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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S2246 - Bill Details

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

S2246 - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S2246

TITLE OF BILL: 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

PURPOSE: This bill directs the Office of Children and Family Services
(OCFS) to provide an adaptive reuse plan for any OCFS facility slated
for closure.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 501 of the Executive Law is amended to require OCFS to provide
an adaptive reuse plan for any OCFS facility slated for closure
including, but not limited to, consideration of community input,
condition of the facility and financial investment needed to make the
facility viable for reuse.

JUSTIFICATION: A vast majority of the OCFS facilities closed in the
past several years have been located in upstate New York. The Great
Valley Residential Facility in Great Valley, NY was a non-secure full
service facility for at risk youth who resided in Western New York and
were required to participate in the programs offered by Great Valley
through OCFS. The closure of these facilities has a disparate impact
on the communities surrounding the facility who rely on that facility
for jobs, and local business. In addition, the communities are now
faced with having an empty facility falling into disrepair. Under
this act OCFS would be required to provide a reuse plan for a
residential facility slated for closure, including repurposing options
and financial impact of the alternatives. Through this reuse plan, the
community surrounding a closing facility will know exactly what
alternatives were available, how it will impact their community
infrastructure and what the fiscal implications will be and to whom.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011,2012: S.775 Referred to Children and
Families 2009,2010: S.2263 Referred to Children and Families 2008:
S.7826A Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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                    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

S. 2246                             2

OFFICE  OF  EMPLOYEE  RELATIONS  AND  THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE
CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE IN  WHICH  THE  FACILITY  SLATED  FOR  CLOSURE  IS
LOCATED,  PROVIDE  A REPORT FOR AN ADAPTIVE REUSE PLAN FOR SUCH FACILITY
WHICH WILL EVALUATE THE COMMUNITY IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED CLOSURE INCLUD-
ING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: THE POTENTIAL TO UTILIZE
THE PROPERTY FOR ANOTHER STATE GOVERNMENT PURPOSE, INCLUDING FOR  A  NEW
PURPOSE  AS  PART  OF  THE STATE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM; POTENTIAL FOR THE
SALE OR TRANSFER OF THE PROPERTY TO A LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR OTHER  GOVERN-
MENTAL  ENTITY;  POTENTIAL  FOR  THE   SALE OF THE PROPERTY TO A PRIVATE
ENTITY FOR DEVELOPMENT INTO A BUSINESS, RESIDENTIAL  OR  OTHER  PURPOSE;
COMMUNITY INPUT FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT; AND THE CONDITION OF THE FACILITY
AND THE INVESTMENTS REQUIRED TO KEEP THE STRUCTURE IN GOOD REPAIR, OR TO
MAKE IT VIABLE FOR REUSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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