Bill S6553A-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.

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  • Jun 20, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A8418A
  • Jun 20, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1669
  • Jun 20, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 12, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6553A
  • Jun 12, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • May 28, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 5, 2014: REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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BILL NUMBER:S6553A

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 childcare programs and to expand the duties of the commissioner of social services; and to amend the education law, in relation to expanding the duties of the commissioner of education

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 social service law by adding section 483-g that requires the Council on Children and Families to develop and make available through its website a listing and map of all recipients of competitive grants awarded or administered by the state included but not limited to grants under section 3641 of the education law, 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 amends subdivisions (h) and (i) of section 17 of the social services law to require that the Commissioner of Children and Families Services make available to the Council on Children and Families, through the OpenNY website, information regarding all recipients of grants awarded or administered by the state for the purposes of providing afterschool or summer programs as defined in section two of this chapter, extended learning time, including but not limited to grants for such purposes awarded under section thirty-six hundred forty-one of the education law, and registered school age child care providers registered by the office of children and family services. For each grant recipient or provider, information concerning 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 will be made available through the OpenNY website no less than once a year and within 90 days of the date of execution or expiration of contracts with grant recipients when all such contracts are executing or expiring for a particular competitive grant.

Section 3 amends section 305 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 52 to require the Commissioner of Children and Family Services to provide the council information regarding all recipients of grants for afterschool, summer programs, or extended learning time awarded or administered by the state , including but not limited to grants for such purposes awarded under section 3641 of this chapter, or community schools. Each grant recipient's name, address and contact information for a person authorized to answer questions regarding the program. The information must be provided to the council no less than once a year and within 90 days of the date of the execution and expiration of grant with grant recipients.

Section 4 defines "afterschool program" and "summer program"

Section 5 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.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6553--A 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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 and to expand the duties of the commissioner of social services; and to amend the education law, in relation to expanding the duties of the commissioner of education THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 483-g to read as follows: S 483-G. LIST OF CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. 1. THE COUNCIL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO IT BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVENTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER AND PROVIDED TO IT BY THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, SHALL DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAIL- ABLE THROUGH A LINK ON ITS WEBSITE: (A) A LISTING OF: (1) ALL RECIPIENTS OF COMPETITIVE GRANTS AWARDED OR ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING: (I) AFTERSCHOOL OR SUMMER PROGRAMS AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, OR EXTENDED LEARNING TIME, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW; OR (II) COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW; AND (2) ALL REGISTERED SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS REGISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; AND (B) A MAP DISPLAYING THE LOCATIONS OF THE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND PROVID- ERS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
2. 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. 3. THE LISTING AND MAP DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE UPDATED NO LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR. THE LISTING AND MAP SHALL ALSO BE UPDATED WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE OF EXECUTION OR EXPIRA- TION OF CONTRACTS WITH GRANT RECIPIENTS WHEN ALL SUCH CONTRACTS ARE EXECUTING OR EXPIRING FOR A PARTICULAR COMPETITIVE GRANT. 4. THE COUNCIL MAY INCLUDE LOCATIONS AND INFORMATION FOR ADDITIONAL RELEVANT PROGRAMS AS IT SEES FIT. S 2. Subdivisions (h) and (i) of section 17 of the social services law, subdivision (h) as added and subdivision (i) as relettered by section 1 of part K-3 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, and subdivision (i) as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 1971, are amended to read as follows: (h) make available on its website all award allocations for request for proposals issued by the office of children and family services upon release of such awards. Such information shall also include all organ- izations requesting funding and the amounts requested for each request for proposal. The office of children and family services may also include any other information related to each program that it deems appropriate[.]; (i) MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, THROUGH THE OPENNY WEBSITE, INFORMATION REGARDING: (1) ALL RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS AWARDED OR ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING AFTERSCHOOL OR SUMMER PROGRAMS AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAP- TER, EXTENDED LEARNING TIME, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, OR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW; AND (2) REGISTERED SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS REGISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES. 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 INDI- VIDUAL WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROGRAM WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OPENNY WEBSITE NO LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR AND WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE OF EXECUTION OR EXPIRATION OF CONTRACTS WITH GRANT RECIPIENTS WHEN ALL SUCH CONTRACTS ARE EXECUTING OR EXPIRING FOR A PARTICULAR COMPETITIVE GRANT; AND (J) exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be imposed by law. S 3. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 52 to read as follows: 52. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE TO THE COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, IN A FORMAT IDENTIFIED BY THE COUNCIL, INFORMATION REGARDING ALL RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS AWARDED OR ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING AFTERSCHOOL OR SUMMER PROGRAMS AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, EXTENDED LEARNING TIME, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANTS FOR SUCH PURPOSES AWARDED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. 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 INDI- VIDUAL WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROGRAM WILL
BE PROVIDED TO THE COUNCIL NO LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR AND WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE DATE OF EXECUTION OR EXPIRATION OF CONTRACTS WITH GRANT RECIPIENTS WHEN ALL SUCH CONTRACTS ARE EXECUTING OR EXPIRING FOR A PARTICULAR COMPETITIVE GRANT. S 4. Section 2 of the social services law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 39 and 40 to read as follows: 39. "AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN A PROGRAM CONDUCTED OUTSIDE THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY WHEREBY STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN ENRICHMENT ACTIV- ITIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATHLETICS, ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, ART, MUSIC, DRAMA, ACADEMIC TUTORING, MENTORING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND RELATED PROGRAMS THAT WILL PROMOTE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, PHYSICAL AND/OR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND/OR SCHOOL, CIVIC, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. 40. "SUMMER PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN A PROGRAM CONDUCTED OUTSIDE THE REGU- LAR SCHOOL YEAR WHEREBY STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN ENRICHMENT ACTIV- ITIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATHLETICS, ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, ART, MUSIC, DRAMA, ACADEMIC TUTORING, MENTORING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND RELATED PROGRAMS THAT WILL PROMOTE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, PHYSICAL AND/OR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND/OR SCHOOL, CIVIC, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE REQUIRED SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW. S 5. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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