|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 17, 2014||approval memo.16|
|Dec 05, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 16, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1402
substituted for s6806
|Jun 16, 2014||substituted by a8918|
ordered to third reading cal.1402
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 13, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 12, 2014||referred to social services|
senate Bill S6806Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8918 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S6806 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §34-a, Soc Serv L
S6806 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6806 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to notice requirements to families and providers when funding cuts are made PURPOSE OF BILL: To afford families the time necessary to plan should they experience a disruption in child care services due to a reduction in financial eligibility in relation to child care subsidies. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision to section 34-a of the social services law, which requires a county social services district to notify the office of children and family services GO days prior to a proposed reduction in the financial eligibility level for childcare assistance or an increase in the parental co-payment. The office would be required to post a notice on their website within 5 days, and must send notice to child care providers, the applicable child care resource and referral agency and the certified employee organization representing said child care providers within 20 days. Child care providers, including the certified employee organization representing the providers, are required to post such notice. Section 2 of the bill establishes the effective date.
S6806 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6806 I N S E N A T E March 12, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to notice require- ments to families and providers when funding cuts are made THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 34-a of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. (A) IN ORDER TO ALLOW FAMILIES TIME TO PROPERLY PLAN FOR THEIR FINANCIAL NEEDS AND FOR THE SAFETY, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THEIR CHILDREN, IN THE EVENT THAT A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT PROPOSES TO AMEND ITS CONSOLIDATED SERVICES PLAN, SUBMITS AN ANNUAL PLAN UPDATE, OR TAKES ANY OTHER ACTION THAT WOULD LOWER THE FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY LEVEL FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE SO THAT FAMILIES RECEIVING SUBSIDIES WOULD LOSE ELIGIBILITY THEREFORE, THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES OF THAT FACT AT LEAST SIXTY DAYS BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN ELIGIBILITY LEVEL. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL POST NOTICE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIV- ING SAID NOTICE, AND WITHIN TWENTY DAYS OF RECEIVING SAID NOTICE SHALL NOTIFY ALL LICENSED, REGISTERED AND LEGALLY-EXEMPT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT, THE STATE CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCY, THE LOCAL CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCY, AS WELL AS ALL CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING LICENSED, REGISTERED AND LEGALLY-EXEMPT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT. SAID NOTICE MAY BE MADE BY E-MAIL OR REGULAR MAIL IN THE FORM OF A LETTER OR POSTCARD, AND SHALL INFORM THE RECIPIENT OF THE DATE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE. THE NOTICE SHALL ALSO REQUIRE THAT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS THAT RECEIVE THE NOTICE IMMEDIATELY POST THE NOTICE IN A PLACE WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE SEEN BY THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE PROVIDER'S CARE AND THAT CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING LICENSED, REGISTERED AND LEGALLY-EXEMPT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICT POST THE NOTICE ON THEIR OFFI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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