BILL NO A04969
SAME AS SAME AS S00110
COSPNSR Mayer, Peoples-Stokes, Clark
MLTSPNSR Davila, Goodell, Mosley
Amd S424-a, Soc Serv L
Provides relief on statewide central registrar clearance fees for tax exempt
organizations and that the fee of twenty-five dollars shall not apply to
tax-exempt not-for-profit child care providers registered as a federal 501 c(3)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to
providing relief on statewide central register clearance fees for tax
PURPOSE:; To remove an unfunded state mandate on tax-exempt not-for-pro-
fit child care providers-by exempting them fees charged for State
Central Registry clearances of facility staff.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 1 of section 424-a
of the social services law, as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter
58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to exempt not-for-profit child care
providers from having to pay fees of $25 per person for state required
clearance checks with the State Central Registry (SCR).
JUSTIFICATION: Child care providers classified as federal 501(C)(3)
not-for-profit organizations most often serve low income families,
providing child care services that permit parents to be employed. Under
state law, all employees of child care facilities must be cleared
through the State Central Registry (SCR) to determine if the employee is
the subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment. Prior
to 2011, facilities were not charged for such clearances but in 2011 a
fee of $25 for each employee clearance was imposed.
Imposing the clearance fees on not-for-profit providers represents an
unfunded burden on providers and reduces the amount of funds spent on
the provision of services. Also, at a time when non-for-profit service
providers are being told they must hold their administrative costs and
overhead to less than 15 of total costs, state mandates that drive up
administrative costs make it increasingly more difficult for providers
to manage their budgets.
2011-2012: A9947, Referred to children and families
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Marginal loss of fee revenue to the Office of
Children and Family Services.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:; None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
February 13, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Children and Families
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing relief
on statewide central register clearance fees for tax exempt organiza-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of section 424-a of the
2 social services law, as amended by section 1 of part R of chapter 58 of
3 the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
4 (f) The office of children and family services shall charge a fee of
5 twenty-five dollars when it conducts a search of its records within the
6 statewide central register for child abuse or maltreatment in accordance
7 with this section or regulations of the office to determine whether an
8 applicant for employment is the subject of an indicated child abuse or
9 maltreatment report including an applicant to be a child day care
10 provider and a request made pursuant to subdivision six of this section.
11 THE FEE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL NOT APPLY TO TAX-EXEMPT
12 NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS REGISTERED AS A FEDERAL 501 C(3)
13 CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. Such fees shall be deposited in a special
14 revenue - other account and shall be made available to the office for
15 costs incurred in the implementation of this section.
16 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.