senate Bill S7846

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the focus of the child care availability taskforce

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.133
delivered to governor
Feb 01, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.26
substituted for a8740
Jan 20, 2022 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.202
Jan 12, 2022 referred to rules

S7846 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §390-k, Soc Serv L (as proposed in S.7128 & A.7721-A)

S7846 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Modifies the focus of the child care availability taskforce; makes changes to the list of what should be studied by such task force including the request for recommendations on potential solutions, partnerships or other ways to address chronic child care workforce issues and other related concerns.

S7846 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7846 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 12, 2022
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the focus of the
   child care availability taskforce

   Section  1. Subdivision 3 of section 390-k of the social services law,
 as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the social services
 law relating to representatives of the child care availability taskforce
 and the focus of  such  taskforce,  as  proposed  in  legislative  bills
 numbers S.  7128 and A. 7721-A, is amended to read as follows:
   3. The taskforce shall [examine the following with a focus on how each
 component  has been affected by the implementation of policies supported
 by federally funded programs through various stimulus packages:
   (a) affordable child care with a focus on the cost of care  for  fami-
 lies and factors that contribute to such costs;
   (b) access to and availability of subsidized child care, including the
 identification  of  barriers  families  eligible  under  state  law face
 obtaining or utilizing such subsidies;
   (c) availability of child care for non-traditional work hours;
   (d) whether parents are voluntarily leaving the workforce due to  lack
 of  affordable or accessible child care, and the demographic information
 of such parents, if known;
   (e) whether employers have identified lack of child care as  a  reason
 for a shortage of a qualified workforce;
   (f) the impact of child care, or lack thereof, on economic development
 throughout the state;
   (g) varying levels of quality of care throughout the state;
   (h)  availability of quality child care by economic development region
 including identification of underserved communities;
   (i) whether regulatory or statutory changes could  promote  access  to
 child  care  and  improve  health  and  safety  standards  in child care

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


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