senate Bill S5414A

Requires child care facilities to post a copy of the most recent inspection report

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 31 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5414A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1563
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Requires day care facilities to post a copy of the most recent inspection report.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7987A
Versions:
S5414
S5414A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง390-i, Soc Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S5414A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to requiring child day care facilities to post a copy of the most
recent inspection report

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
require all child day care providers in the State that operate a
residential or non-residential child day care facility to post the
most recent copy of their inspection report in a prominent place, and
if possible on the website of such provider.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Adds a new Social Services Law section 390-i to require
that all child care providers in the State must post the more recent
copy of their inspection report in a prominent place, and if possible
on the website of such provider. This provision applies to all child
care providers that operate a residential or non-residential in New
York State, including those regulated by the NYS Office of Children
and Family Services (NYS Office) and the NYC Department of Health and
Mental Health (NYC Department).

Section 2: All residential and non-residential child day care
facilities regulated by the NYS Office and the NYC Department must
comply with the posting requirements to be enforced by the NYS Office
or NYC Department in accordance with their rules or regulations.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislative proposal attempts to address the issue
of the occurrence of repeated safety and sanitation cited violations
that are occurring in child day care centers, homes and facilities in
New York City and across the State. The problem revolves around the
fact that after such providers are cited for these safety and
sanitation violations, that such conditions are not remedied or the
condition of the facility lapses back into a deficient unsafe or
unsanitary condition. By requiring such child day care providers to
post their most recent inspection report issued by the NYS Office or
NYC Department in a prominent place at each facility, and if possible
on their websites, the families of enrollees that attend such
facilities and the general public will know of the current condition
of the facility. Further, families that are looking to enroll their
children in a day care facility will be able to easily be informed of
the performance record and safety & sanitation conditions of such
child day care center. Arming the public with this information can
encourage such providers to better comply with the State's and NYC
safety and sanitation laws, and thus better protecting our children
that are cared for in such places.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


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

                                 5414--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Social Services -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the
  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  child
  day  care  facilities  to  post  a  copy of the most recent inspection
  report

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-i to read as follows:
  S 390-I. NOTICE OF INSPECTION REPORT. 1. EACH CHILD DAY CARE  PROVIDER
THAT  OPERATES A RESIDENTIAL OR NON-RESIDENTIAL CHILD DAY CARE FACILITY,
WHERE CHILD DAY CARE IS PROVIDED SHALL POST A COPY OF  ITS  MOST  RECENT
INSPECTION  REPORT  IN A PROMINENT PLACE, AND IF POSSIBLE ON THE WEBSITE
OF SUCH PROVIDER.
  2. ALL SUCH RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL CHILD DAY CARE  FACILITIES
REGULATED  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY  SERVICES,  OR  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
HEALTH  AND MENTAL HEALTH OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE
POSTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION TO BE ENFORCED  BY  THE  APPLICABLE
STATE OR CITY AGENCY PURSUANT TO ITS RULES OR REGULATIONS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become  a  law.  Provided,  however,
that effective immediately any rules and regulations necessary to imple-
ment the provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized and
directed to be completed on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11037-02-3

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