senate Bill S8962

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that the state shall make reasonable efforts to obtain federal funding for child care expenses and prohibits limiting authorized child care services based on proof of immigration status

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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May 02, 2022 referred to children and families

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S8962 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10385
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§410 & 410-w, Soc Serv L

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

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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