Senate Bill S6806

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the local social services district to notify the office of children and family services when there is a change in the eligibility level

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8918 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2013-S6806 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8918
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §34-a, Soc Serv L

2013-S6806 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the local social services district to notify the office of children and family services when there is a proposed change in the financial eligibility level.

2013-S6806 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S6806 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6806

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MONTGOMERY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Social
  Services

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to notice require-
  ments to families and providers when funding cuts are made

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

  Section  1.  Section  34-a  of  the  social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. (A) IN ORDER TO ALLOW FAMILIES TIME  TO  PROPERLY  PLAN  FOR  THEIR
FINANCIAL  NEEDS AND FOR THE SAFETY, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THEIR
CHILDREN, IN THE EVENT THAT A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT PROPOSES TO AMEND
ITS CONSOLIDATED SERVICES PLAN, SUBMITS AN ANNUAL PLAN UPDATE, OR  TAKES
ANY  OTHER  ACTION  THAT WOULD LOWER THE FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY LEVEL FOR
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE SO THAT FAMILIES RECEIVING  SUBSIDIES  WOULD  LOSE
ELIGIBILITY  THEREFORE,  THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL NOTIFY
THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF THAT FACT AT  LEAST  SIXTY
DAYS  BEFORE  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN ELIGIBILITY
LEVEL. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL POST  NOTICE  OF
THE  PROPOSED CHANGE ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIV-
ING SAID NOTICE, AND WITHIN TWENTY DAYS OF RECEIVING SAID  NOTICE  SHALL
NOTIFY  ALL LICENSED, REGISTERED AND LEGALLY-EXEMPT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT, THE STATE CHILD  CARE  RESOURCE  AND  REFERRAL
AGENCY,  THE  LOCAL  CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCY, AS WELL AS
ALL CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING  LICENSED,  REGISTERED
AND  LEGALLY-EXEMPT  CHILD CARE PROVIDERS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT. SAID
NOTICE MAY BE MADE BY E-MAIL OR REGULAR MAIL IN THE FORM OF A LETTER  OR
POSTCARD,  AND  SHALL  INFORM  THE RECIPIENT OF THE DATE OF THE PROPOSED
CHANGE AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE. THE NOTICE  SHALL  ALSO
REQUIRE  THAT  CHILD  CARE PROVIDERS THAT RECEIVE THE NOTICE IMMEDIATELY
POST THE NOTICE IN A PLACE WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE SEEN  BY  THE  FAMILIES
WHO  HAVE  CHILDREN  IN  THE PROVIDER'S CARE AND THAT CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE
ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING LICENSED, REGISTERED AND LEGALLY-EXEMPT CHILD
CARE PROVIDERS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT POST THE NOTICE ON  THEIR  OFFI-

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

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