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Bill S6553-2013

Directs the council on children and families to establish an online listing and map of publicly funded or registered afterschool and school age child care programs

Directs the council on children and families to establish an online listing and map of publicly funded or registered afterschool and school age child care programs.

Details

Actions

  • May 28, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 5, 2014: REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Children and Families - May 28, 2014
Ayes (6): Felder, Bonacic, Savino, Young, Montgomery, Tkaczyk

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6553

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to directing the council on children and families to establish an online listing and map of publicly funded or registered afterschool and school age child care programs

PURPOSE:

This bill ensures the Council on Children and Families develops and makes available through its website a listing and map of all recipients of grants awarded or administered by the state for the purpose of providing afterschool or summer programs, extended learning time, or community schools, and all registered school age providers registered by the office of children and family services. The listing shall include for each grant recipient or provider the recipient or provider's name, the address at which the program is offered, and the name and phone number of an individual who is authorized to answer questions regarding the program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 483-b of the social services law by adding a new subdivision 6 that requires the Council on Children and Families to develop and make available through its website a listing and map of all recipients of grants awarded or administered by the state for the purpose of providing afterschool or summer programs, extended learning time, or community schools, and all registered school age providers registered by the office of children and family services. The listing shall include each grant recipient or provider's name, the address at which the program is offered, and the name and phone number of an individual who is authorized to answer questions regarding the program. The listing and map shall be updated no less than once every ninety days to reflect changes. The listing and map shall be updated within ninety days of any contract with a grant recipient expiring or being signed. The council may include locations and information for additional relevant programs as it sees fit.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

As it stands now, there is no statewide database through which parents and caregivers can search to identify afterschool, extended learning, and summer programs for their school age children. This bill will begin to address this gap in information and services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6553 IN SENATE February 5, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 directing the council on children and families to establish an online listing and map of publicly funded or registered afterschool and school age child care programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 483-b of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. (A) THE COUNCIL SHALL MAKE, DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH A LINK ON ITS WEBSITE: (1) A LISTING OF: (A) ALL RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS AWARDED OR ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING AFTERSCHOOL OR SUMMER PROGRAMS, EXTENDED LEARNING TIME, OR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS; AND (B) ALL REGISTERED SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS REGISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; AND (2) A MAP DISPLAYING THE LOCATIONS OF THE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND PROVID- ERS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS PARAGRAPH. (B) THE LISTING SHALL INCLUDE FOR EACH GRANT RECIPIENT OR PROVIDER THE RECIPIENT'S OR PROVIDER'S NAME, THE ADDRESS AT WHICH THE PROGRAM IS OFFERED, AND THE NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS AUTHOR- IZED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROGRAM. (C) THE LISTING AND MAP SHALL BE UPDATED NO LESS THAN ONCE EVERY NINE- TY DAYS TO REFLECT ANY CHANGES IN SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE REGISTRATIONS. THE LISTING AND MAP SHALL ALSO BE UPDATED WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE UPON WHICH ANY CONTRACT WITH A GRANT RECIPIENT IS SIGNED OR HAS EXPIRED. (D) THE COUNCIL MAY INCLUDE LOCATIONS AND INFORMATION FOR ADDITIONAL RELEVANT PROGRAMS AS IT SEES FIT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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