assembly Bill A6665A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires OCFS to provide information relating to post adoption services on its website in certain languages for those with limited English proficiency

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Current Bill Status Via S2585 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 09, 2021 signed chap.659
Nov 29, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.353
substituted for a6665a
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by s2585a
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.353
rules report cal.353
reported
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 print number 6665a
May 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Mar 24, 2021 referred to children and families

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Children and Families committee Vote

S2585
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

A6665 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2585
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §372-h, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9591
2013-2014: A2891
2015-2016: A4572, A10098, S4976
2017-2018: A7616, S1772
2019-2020: A570, S4004

A6665 - Summary

Requires OCFS to provide information relating to post adoption services on its website in certain languages for those with limited English proficiency; requires authorized agencies to advise foster parents of the availability of such information in such languages.

A6665 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6665
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  agen-
   cies to provide potential adoptive parents with information concerning
   state-funded  benefits  or  services  received  by a foster child that
   expire upon adoption

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  372-f  of  the social services law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
   5. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGU-
 LATIONS  WHICH SHALL REQUIRE AUTHORIZED AGENCIES IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE
 A FOSTER PARENT, WHO HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN ADOPTING A FOSTER  CHILD,
 WITH A LIST OF ANY PUBLICLY-FUNDED BENEFITS OR SERVICES THAT SUCH FOSTER
 CHILD  WILL  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR UPON THE ADOPTION OF SUCH FOSTER CHILD AS
 WELL AS A LIST OF ANY PUBLICLY-FUNDED BENEFITS  OR  SERVICES  THAT  SUCH
 FOSTER  CHILD  IS  CURRENTLY  ELIGIBLE  FOR,  BUT  SHALL EXPIRE UPON THE
 ADOPTION OF SUCH FOSTER CHILD. IF A SERVICE  SHALL  EXPIRE,  INFORMATION
 SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  ON IF THAT SERVICE IS AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY OR
 HOW THAT SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED  FROM  OTHER  PRIVATE  SOURCES.    SUCH
 INFORMATION  SHALL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE PUBLIC ON SUCH OFFICE'S
 WEBSITE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08757-01-1


A6665A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2585
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §372-h, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9591
2013-2014: A2891
2015-2016: A4572, A10098, S4976
2017-2018: A7616, S1772
2019-2020: A570, S4004

A6665A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires OCFS to provide information relating to post adoption services on its website in certain languages for those with limited English proficiency; requires authorized agencies to advise foster parents of the availability of such information in such languages.

A6665A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6665--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred 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 post adoption
   services information

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  372-h  of  the  social services law, as added by
 section 1 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of  2014,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   §  372-h.  Reporting on post adoption services. 1. The office of chil-
 dren and family services shall  place  information  on  its  website  IN
 ENGLISH,  FRENCH,  POLISH, AND THE TEN MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES
 SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE  STATE  OF
 NEW  YORK,  BASED  ON  UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA regarding post adoption
 services funded by  the  office.  The  office  shall  work  with  social
 services districts to place information, to the extent that it is avail-
 able,  on  each  social  services  district  website IN ENGLISH, FRENCH,
 POLISH, AND THE TEN MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVID-
 UALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BASED ON
 UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA regarding post adoption services funded by the
 social services district.   AUTHORIZED AGENCIES SHALL  NOTIFY  A  FOSTER
 PARENT,  WHO  HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN ADOPTING A FOSTER CHILD, OF SUCH
 WEBSITES LISTING POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE SERVICES FOR A FOSTER CHILD,  UPON
 THE ADOPTION OF SUCH FOSTER CHILD.
   2.  The  office  of  children  and  family  services shall collect and
 compile, by social services district:
   (a) the following information on post adoption services funded by  the
 office:
   (i) the number of children and families served; and
   (ii) the type of services provided; and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.