Bill S1792-2013

Establishes a central registry of child day care complaint investigations in New York City

Establishes a central registry of child day care complaint investigations in New York City.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S1792

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a central registry of child day care complaint investigations

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Creates a central registry of child day came complaint investigations listing all complaints against a child day care resulting in disciplinary investigations, actions, or administrative or judicial proceedings. The Registry will list the nature of the complaint and the status of the investigation or proceeding.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 17-1308 which will establish a complaint registry listing all complaints against a child day care resulting in disciplinary investigations, actions, or administrative or judicial proceedings and their status.

Section 2 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of New York by amending section 17-1303 requiring every day care service to post a copy of the central registry of child care complaint investigations in a visible place near their entrance. As well as requiring that the registry be accessible on the department's website or by calling 311.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is necessary to insure that child day care services are transparent and that parents are aware of any violations that a day care service may have made or any infractions that they are under investigation for. So that Parents may make an informed decision as to if a child day care service provides an adequate environment for their children.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE .HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately. effect 180 days after it shall become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1792 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a central registry of child day care complaint investigations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1308 to read as follows: S 17-1308 CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY CARE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS. THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT A CITYWIDE CENTRAL REGISTRY LISTING ALL COMPLAINTS AGAINST A CHILD DAY CARE RESULTING IN DISCIPLI- NARY INVESTIGATIONS, ACTIONS, OR ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS INSTITUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH REGISTRY SHALL LIST THE NATURE OF THE COMPLAINT AND THE STATUS OF THE INVESTIGATION OR PROCEEDING. S 2. Section 17-1303 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 22 of the city of New York for the year 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 17-1303 Posting of information on-site. Every child care service must post a sign in a conspicuous place near its public entrance or entrances stating that the most recent summary child care service inspection report AND THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY CARE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS may be accessed through the website of the department or by calling 311. The sign, whose form and content shall be provided or approved by the department, shall be printed in clear and legible type, in such a manner as to be readily visible to parents or other persons entering the child care service and shall provide instructions on how to gain access to the summary child care service inspection reports AND THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD DAY CARE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS through the department's website. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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