Bill S7041-2013

Relates to requiring the statewide automated child welfare information system be capable of storing images and documents

Requires the statewide automated child welfare information system be capable of storing images and documents.

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  • Apr 21, 2014: REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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BILL NUMBER:S7041

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to storing images and documents in the statewide automated child welfare information system

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require the statewide automated child welfare information system be capable of storing images and documents

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 requires the statewide automated child welfare information system to be capable of storing images and documents.

Section 2 states this act will take effect on January 1, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York State implemented the statewide automated child welfare information system as the result of a 1993 federal law. When the original contracts for the system were announced in 1996, Windows 95 had just been released, which included the first version of Internet Explorer. Even during that period of low expectations for information technology, the statewide automated child welfare information system, CONNECTIONS, was a disappointment to end-users. The system was too difficult to use and navigate. Upgrades to CONNECTIONS have been limited since that time. As a result, many social services districts have developed parallel systems to meet their basic needs, such as storing images and documents. This bill would require the statewide automated child welfare information system to be capable of storing images and documents by January 1, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act will take effect on January 1, 2016.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7041 IN SENATE April 21, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 storing images and documents in the statewide automated child welfare information system THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 422 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13-a to read as follows: 13-A. THE STATEWIDE AUTOMATED CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION SYSTEM SHALL BE CAPABLE OF STORING IMAGES AND DOCUMENTS. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016.

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