|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 02, 2022||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S8962
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8962 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8962 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that the state shall make reasonable efforts to obtain federal funding for child care expenses; prohibits limiting authorized child care services based on proof of immigration status; authorizes self-attestation as an approved form of verification of employment status and income.
S8962 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8962 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to removing unnec- essary barriers to child care subsidies for eligible children and fami- lies SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision one of section 410 of the social services law, so that public welfare officials shall not limit authorized child care services based on proof of immigration status. Section two provides that self-attestation forms for parents shall be accepted forms of verification of employment status and income. JUSTIFICATION: Even though child care is education, and the 1982 United States Supreme Court decision of Plyler v. Doe ruled that it is illegal to deny undocu-
S8962 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8962 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to removing unnec- essary barriers to child care subsidies for eligible children and families THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 410 of the social services law, as added by chapter 395 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows: 1. A public welfare official of a county, city or town [is author- ized] SHALL, provided funds have been made available therefor[, to] AND WITH THE STATE MAKING ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO OBTAIN FEDERAL FUNDING AND SUPPLEMENTING SUCH FUNDING WITH ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING, provide day care at public expense for children residing in his OR HER territory who are eligible therefor pursuant to provisions of this title. Such care [may] SHALL be provided [only in cases where it is determined,] under criteria established by the [department, that there is a need therefor because of inability of the parents to provide care and super- vision for a substantial part of the day and that such care is in the best interest of the child and parent] OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PUBLIC WELFARE OFFICIAL SHALL NOT LIMIT AUTHORIZED CHILD CARE SERVICES BASED ON PROOF OF IMMIGRATION STATUS. 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. § 2. Section 410-w of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND INCOME, LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS SHALL ACCEPT SELF-ATTESTATION FROM PARENTS OR GUARDIANS AS AN APPROVED FORM OF VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND INCOME. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15609-01-2
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