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A05836 Summary:

BILL NOA05836
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06286
 
SPONSORWalker
 
COSPNSRJaffee, Jean-Pierre, Skoufis, Ortiz, Sepulveda, Colton, Buchwald
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 410-z, Soc Serv L
 
Requires each social services district to maintain a waiting list of eligible families who have applied for child care assistance; further requires the local districts to report such list to the office of children and family services who shall then compile such reports and issue one report to the legislature annually; further requires the social services districts to collect data regarding the income of families who have applied, were denied and received child care assistance and issue a report to the office of children and family services who shall then compile such reports and issue one report to the legislature annually.
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A05836 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5836
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 16, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Children and Families
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring social
          services  districts  to  maintain  a  waiting list of certain families
          applying for child care assistance

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  410-z  of  the  social services law, as added by
     2  section 52 of part B of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997, is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    §  410-z.  Reporting  requirements.  1.  Each social services district
     5  shall collect and submit to the  [department]  office  of  children  and
     6  family  services,  in  such  form and at such times as  specified by the
     7  [department] office of children  and  family  services,  such  data  and
     8  information  regarding  child   care assistance provided under the block
     9  grant as the [department] office of children  and  family  services  may
    10  need to comply with federal reporting requirements.
    11    2.  (a) Each social services district shall maintain a waiting list of
    12  eligible families who have applied for child care assistance pursuant to
    13  this  title and who have not received such assistance. Such waiting list
    14  shall contain information including, but not limited to:
    15    (i) the date the child care assistance was requested;
    16    (ii) the date the child care assistance was received;
    17    (iii) the age of the child or children the assistance was requested on
    18  behalf of; and
    19    (iv) the total number of families on such waiting list as of the first
    20  day of each month.
    21    (b) Each district shall issue a report to the office of  children  and
    22  family services by October fifteenth, two thousand nineteen, and annual-
    23  ly  thereafter detailing month-to-month information required pursuant to
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06187-01-7

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     1  this subdivision for the  preceding  period  of  October  first  through
     2  September thirtieth, and shall include the following:
     3    (i) the average length of time for families on the waiting list;
     4    (ii)  the  number  of  families  on  the  waiting list for each of the
     5  following time periods:
     6    (A) less than two weeks,
     7    (B) two weeks to less than a month,
     8    (C) one month to less than three months,
     9    (D) three months to less than six months,
    10    (E) six months to less than a year, and
    11    (F) one year or more;
    12    (iii) the average age of children represented on the waiting list;
    13    (iv) the number of children represented on the waiting  list  eligible
    14  for each:
    15    (A) infant,
    16    (B) toddler,
    17    (C) pre-school, and
    18    (D) school-aged subsidized child care slots; and
    19    (v) the number of existing infant, toddler, pre-school and school-aged
    20  subsidized child care slots;
    21    (vi)  the  number  of families who would receive child care assistance
    22  except that they are waiting for available slots in a  particular  child
    23  care program; and
    24    (vii) other information as the district deems appropriate.
    25    3.  (a) Each social services district shall collect data regarding the
    26  income of families who applied for child  care  assistance  pursuant  to
    27  this title, specifying:
    28    (i) the number of families who were denied;
    29    (ii) the number of families who received such assistance; and
    30    (iii)  a  listing  of  the  incomes  pursuant to paragraph (b) of this
    31  subdivision of the families who applied for such assistance.
    32    (b) Each district shall issue a report to the office of  children  and
    33  family services by October fifteenth, two thousand nineteen, and annual-
    34  ly  thereafter,  detailing month-to-month information collected pursuant
    35  to this subdivision for the preceding period of  October  first  through
    36  September thirtieth, and shall include the following:
    37    (i) the number of all families who applied for and received child care
    38  assistance pursuant to this title whose:
    39    (A)  incomes were under one hundred one percent of the federal poverty
    40  level for their family size,
    41    (B) incomes were between one hundred one percent and one hundred fifty
    42  percent of the federal poverty level for their family size, and
    43    (C) incomes were between one hundred fifty-one percent and two hundred
    44  percent of the federal poverty level for their family size; and
    45    (ii) the number of all families who applied for and were denied  child
    46  care assistance pursuant to this title whose:
    47    (A)  incomes were under one hundred one percent of the federal poverty
    48  level for their family size,
    49    (B) incomes were between one hundred one percent and one hundred fifty
    50  percent of the federal poverty level for their family size, and
    51    (C) incomes were between one hundred fifty-one percent and two hundred
    52  percent of the federal poverty level for their family size.
    53    4. The office of children  and  family  services  shall  compile  such
    54  reports  pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision two, and paragraph (b)
    55  of subdivision three of this  section,  into  one  comprehensive  report
    56  containing  all  required  information on a county by county basis. Such

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     1  report shall be provided to the governor, the speaker of  the  assembly,
     2  the  temporary  president of the senate, the chairperson of the assembly
     3  committee on children  and  families,  the  chairperson  of  the  senate
     4  committee  on  children  and  families,  the chairperson of the assembly
     5  committee on social services, the chairperson of the senate committee on
     6  social services, the chairperson of the assembly ways and means  commit-
     7  tee  and  the  chairperson of the senate finance committee no later than
     8  December first, two thousand nineteen, and annually thereafter.
     9    § 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to  require  local  social
    10  services  districts  to  maintain  waiting lists for dates preceding the
    11  effective date of this act, or to collect data pursuant to subdivision 3
    12  of section 410-z of the social services law, as added by section one  of
    13  this act, for persons who applied for subsidized child care prior to the
    14  effective date of this act.
    15    §  3.  This  act shall take effect October 1, 2018; provided, however,
    16  that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
    17  rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its
    18  effective  date  are authorized and directed to be made and completed on
    19  or before such effective date.
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