senate Bill S8990

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the COVID-19 childcare provider reimbursement program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 18, 2020 referred to rules

S8990 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §530-a, Exec L

S8990 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the COVID-19 childcare provider reimbursement program in order to incentivize providers to re-open or expand current childcare programs; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.

S8990 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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