senate Bill S4115

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that 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

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Apr 30, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to children and families
Jun 01, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 18, 2011 referred to children and families

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Apr 30, 2012 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4115
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2012

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nay (1)
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Jun 1, 2011 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4115
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

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S4115 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6545
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง410-w, Soc Serv L

S4115 - Bill Texts

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Provides that 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; further provides that the authorization for a subsidy shall be sufficient to allow the parent to obtain eight hours of sleep.

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BILL NUMBER:S4115

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

PURPOSE OR 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 who 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 live.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is new legislation.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4115

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 18, 2011
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD10020-01-1

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