|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S2246
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S2246 - Details
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
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
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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