|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 22, 2018||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S8047
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
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- Delivered to Governor
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S8047 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8047 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that when a local social services district is in contact with a relative or non-relative kinship caregiver or a suitable person who the district has approached about being a kinship caregiver, such district shall provide written information to such caregivers or prospective suitable persons; further provides that such information shall include, but not be limited to, information relating to child only grants; information about how to become a kinship foster parent and other options for care; and information on how to contact the department of family assistance kinship programs and any resources funded through or operating in the local social services district for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers, including those that provide supportive services for all relative and non-relative kinship caregivers in the district.
S8047 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8047 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers PURPOSE: This bill would ensure that local districts inform both contacted care- givers and potential caregivers about services, and that local districts establish referral procedures, which connect all kinship families with the local kinship programs, or, when applicable, permanency resource centers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends Section 392 of the social services law by adding language specifying that written information regarding how to become a kinship foster parent and other options for care, and how to
S8047 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8047 I N S E N A T E March 22, 2018 ___________ 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 social services law, in relation to services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 392 of the social services law, as added by section 3 of part F of chapter 58 of the laws of 2010, is amended read as follows: § 392. Services for relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP caregivers. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, WHEN A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS IN CONTACT WITH A RELATIVE OR NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP CAREGIVER OR A SUITABLE PERSON WHO THE DISTRICT HAS APPROACHED ABOUT BEING A KINSHIP CAREGIVER, [local social services districts] SUCH DISTRICT shall [make] PROVIDE WRITTEN INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO SUCH CAREGIVERS OR PROSPECTIVE SUITABLE PERSONS. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL ALSO BE MADE available through the [district's] website [or] OF BOTH THE OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT AND by other APPROPRIATE means [information for] IN A MANNER ACCESSIBLE TO relatives AND NON-RELATIVES caring for children outside of the foster care system. 2. Such information shall include but not [necessarily] be limited to: [1.] A. information relating to child only grants, including but not limited to, how to apply for child only grants; [and] B. INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A KINSHIP FOSTER PARENT AND OTHER OPTIONS FOR CARE; AND [2.] C. information on HOW TO CONTACT THE department of family assist- ance [or] KINSHIP PROGRAMS AND ANY RESOURCES FUNDED THROUGH OR OPERATING IN THE local [department of] social services [funded resources] DISTRICT for relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP caregivers, including those that provide supportive services for ALL relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP caregivers IN THE DISTRICT. § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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