assembly Bill A6549A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the office of children and family services to maintain a database of available beds for runaway and/or homeless youth

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Feb 19, 2020 print number 6549a
Feb 19, 2020 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
Mar 11, 2019 referred to children and families

A6549 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7737
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §532-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3517, S116

A6549 - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to work with service providers to gather information to create and maintain a publicly searchable database of available beds at residential facilities currently available for runaway and/or homeless youth.

A6549 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6549

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring  the  office
  of  children  and  family services to maintain a database of available
  beds for runaway and/or 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) visit,
inspect and make periodic reports  on  the  operation  and  adequacy  of
approved  runaway  programs  and transitional independent living support
programs;
  (b) 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  employ-
ee,  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 references 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;
  (c) maintain a register of  approved  runaway  programs,  transitional
independent  living  support  programs  and  runaway  and homeless youth
service coordinators;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09709-01-9

A6549A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7737
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §532-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3517, S116

A6549A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to work with service providers to gather information to create and maintain a publicly searchable database of available beds at residential facilities currently available for runaway and/or homeless youth.

A6549A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6549--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children and Families -- recommitted to the Committee  on
  Children  and  Families  in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the office
  of children and family services to maintain a  database  of  available
  beds for runaway and/or homeless youth

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 532-e  of  the  executive  law  is
renumbered subdivision 9.
  §  2. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 7 of section 532-e of the executive
law, as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2019, is amended and  a  new
subdivision 8 is added to read as follows:
  (e)  how to address the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-
gender youth; [and]
  8. WORK WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS TO GATHER  INFORMATION  TO  CREATE  AND
MAINTAIN A PUBLICLY SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF AVAILABLE BEDS AT RESIDENTIAL
FACILITIES  CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR RUNAWAY AND/OR HOMELESS YOUTH ON THE
OFFICE'S WEBSITE AND ON A COMPANION  PHONE  APPLICATION.  SUCH  DATABASE
SHALL BE UPDATED IN REAL TIME AND SHALL PROVIDE AND BE SEARCHABLE BY THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE FACILITY;
  (B) THE NUMBER OF BEDS AVAILABLE AT THE FACILITY;
  (C) THE AGE RANGE ALLOWABLE FOR THE AVAILABLE BED;
  (D)  THE  LENGTH OF TIME THE RUNAWAY AND/OR HOMELESS YOUTH MAY STAY AT
THE FACILITY; AND
  (E) THE SERVICES OFFERED AT THE FACILITY; AND
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09709-02-0