senate Bill S8991

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the COVID-19 family relief act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 18, 2020 referred to rules

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S8991 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §529-c, Exec L

S8991 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the COVID-19 family relief act to provide financial assistance to low and middle income families for additional childcare expenses directly related to the schedule of the local school district as a result of COVID-19; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.

S8991 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8991 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8991
 
                             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  family  relief  act;  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 families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 As a direct result of the  pandemic,  school  districts  have  developed
 re-opening plans based on the resources and needs of the community. Some
 districts  are  providing  all  remote  instruction, some are offering a
 combination of in-person instruction days  and  the  remaining  days  of
 on-line  instruction,  and  still  others  are  providing for a full day
 in-person instruction. The intent of this act 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.
   § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a  new  section  529-c  to
 read as follows:
   §  529-C.  COVID-19  FAMILY RELIEF ACT. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCON-
 SISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, WITHIN  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 FAMILY SERVICES
 SHALL MAKE PAYMENT FOR  CHILD  CARE  SERVICES  DIRECTLY  TO  CHILD  CARE
 PROVIDERS,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL
 SERVICES LAW, OR AS DEFINED IN SECTION 20-800 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
 OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, IF A CHILD'S  ATTENDANCE  AT  SUCH  PROGRAM  IS
 DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SCHEDULE OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DUE TO THE
 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE PANDEMIC (COVID-19).
   2.  FUNDS MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED
 AMONG ALL REGIONS OF THE STATE AND BE PRIORITIZED BASED ON A  PARENT  OR
 GUARDIAN'S  STATUS  AS  AN  ESSENTIAL  EMPLOYEE  AND THE ABILITY OF SUCH
 PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE SERVICES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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