Senate Bill S6961

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of an early learning council

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8921 - Vetoed by Governor


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

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2013-S6961 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8921
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 10-E §§484-a - 484-e, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S1815

2013-S6961 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of an early learning council; provides support for public and private investment in early learning for children up to the age of five.

2013-S6961 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S6961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6961

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, VALESKY -- 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 the creation of
  the early learning council

  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 article
10-E to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 10-E
                         EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL
SECTION 484-A. CREATION AND PURPOSE.
        484-B. COMPOSITION.
        484-C. POWERS AND DUTIES.
        484-D. TERM.
        484-E. SHARING OF INFORMATION.
  S 484-A. CREATION AND PURPOSE. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  AN  EARLY
LEARNING COUNCIL. THE PURPOSE OF THE EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL IS TO SECURE
SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN EARLY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN
UP  TO  THE AGE OF FIVE BY FOCUSING ON PRACTICES THAT ARE EDUCATIONALLY,
ECONOMICALLY, AND SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND.
  S 484-B. COMPOSITION. THE EARLY  LEARNING  COUNCIL  SHALL  CONSIST  OF
MEMBERS  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DIRECTORS OF THE BUDGET, THE
COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THE  COMMIS-
SIONER OF THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE
OF  TEMPORARY  AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE,  THE PRESIDENT OF THE EMPIRE
STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DESIGNEES;  AT  LEAST
FOUR  REPRESENTATIVES  OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY APPOINTED BY THE GOVER-
NOR,  AND  AT  LEAST  TWO  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE  BUSINESS  COMMUNITY
APPOINTED  BY  THE  SPEAKER  AND  THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,
RESPECTIVELY. THE COUNCIL MAY ORGANIZE SUBCOMMITTEES TO REVIEW  SPECIFIC
FUNDING AND POLICY PRIORITIES.
  S  484-C.  POWERS  AND DUTIES. THE EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL WILL MEET AT
LEAST TWICE A YEAR AND WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING POWERS AND DUTIES:

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

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