assembly Bill A7661

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that public welfare officials shall not be required to limit authorized child care services strictly based on the work, training, or educational schedule of the parents and makes technical changes

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.838
substituted for s6655a
Mar 29, 2022 referred to social services
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.264
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.494
rules report cal.494
reported
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 referred to children and families

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A7661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6655
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §410, Soc Serv L

A7661 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that public welfare officials shall not be required to limit authorized child care services strictly based on the work, training, or educational schedule of the parents; makes technical changes.

A7661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   7661
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Children and Families
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to providing that
   public welfare officials shall not be  required  to  limit  authorized
   child  care  services  strictly based on the work, training, or educa-
   tional schedule of the parents and making technical changes
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 and paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section
 410 of the social services law, subdivision 1 as added by chapter 395 of
 the  laws of 1965 and paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 as amended by chap-
 ter 875 of the laws of 1986, are amended to read as follows:
   1. A public welfare official of a county, city or town is  authorized,
 provided funds have been made available therefor, to provide day care at
 public  expense  for children residing in his territory who are eligible
 therefor pursuant to provisions of this title. Such care may be provided
 only in cases where it is determined, under criteria established by  the
 [department]  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES, that there is a
 need [therefor because of inability of the parents to provide  care  and
 supervision  for a substantial part of the day] and that such care is in
 the best interest of the child and parent;  PROVIDED  HOWEVER  THAT  THE
 PUBLIC  WELFARE OFFICIAL SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO LIMIT AUTHORIZED CHILD
 CARE SERVICES STRICTLY BASED ON THE WORK, TRAINING, OR EDUCATIONAL SCHE-
 DULE OF THE PARENTS OR THE NUMBER OF HOURS THE PARENTS  SPEND  IN  WORK,
 TRAINING,  OR  EDUCATIONAL  ACTIVITIES.  Where the family is able to pay
 part or all of the costs of such care, payment of such fees  as  may  be
 reasonable in the light of such ability shall be required.
   (b)  Care  under  this title may be provided only in group facilities,
 family homes, group family day care  homes  or  in  a  day  care  center
 project as defined in title five-a which are operated in compliance with
 applicable regulations of the [department] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.