BILL NO A00775
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Jaffee (MS)
COSPNSR Cook, Titus, Robinson, Schimel, Gottfried, Clark, Perry,
Brook-Krasny, Pichardo, Steck, Mayer, Arroyo
MLTSPNSR Brennan, Galef, Glick, Hevesi, Lupardo, Markey, Rivera, Scarborough,
Amd S410-w, Soc Serv L
Provides that parents and caretakers who are otherwise eligible for a child
care subsidy shall receive a subsidy when care is necessary to enable them to
sleep because they work a late shift and have a child who is under the age of
six and not in school for a full school day; further provides that the
authorization for a subsidy shall be sufficient to allow the parent to obtain
eight hours of sleep.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to parents and caretakers who work a late shift
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
provide for parents and caretakers who are otherwise eligible, a child
care subsidy when care is necessary to enable them to get an adequate
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends Section 410-W of the social
services law to allow parents and caretakers who are otherwise
eligible for a child care subsidy to receive a subsidy when care is
necessary to enable them to sleep (for eight hours) because they work
a late shift and have a child who is under the age of six and not in
school for a full day.
JUSTIFICATION: Parents who work nights often need child care so that
they can sleep during the day if their children are young and not in
school. Regulations currently permit, but do not require social
services districts to provide a child care subsidy to financially
eligible parents and caretakers who work second or third shifts and
need child care for their young children in order to sleep.
Most social services districts (47) do exercise this option and
provide subsidized daytime child care for parents who need to sleep.
For those living in the eleven social services districts that do not
provide this option, life can be very difficult as sleep deprived
patents juggle their need to sleep with caring for a young child.
This bill will assure that low income parents with young children who
work the night shift and need child care to get adequate sleep will be
able to do so regardless of where they live.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 03/21/11 referred to children and families
01/04/12 referred to children and families 05/15/12 reported referred
to ways and means 03/13/13 reported referred to ways and means
01/08/14 referred to children and families
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 7, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE, COOK, TITUS, ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, GOTT-
FRIED, CLARK, PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, GALEF,
GLICK, HEVESI, MARKEY, SCARBOROUGH, THIELE -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Children and Families
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to parents and
caretakers who work a late shift
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Section 410-w of the social services law is amended by
2 adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
3 8. PARENTS AND CARETAKERS WHO ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHILD CARE
4 SUBSIDY SHALL RECEIVE A SUBSIDY WHEN CARE IS NECESSARY TO ENABLE THEM TO
5 SLEEP BECAUSE THEY WORK A LATE SHIFT AND HAVE A CHILD WHO IS UNDER THE
6 AGE OF SIX AND NOT IN SCHOOL FOR A FULL SCHOOL DAY. THE AUTHORIZATION
7 FOR A SUBSIDY SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW THE PARENT TO OBTAIN EIGHT
8 HOURS OF SLEEP.
9 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.