very difficult as sleep deprived
patents juggle their need to sleep with caring for a young child.

This bill will assure that low income parents with young children who
work the night shift and need child care to get adequate sleep will
be able to do so regardless of where they.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011 Session - new legislation - referred to Children and Families
Committee and reported to Finance
2012 Session - referred to Children and Families Committee and
reported to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  2517

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  parents  and
  caretakers who work a late shift

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

  Section 1. Section 410-w of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  PARENTS AND CARETAKERS WHO ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHILD CARE
SUBSIDY SHALL RECEIVE A SUBSIDY WHEN CARE IS NECESSARY TO ENABLE THEM TO
SLEEP BECAUSE THEY WORK A LATE SHIFT AND HAVE A CHILD WHO IS  UNDER  THE
AGE  OF  SIX  AND NOT IN SCHOOL FOR A FULL SCHOOL DAY. THE AUTHORIZATION
FOR A SUBSIDY SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW THE PARENT  TO  OBTAIN  EIGHT
HOURS OF SLEEP.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02610-01-3

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