|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 29, 2014||approval memo.32|
|Dec 17, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 16, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1403
substituted for s6875
|Jun 16, 2014||substituted by a8474|
ordered to third reading cal.1403
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 24, 2014||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S6875Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8474 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S6875 - Details
S6875 - Summary
Provides for notification to the state when a foster home is decertified, not renewed or a child is removed; requires evaluation to determine if certificate should be issued and the home be re-opened.
S6875 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6875 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to foster home decertification, application for recertification, authorization for non-renewal, notice of removal of a child, and other required notices PURPOSE: To protect foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section I and II amend sections 376 and 377 of the Social Services Law, by requiring that when an agency or local social services commissioner is screening a prospective foster parent to be certified or licensed, the agency or local commissioner must inquire with OCFS whether the applicant has ever been a foster parent before, and, if so, whether the certificate or license was revoked, not renewed, or a child was removed from the home. If any of these instances have occurred, the agency or commissioner must evaluate the circumstances and the reason(s) for such action, to determine whether a certificate should be issued and the home reopened. JUSTIFICATION: When a child enters foster care, the state assumes the responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment for the child. However, this is not always the case. According to agency
S6875 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6875 I N S E N A T E March 24, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 foster home decertification, application for recertification, authorization for non-renewal, notice of removal of a child, and other required notices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 376 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 1. An authorized agency which shall board out any [child/or] CHILD AND/OR minor under the age of eighteen years shall issue to the person receiving such child and/or minor for board a certificate to receive, board or keep a [child/or] CHILD AND/OR minor under the age of eighteen years. Prior to issuing such certificate, the agency shall require that an applicant set forth: his or her employment history, provide personal and employment references 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. THE AGEN- CY SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER THE APPLICANT HAS EVER HELD SUCH A CERTIF- ICATE, OR A LICENSE OR APPROVAL AND, IF SO, WHETHER THE CERTIFICATE, LICENSE OR APPROVAL WAS REVOKED, NOT RENEWED, OR A CHILD WAS REMOVED FROM THE HOME, AND THE REASON THEREFOR. IN SUCH INSTANCES, THE AGENCY SHALL EVALUATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES, PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE, TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CERTIFICATE SHOULD BE ISSUED AND THE HOME RE-OPENED. Not until all inquiries are completed and evaluated shall the agency cause such certificate to be issued. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 377 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 1. Application for a license to receive, board or keep any child shall be made in writing to the commissioner of social services in and for the social services district wherein the premises to be licensed are located, in the form and manner prescribed by the [department] OFFICE OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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