senate Bill S4978

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the YES annex youth organization pilot program in Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo

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S4978 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง410-n, Soc Serv L

S4978 - Bill Texts

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Relates to establishing the "YES Annex youth organization pilot program" in Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo.

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BILL NUMBER:S4978

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to establishing the YES annex youth organization pilot program in
Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to create the YES youth
organization pilot program that will allow multiple youth
organizations to work cooperatively to offer services to young people.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The social services law is amended to add a new
section 410-n that will create the YES Youth Organization Pilot
Program. Section 1 directs the Commissioner of Social Services to
establish the pilot program to disburse grants to youth organizations
that wish to work cooperatively to meet the needs of young people.
Such needs may include sports, counseling, S.A.T. Preparation, life
skills, health and fitness instruction and other services

Section 2 Requires the Commissioner to establish criteria and a
schedule to accept proposals for grant awards.

Section 3 Requires the Commissioner to review the proposals and award
and disburse three awards of $100,000 each to one group from Brooklyn,
Syracuse and Buffalo

Section 4 Requires that each of the three groups that are selected
shall submit a report to the Commissioner and the Legislature on the
effectiveness of the program and the results achieved.

EXISTING LAW: Current New York law does not currently have a YES Youth
Organization Pilot Program.

JUSTIFICATION: Scholastic, athletic and academic programs supervised
by adults provide a safe place where young people can learn, play and
grow as individuals. In addition, the adults who supervise these
programs provide young people with positive role models and mentors.
Under the current system, youth organizations such as after school
programs often must compete against each other by submitting grant
proposals for a limited amount of state funds. This legislation will
allow separate organizations to unite under one umbrella in order to
provide more efficient and economical programs and services for young
people In addition, this synergy between programs will allow for a
greater number and range of services for New York's programs. For
example, an after school athletic program combines with an after
school tutoring and S.A.T preparation program. Under this legislation,
the young people in this community would now have access to athletics,
tutoring and college prep under one umbrella organization.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: NEW BILL

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $100,000 each for three programs for a total cost
of $300,000

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: NONE

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, with
provisions.


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

                                  4978

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 establishing the
  YES annex youth organization pilot program in Brooklyn,  Syracuse  and
  Buffalo

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "YES annex youth organization pilot program".
  S  2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 410-n
to read as follow:
  S 410-N. YES ANNEX YOUTH ORGANIZATION PILOT PROGRAM.  1.  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISBURSING
GRANTS TO YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO UTILIZE LATERAL  SYNERGIES  AND
WORK COOPERATIVELY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S YOUTH.  UNDER THIS PILOT
PROGRAM  MULTIPLE  YOUTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO JOIN
TOGETHER UNDER ONE  UMBRELLA  AND  CREATE  A  ONE-STOP-SHOP  TO  PROVIDE
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO CHILDREN INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO TUTOR-
ING  AND  MENTORING PROGRAMS, COUNSELING, SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIV-
ITIES, CAREER COUNSELING, S.A.T. PREPARATION, LIFE  SKILLS  CLASSES  AND
HEALTH AND FITNESS INSTRUCTION.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND SET A SCHEDULE FOR
ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR GRANT AWARDS FROM INTERESTED YOUTH  ORGANIZATION
GROUPS WITHIN ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES.
  3.  THE COMMISSIONER UPON REVIEW OF PROPOSALS SHALL AWARD AND DISBURSE
THREE GRANTS, IN THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS  TO  ONE  GROUP
SELECTED  FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING HIGH RISK ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES: ONE
FROM THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ONE IN THE CITY OF
SYRACUSE AND ONE IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO.
  4. SELECTED GRANT RECIPIENTS SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER, TO THE  COMMISSIONER  AND  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10319-02-3

S. 4978                             2

LEGISLATURE  ON  THE  EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM AND THE RESULTS
ACHIEVED TWO YEARS AFTER SUCH GRANTS ARE DISBURSED.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, the
state commissioner of social services shall have the power to promulgate
any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date.

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