senate Bill S2246

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the office of children and family services to consult with localities and other state agencies prior to closure of any facility

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Jan 15, 2013 referred to children and families

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S2246 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง501, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S775
2009-2010: S2263

S2246 - Summary

Directs the office of children and family services to consult with localities and other state agencies prior to closure of any facility; requires a report for an adaptive reuse plan for the facility slated to close.

S2246 - Sponsor Memo

S2246 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2246

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG, BONACIC, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children
  and Families

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to reduction in the staff
  of the office of children and  family  services  and  the  closure  of
  facilities of such office

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 15 of section 501  of
the  executive  law,  as amended by section 1 of part H of chapter 58 of
the laws of 2006, are amended and a new paragraph (e) is added  to  read
as follows:
  (c)  CONSULT  WITH AND provide for a mechanism which may reasonably be
expected to provide notice to  local  governments,  community  organiza-
tions, employee labor organizations, managerial and confidential employ-
ees,  consumer  and  advocacy  groups  of  the potential for significant
service reductions,  public  employee  staffing  reductions  and/or  the
transfer  of  operations  to  a private or not-for-profit entity at such
state-operated facilities, at least twelve months  prior  to  commencing
such service reduction; [and]
  (d)  consult  with the office of general services and any other appro-
priate state agency in developing a mechanism for  determining  alterna-
tive uses for land and buildings to be vacated by the office of children
and  family  services. Such a mechanism should include a review of other
programs or state agencies that could feasibly expand  their  operations
onto  a state-operated campus and are compatible with health, safety and
programmatic needs of persons served in such facilities[.]; AND
  (E) AT THE TIME THE NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF A  FACILITY  IS  PROVIDED  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  PARAGRAPH  (C)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND
THE PRESIDENT OF THE CIVIL  SERVICE  COMMISSION,  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06488-01-3

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