senate Bill S1398A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to guidelines and standards for child protective services caseworker workloads

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Jan 29, 2014 print number 1398a
amend and recommit to social services
Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
Jan 09, 2013 referred to social services

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S1398 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2582A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20-a & 423, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1598A, A7148A
2009-2010: S4765A, A3473B

S1398 - Summary

Relates to guidelines and standards for child protective services caseworker workloads.

S1398 - Sponsor Memo

S1398 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1398

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  --  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 standards for
  workloads for child protective services caseworkers

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

  Section  1. Section 20-a of the social services law, as added by chap-
ter 107 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  S 20-a.  Local personnel; limitations on department's power.  Notwith-
standing any inconsistent provision of  this  chapter,  the  board,  the
commissioner  or  the  department, acting singly or in unison, shall not
have the power, directly  or  indirectly  to  prescribe  the  number  of
persons  to  be  employed  in any social services district providing the
district complies with the minimum federal standards  relating  thereto.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL
HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT SET WORKLOAD STANDARDS
FOR  CHILD  PROTECTIVE  SERVICES,  FOSTER  CARE, PREVENTIVE SERVICES AND
ADOPTION SERVICES, WHICH STANDARDS ARE BASED ON THE NEW YORK STATE WORK-
LOAD STUDY. THE OFFICE SHALL SET WORKLOAD STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE
SERVICES BY OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.   NO  COUNTY  SHALL  BE
REQUIRED  TO  INCREASE ITS CHILD PROTECTIVE WORKFORCE BY MORE THAN TWEN-
TY-FIVE PERCENT IN ANY GIVEN STATE  FISCAL  YEAR,  PROVIDED  THAT  EVERY
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL COME INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE ESTABLISHED
WORKLOAD STANDARDS BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision  1 of section 423 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (c)  The  child  protective  service shall have a sufficient staff, AS
REQUIRED BY CASELOAD STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND

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

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S1398A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2582A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20-a & 423, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1598A, A7148A
2009-2010: S4765A, A3473B

S1398A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to guidelines and standards for child protective services caseworker workloads.

S1398A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1398A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1398--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Social  Services -- recommitted to the Committee on Social Services in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  standards  for
  workloads for child protective services caseworkers

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

  Section 1. Section 20-a of the social services law, as added by  chap-
ter 107 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  S 20-a.  Local personnel; limitations on department's power.  Notwith-
standing  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this chapter, the board, the
commissioner or the department, acting singly or in  unison,  shall  not
have  the  power,  directly  or  indirectly  to  prescribe the number of
persons to be employed in any social  services  district  providing  the
district  complies  with the minimum federal standards relating thereto.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL
HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT SET WORKLOAD STANDARDS
FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES,  FOSTER  CARE,  PREVENTIVE  SERVICES  AND
ADOPTION SERVICES, WHICH STANDARDS ARE BASED ON THE NEW YORK STATE WORK-
LOAD STUDY. THE OFFICE SHALL SET WORKLOAD STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE
SERVICES  BY  OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.  NO COUNTY SHALL BE
REQUIRED TO INCREASE ITS CHILD PROTECTIVE WORKFORCE BY MORE  THAN  TWEN-
TY-FIVE  PERCENT  IN  ANY  GIVEN  STATE FISCAL YEAR, PROVIDED THAT EVERY
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL COME INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE ESTABLISHED
WORKLOAD STANDARDS BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02730-02-4

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