senate Bill S6615

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the duties of the office of children and family services concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender runaway and homeless youth

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Feb 13, 2014 referred to children and families


S6615 - Details

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Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §532-e, Exec L

S6615 - Summary

Expands the duties of the office of children and family services concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender runaway and homeless youth.

S6615 - Sponsor Memo

S6615 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2014

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the duties
  of the office of children and family services concerning lesbian, gay,
  bisexual, and transgender runaway and homeless youth


  Section  1.  Section 532-e of the executive law, as amended by chapter
182 of the laws of 2002, are amended to read as follows:
  S 532-e. Powers and duties  of  the  office  of  children  and  family
services.  The  office  of children and family services shall:  [(a)] 1.
visit, inspect and make periodic reports on the operation  and  adequacy
of approved runaway programs and transitional independent living support
  [(b)]  2.  certify  residential  facilities  providing care to runaway
and/or homeless youth, provided, however, that no certification shall be
issued or renewed until it can be demonstrated that a  program  operated
pursuant  to  this  article  has  consistent with appropriate collective
bargaining agreements and applicable provisions  of  the  civil  service
law,  developed and implemented a procedure for reviewing and evaluating
the backgrounds of and the information supplied by any  person  applying
to  be an employee, volunteer or consultant, which shall include but not
be limited to the following requirements: that the applicants set  forth
his  or  her  employment history, provide personal and employment refer-
ences and sign a sworn statement indicating whether  the  applicant,  to
the  best of his or her knowledge, has ever been convicted of a crime in
this state or any other jurisdiction;
  [(c)] 3. maintain a register of  approved  runaway  programs,  transi-
tional  independent  living  support  programs  and runaway and homeless
youth service coordinators;
  [(d)] 4. submit to the  governor  and  legislature  an  annual  report
detailing the numbers and characteristics of runaway and otherwise home-
less youth throughout the state and their problems and service needs;

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


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