|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to children and families|
|Apr 04, 2017||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 31, 2017||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S3980
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3980 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3980 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3980 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the application of the runaway and homeless youth program to youth under twenty-five years of age PURPOSE OF BILL : This legislation seeks to expand the application of the runaway and homeless youth act and related programs to youth under twenty-five years of age, which would be an increase from the current upper limit of up to twenty-one years of age. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Sections 1 and 2 of the proposal amend Section 532-a of the executive law to change, for purposes of Article 19-A (Runaway and Homeless Youth Act), the definition of "Homeless Youth" to include persons under the age of twenty-five who need services and are without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available. These amendments also raise the upper level of the age of homeless youth eligible for transitional independent living support programs from twenty-one to twenty-five so that youth up to the age of twenty-five may progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living.
S3980 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3980 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the applica- tion of the runaway and homeless youth program to youth under twenty- five years of age THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 6 of section 532-a of the executive law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 800 of the laws of 1985 and subdivi- sion 6 as amended by section 6 of part G of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: 2. "Homeless youth" shall mean a person under the age of [twenty-one] TWENTY-FIVE who is in need of services and is without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available. 6. "Transitional independent living support program" shall mean any non-residential program approved by the office of children and family services after submission by the municipality as part of its comprehen- sive plan, or any residential facility approved by the office of chil- dren and family services after submission by the municipality as part of its comprehensive plan to offer youth development programs, established and operated to provide supportive services, for a period of up to eigh- teen months in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services, to enable homeless youth between the ages of sixteen and [twenty-one] TWENTY-FIVE to progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living. Such transitional independent living support program may also provide services to youth in need of crisis intervention or respite services. Notwithstanding the time limi- tation in paragraph (i) of subdivision (d) of section seven hundred thirty-five of the family court act, residential respite services may be provided in a transitional independent living support program for a period of more than twenty-one days. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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