Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 17, 2014||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to children and families
|May 16, 2013||
referred to children and families
Senate Bill S5517
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S5517 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S5517 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5517 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to post-adoption services PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To gain an understanding of the availability of post-adoption services and the impact on families receiving such services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 372-h of the social services law to require the Office of Children and Family Services to collect data on the availability of post-adoption services around the State. Such data would include the number of adopted children placed in foster care, the number of families who received post-adoption services and the number of Families who were denied post- adoption services. the office would submit an annual report to the Legislature containing such data, an analysis of the availability of post-adoption services and recommendations for the enhancement of services to promote permanency in adoptions. JUSTIFICATION: An adoption is the beginning of a new life for a child and his or her
2013-S5517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5517 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 post-adoption services 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 372-h to read as follows: S 372-H. POST ADOPTION SERVICES. 1. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL COLLECT DATA AND INFORMATION ON THE AVAILABILITY OF POST-ADOPTION SERVICES AROUND THE STATE. THE OFFICE SHALL WORK WITH LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS, AUTHORIZED AGENCIES, AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCIES WITH EXPERIENCE PROVIDING POST-ADOPTION SERVICES TO GATHER, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, NON-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION BY COUNTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: A. THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENTERING FOSTER CARE WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADOPTED; B. THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED POST-ADOPTION SERVICES; C. THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHO HAD RECEIVED POST-ADOPTION SERVICES AND WHAT TYPE OF SERVICES WERE RENDERED; D. THE NUMBER OF DENIED REQUESTS FOR SERVICES, AND THE REASON FOR SUCH DENIALS; AND E. THE TYPE OF SERVICE FOR WHICH REQUESTS WERE DENIED. 2. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR WITH THE DATA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION FOR THE PRECEDING YEAR. THE OFFICE SHALL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF POST-ADOPTION SERVICES STATEWIDE AND REGIONALLY, THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH SERVICES PREVENTS THE DISRUPTION OF ADOPTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10812-01-3
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