senate Bill S7426A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Implements a cost estimation model for child care

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2016 print number 7426a
May 20, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
May 10, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Apr 29, 2016 referred to children and families

Votes

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May 10, 2016 - Children and Families committee Vote

S7426
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2016

S7426 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9900
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§410-x & 410-z, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1455, A290
2019-2020: S245, A580

S7426 - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to utilize a cost estimation model when determining the actual cost providers incur when providing child care and requires the office to prepare an annual report detailing such.

S7426 - Sponsor Memo

S7426 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7426

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  implementing  a
  cost estimation model for child care

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 410-x of the social services  law,
as  added by section 52 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is
amended to read as follows:
  4. (A) The amount to be paid or  allowed  for  child  care  assistance
funded  under  the  block  grant shall be the actual cost of care but no
more than the applicable market-related payment rate established by  the
department  in regulations. The payment rates established by the depart-
ment shall be sufficient to ensure equal access for eligible children to
comparable child care assistance in the substate area that are  provided
to  children  whose parents are not eligible to receive assistance under
any federal or state  programs.  Such  payment  rates  shall  take  into
account the variations in the costs of providing child care in different
settings  and  to  children  of different age groups, and the additional
costs of providing child care for children with special needs.
  (B) (1) FOR EACH GROUP FOR WHICH THE OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY
SERVICES DETERMINES A SEPARATE PAYMENT RATE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, AND AT THE SAME FREQUENCY, SUCH OFFICE SHALL UTILIZE A
COST  ESTIMATION MODEL TO DETERMINE THE ACTUAL COST PROVIDERS INCUR WHEN
PROVIDING CHILD CARE. THE COST ESTIMATION MODEL SHALL IDENTIFY AND  TAKE
INTO  ACCOUNT  COST DRIVERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMPLOYEE SALARY
AND BENEFITS, ENROLLMENT LEVELS,  FACILITY  COSTS  AND  COMPLIANCE  WITH
STATUTORY  AND  REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS. THE COST ESTIMATION MODEL SHALL
ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE COST OF PROVIDING SERVICES AT EACH  LEVEL  OF
QUALITY AS DETERMINED BY A QUALITY RATING SYSTEM AND ANY QUALITY INDICA-
TORS UTILIZED BY THE STATE.
  (2)  IN  DEVELOPING  SUCH  MODEL  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES SHALL CONSULT WITH STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
REPRESENTATIVES OF CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCIES, CHILD CARE

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

S7426A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9900
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§410-x & 410-z, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1455, A290
2019-2020: S245, A580

S7426A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to utilize a cost estimation model when determining the actual cost providers incur when providing child care and requires the office to prepare an annual report detailing such.

S7426A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7426A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7426--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  implementing  a
  cost estimation model for child care

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 5, 6, 7 and 8 of section 410-x of  the  social
services law are renumbered subdivision 6, 7, 8 and 9 and a new subdivi-
sion 5 is added to read as follows:
  5.  (A)  FOR  EACH  GROUP  FOR WHICH THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES DETERMINES A SEPARATE PAYMENT RATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR
OF THIS SECTION, AND AT THE SAME FREQUENCY, SUCH OFFICE SHALL UTILIZE  A
COST  ESTIMATION MODEL TO DETERMINE THE ACTUAL COST PROVIDERS INCUR WHEN
PROVIDING CHILD CARE. THE COST ESTIMATION MODEL SHALL IDENTIFY AND  TAKE
INTO  ACCOUNT  COST DRIVERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMPLOYEE SALARY
AND BENEFITS, ENROLLMENT LEVELS,  FACILITY  COSTS  AND  COMPLIANCE  WITH
STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.  WHERE A QUALITY RATING SYSTEM OR
ANY  QUALITY  INDICATORS  ARE  BEING UTILIZED, THE COST ESTIMATION MODEL
SHALL ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE COST  OF  PROVIDING  SERVICES  AT  EACH
LEVEL OF QUALITY.
  (B)  IN  DEVELOPING  SUCH  MODEL  THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY
SERVICES SHALL CONSULT WITH STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
REPRESENTATIVES OF CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCIES, CHILD CARE
PROVIDERS  AND  ANY  STATE  ADVISORY  COUNCIL ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO 42
U.S.C.S. S 9831 ET. SEQ., AS AMENDED. THE COST ESTIMATION MODEL SHALL BE
STATISTICALLY VALID,  USING  COMPLETE  AND  CURRENT  DATA  AND  RIGOROUS
COLLECTION METHODS.
  S  2. Section 410-z of the social services law, as added by section 52
of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15076-04-6

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