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|Sep 18, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8990
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S8990 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8990 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8990 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the COVID-19 childcare provider reimbursement program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To provide financial assistance to low and middle income families for additional childcare expenses directly related to the schedule of the local school district due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides that the legislative intent is to provide financial assistance to low and middle income families for additional childcare expenses directly related to the schedule of the local school district due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
S8990 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8990 I N S E N A T E September 18, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the COVID-19 childcare provider reimbursement program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Statement of legislative intent. The legislature recognizes the financial hardship placed on childcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state re-opens, childcare providers offer necessary essential services to parents and guardians. The intent of this act is to provide an incentive to childcare providers to either expand current programs or re-open programs to help meet the growing need of childcare services within the state that have developed as a direct result of the pandemic. § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 530-a to read as follows: § 530-A. CHILDCARE PROVIDER COVID-19 REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, WITH- IN AMOUNTS ALLOCATED TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT OF 2020 (P.L. 116-136) THAT HAVE NOT OTHERWISE BEEN OBLIGATED, THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMI- LY SERVICES SHALL MAKE REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, TO CHILDCARE PROVIDERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, OR AS DEFINED IN SECTION 20-800 OF THE ADMINIS- TRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN ORDER TO INCENTIVIZE PROVIDERS TO RE-OPEN OR EXPAND CURRENT PROGRAMS. 2. REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR COSTS RELATED TO THE EXPANSION OR RE-OPENING OF A PROGRAM. COSTS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, COSTS RELATED TO RECRUITING, RETENTION AND TRAINING OF STAFF, FACILITY EXPENSES, SALARY EXPENSES AND COSTS RELATED TO MAINTAINING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SUCH PROGRAMS. FUNDING PRIORITY SHALL BE GIVEN TO PROGRAMS THAT EXPAND SERVICES OR RE-OPEN TO SERVE SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. REIMBURSEMENTS MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE EQUITABLY DISTRIB- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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