senate Bill S5809A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the caseloads of child protective services workers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2020 print number 5809a
Mar 10, 2020 amend and recommit to children and families
committee discharged and committed to children and families
Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
May 15, 2019 referred to social services

Co-Sponsors

S5809 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7581
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20-a, 153-k, 421, 423 & 426, Soc Serv L

S5809 - Summary

Establishes standards for caseloads for child protective services workers; requires the state to pay for one hundred percent of the costs associated with compliance of such caseload standard; makes related provisions.

S5809 - Sponsor Memo

S5809 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5809

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to caseload  stand-
  ards for child protective services workers

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

  Section 1. Section 20-a of the social services law, as added by  chap-
ter 107 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  § 20-a.  Local personnel; limitations on department's power.  Notwith-
standing  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this chapter, the board, the
commissioner or the department, acting singly or in  unison,  shall  not
have  the  power,  directly  or  indirectly  to  prescribe the number of
persons to be employed in any social  services  district  providing  the
district  complies  with the minimum federal standards relating thereto;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL  NOT  APPLY
TO  THE REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ESTAB-
LISHING CASELOAD STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKERS PROMUL-
GATED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDIVISION  NINE  OF  SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  §  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of subdivision 1 of section 153-k of the social
services law, as added by section 15 of part C of chapter 83 of the laws
of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Expenditures made by social services districts for  child  protec-
tive  services, preventive services provided, as applicable, to eligible
children and families of children who are in  and  out  of  foster  care
placement, independent living services, aftercare services, and adoption
administration  and  services  other  than  adoption  subsidies provided
pursuant to article six of this  chapter  and  the  regulations  of  the
department  of  family  assistance  shall,  if approved by the office of
children and family services, be subject  to  sixty-five  percent  state
reimbursement  exclusive  of  any  federal funds made available for such

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

Co-Sponsors

S5809A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7581
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20-a, 153-k, 421, 423 & 426, Soc Serv L

S5809A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes standards for caseloads for child protective services workers; requires the state to pay for one hundred percent of the costs associated with compliance of such caseload standard; makes related provisions.

S5809A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5809A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5809--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, GOUNARDES, KRUEGER, METZGER, SANDERS --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Social Services -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Social Services in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill committed to the Committee on Children and
  Families -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to caseload stand-
  ards for child protective services workers

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

  Section  1. Section 20-a of the social services law, as added by chap-
ter 107 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  § 20-a.  Local personnel; limitations on department's power.  Notwith-
standing any inconsistent provision of  this  chapter,  the  board,  the
commissioner  or  the  department, acting singly or in unison, shall not
have the power, directly  or  indirectly  to  prescribe  the  number  of
persons  to  be  employed  in any social services district providing the
district complies with the minimum federal standards  relating  thereto;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY
TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES  ESTAB-
LISHING CASELOAD STANDARDS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKERS PROMUL-
GATED  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  (A)  OF SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section  153-k  of  the  social
services law, as added by section 15 of part C of chapter 83 of the laws
of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Expenditures  made by social services districts for child protec-
tive services, preventive services provided, as applicable, to  eligible
children  and  families  of  children  who are in and out of foster care
placement, independent living services, aftercare services, and adoption

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

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