senate Bill S4535

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a division of early childhood within the office of children and family services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 07, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 14, 2019 referred to children and families

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4535
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Absent
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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

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S4535 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2207
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §500, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6642, A9372
2017-2018: S3412, A3540

S4535 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a division of early childhood within the office of children and family services to coordinate, consolidate and integrate early childhood programs.

S4535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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