|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to children and families|
|Mar 21, 2017||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S277
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S277 (ACTIVE) - Details
S277 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S277 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the duties of the office of children and family services concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender runaway and homeless youth PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Requires that all employees of programs and organizations providing care to runaway and/or homeless youth complete training providing instruction in issues pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gender youth. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Section 532-e of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7, requiring all employees of approved programs providing care to runaway and/or homeless youth to complete training as set forth in regulations promulgated by OCFS. The training must place particular emphasis on appropriate terminology, particular challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, ways to address homophobia from other youth at the shelter, confidentiality, and how to properly address the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.
S277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 277 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, LATIMER, SERRANO -- 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 duties of the office of children and family services concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender runaway and homeless youth THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 532-e of the executive law, as amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: § 532-e. Powers and duties of the office of children and family services. The office of children and family services shall: [(a)] 1. visit, inspect and make periodic reports on the operation and adequacy of approved runaway programs and transitional independent living support programs; [(b)] 2. certify residential facilities providing care to runaway and/or homeless youth, provided, however, that no certification shall be issued or renewed until it can be demonstrated that a program operated pursuant to this article has consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law, developed and implemented a procedure for reviewing and evaluating the backgrounds of and the information supplied by any person applying to be an employee, volunteer or consultant, which shall include but not be limited to the following requirements: that the applicants set forth his or her employment history, provide personal and employment refer- ences 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; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05185-01-7
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