|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 14, 2019||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S4535
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4535 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4535 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a division of early childhood within the office of children and family services PURPOSE: To facilitate the coordination of early childhood programs across New York State SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Executive Law by adding a new subdivision 4. Establishes a Division of Early Childhood within the Office of Children and Families, to be headed by a director. The director shall be chosen by a committee composed of the governor, speaker of the assembly, tempo- rary president of the senate, minority leader of the assembly and minor- ity leader of the senate.
S4535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4535 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 establishing a divi- sion of early childhood within the office of children and family services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 500 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES A DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD. THE DIVISION SHALL BE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES. THE DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SHALL BE HEADED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE. (B) THE PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD ARE TO COOR- DINATE, CONSOLIDATE AND INTEGRATE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS, IN ORDER TO ADMINISTER PROGRAMS AND FUNDING AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE. THE DIVI- SION'S DUTIES SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: (I) TO DEVELOP, COORDINATE AND SUPPORT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO AID EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ACROSS THE STATE; (II) TO WORK COOPERATIVELY AND IN COORDINATION WITH THE EARLY CHILD- HOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL; (III) TO COLLABORATE WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE PROPER AND APPROPRIATE CONNECTIONS AND SMOOTH TRANSITIONS BETWEEN EARLY CHILD- HOOD PROGRAMS AND KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE PROGRAMS; (IV) TO COORDINATE THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ENSURE THE STATE IS UTILIZING ALL AVAILABLE FUNDING STREAMS IN A UNIFIED FASHION; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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