senate Bill S7055

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting local social services districts to prohibit certain informal child care providers from receiving funds as part of the child care block grant program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2014 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1405
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Apr 23, 2014 referred to children and families

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Jun 16, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S7055
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
2
Excused
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Abstained
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May 28, 2014 - Children and Families committee Vote

S7055
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Nay
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0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S7055 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง410-x, Soc Serv L

S7055 - Bill Texts

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Allows social services districts to prohibit informal child care providers who are the subject of a report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the statewide central registry, or have certain felony convictions from receiving funds as part of the child care block grant program.

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BILL NUMBER:S7055

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to allowing social services districts to prohibit informal daycare
providers with an indicated report on file with the statewide central
register or a felony conviction at any time for a sex offense, crime
against a child, or a crime involving violence

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill allows social services districts to prohibit informal child
care providers who are the subject of a report of child abuse or
maltreatment on file with the statewide central registry, or have a
felony conviction at any time for a sex offense, crime against a
child, or a crime involving violence, or a felony conviction within
the past five years for a drug-related offense, from receiving funds
as part of the child care block grant program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 410-x of the Social Services Law
by adding subdivisions 9 and 10.

*Subdivision 9 allows local social services districts to prohibit
informal child care providers who are the subject of an indicated
report on file with the statewide central register from providing
child care services funded under the block grant.

*Subdivision 10 allows local social services districts to prohibit
informal child care providers who have a felony conviction at any time
for a sex offense, crime against a child, or a crime involving
violence, or a felony conviction within the past five years for a
drug-related offense from providing child care services funded under
the block grant.

Section 2: Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Social Services law currently requires that operators of a licensed or
registered child day care provider have their criminal history
background checked, as well as statewide central register clearance.
There is not a similar statute for informal providers (legally-exempt
family child care and legally-exempt in-home care) funded by the New
York State Child Care Block Grant (NYCCBG). NYCCBG, funded by taxpayer
dollars, should not support child care from providers who have an
indicated report on file with the statewide central register or have a
felony conviction at any time for a sex offense, crime against a
child, or a crime involving violence, or a felony conviction within
the past five years for a drug-related offense. These criteria are
similar to what licensed or registered child day care providers have
currently in place.

This is one in a series of measures being introduced at the request of
the Erie County Executive upon the recommendation of the county's
Commissioner of Social Services to improve the provision of child
protective services to New York's children and families.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Increased costs related to background checks.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first day of January next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  7055

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, GOLDEN -- 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 allowing social
  services districts to prohibit  informal  daycare  providers  with  an
  indicated  report  on  file  with  the statewide central register or a
  felony conviction at any time for  a  sex  offense,  crime  against  a
  child, or a crime involving violence

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

  Section 1. Section 410-x of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding two new subdivisions 9 and 10 to read as follows:
  9. A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT MAY PROHIBIT ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT
REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY
OF  THIS  ARTICLE  AND WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF AN INDICATED REPORT ON FILE
WITH THE STATEWIDE CENTRAL REGISTER  OF  CHILD  ABUSE  AND  MALTREATMENT
UNDER  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE FROM RECEIVING
FUNDING FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE UNDER THE BLOCK GRANT.
  10. A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT MAY PROHIBIT ANY  PERSON  WHO  IS
NOT  REQUIRED  TO  BE LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER SECTION THREE HUNDRED
NINETY OF THIS ARTICLE WHO HAD A FELONY CONVICTION AT ANY TIME FOR A SEX
OFFENSE, A CRIME AGAINST A CHILD OR A CRIME  INVOLVING  VIOLENCE,  OR  A
FELONY  CONVICTION WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS FOR A DRUG-RELATED OFFENSE
FROM RECEIVING FUNDING FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE UNDER THE BLOCK GRANT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14816-01-4

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