senate Bill S7192

Relates to the creation of the child care regulatory review task force

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  • 02 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1088
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8924A

Summary

Relates to the creation of the child care regulatory review task force.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8924A
Versions:
S7192
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง390-j, Soc Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S7192

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to creating the child care regulatory review task force

PURPOSE:

This bill establishes the Child Care Regulatory Review Task Force to
review duplicative or unnecessary requirements that are an
administrative burden for child care providers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Social Services Law by adding a new Section
390-j. This section creates the Child Care Regulatory Review Task
Force. The Task Force shall review the statutory and regulatory
requirements for child care providers which are duplicative or
unnecessary and create administrative burdens. To obtain testimony the
Task Force shall hold at least one public hearing. The Task Force
shall develop and propose recommendations for streamlining current
processes and requirements which are identified as duplicative and
burdensome.

The members of the Task Force shall include: the Commissioner of the
Office of Children and Family Services, the Commissioner of the Office
of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Commissioner of the
Department of Health, and the Commissioner of the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Child care providers must maintain compliance with many federal and
state requirements. However, some of these requirements are redundant
or unnecessary. Such requirements have the provider performing the
same task, such as submitting similar paperwork, for multiple
agencies. This is time consuming, costly, and an inefficient use of
resources. Such requirements create an administrative burden for
providers that does not have a useful purpose. Therefore, maintaining
such requirements is no longer necessary.

This bill seeks to remove the duplicative and unnecessary requirements
on child care providers by establishing the Child Care Regulatory
Review Task Force to review the statutory and regulatory requirements
for child care providers. This Task Force will propose and develop
recommendations to streamline current processes and requirements that
are identified as being duplicative or unnecessary. By developing such
recommendations, this Task Force will relieve some of the unnecessary
and redundant requirements providers face. Doing so will allow
providers to focus on their primary responsibility of caring for
children. In particular, this Task Force will benefit small providers
who do not have the financial or personnel resources to meet such
duplicative or unnecessary administrative burdens.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7192

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  creating  the
  child care regulatory review task force

  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-j to read as follows:
  S  390-J. THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY REVIEW TASK FORCE. 1. DUTIES.  (A)
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE  CHILD  CARE  REGULATORY
REVIEW  TASK  FORCE SHALL REVIEW PROCESSES AND REGULATORY, STATUTORY AND
PROGRAMMATIC REQUIREMENTS, PLACED ON  CHILD  CARE  PROVIDERS  WHICH  ARE
REGULATED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THAT ARE DUPLI-
CATIVE  OR  UNNECESSARY AND CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDENS FOR CHILD CARE
PROVIDERS;
  (B) HOLD, AT MINIMUM, ONE PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN ORAL AND/OR WRITTEN
TESTIMONY FROM INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS;
  (C) DEVELOP  AND  PROPOSE  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  THE  STREAMLINING  OF
CURRENT  PROCESSES  AND REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED AS DUPLICATIVE
OR BURDENSOME;
  (D) SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE ANNUAL-
LY.
  2. MEMBERSHIP. (A) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF, AT A MINIMUM,  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE; THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE COMMISSIONER OF THE NEW  YORK
CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE.
  (B)  THE  MEMBERS  OF  THE  CHILD CARE REGULATORY TASK FORCE SHALL NOT
RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION. HOWEVER, THE  MEMBERS  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED  TO
REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  3. EVERY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION
AND  ANY  OTHER  RELEVANT  ENTITY SHALL PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE
AND/OR INFORMATION TO THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY  REVIEW  TASK  FORCE  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14014-03-4

S. 7192                             2

CARRY  OUT  ITS DUTIES AS AUTHORIZED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,
UNLESS OTHERWISE PROTECTED BY LAW.
  4.  ANY  INFORMATION OBTAINED BY A MEMBER OF THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY
REVIEW TASK FORCE WHILE CARRYING OUT ANY DUTIES AS PRESCRIBED IN  SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY BE UTILIZED IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY
AS A MEMBER OF THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY REVIEW TASK FORCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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