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A08924 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8924

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 28, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER, SILVER, LUPARDO, NOLAN, HEASTIE, TITUS,
         RUSSELL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DAVILA, FAHY,  JAFFEE,  KIM,
         LAVINE,  ROBINSON,  SOLAGES,  STECK  --  read once and referred to the
         Committee on Children and Families

       AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  creating  the
         child care regulatory review task force

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
    2  390-i to read as follows:
    3    S  390-I. THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY REVIEW TASK FORCE. 1. DUTIES.  (A)
    4  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE  CHILD  CARE  REGULATORY
    5  REVIEW  TASK  FORCE SHALL REVIEW PROCESSES AND REGULATORY, STATUTORY AND
    6  PROGRAMMATIC REQUIREMENTS, PLACED ON  CHILD  CARE  PROVIDERS  WHICH  ARE
    7  REGULATED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THAT ARE DUPLI-
    8  CATIVE  OR  UNNECESSARY AND CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDENS FOR CHILD CARE
    9  PROVIDERS;
   10    (B) HOLD, AT MINIMUM, ONE PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN ORAL AND/OR WRITTEN
   11  TESTIMONY FROM INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS;
   12    (C) DEVELOP  AND  PROPOSE  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  THE  STREAMLINING  OF
   13  CURRENT  PROCESSES  AND REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED AS DUPLICATIVE
   14  OR BURDENSOME;
   15    (D) SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE ANNUAL-
   16  LY.
   17    2. MEMBERSHIP. (A) THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF, AT A MINIMUM,  THE
   18  COMMISSIONER  OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; THE COMMIS-
   19  SIONER OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE; THE COMMIS-
   20  SIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES;  THE  COMMISSIONER
   21  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF HEALTH AND THE COMMISSIONER OF THE NEW YORK CITY
   22  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE.
   23    (B) THE MEMBERS OF THE CHILD CARE  REGULATORY  TASK  FORCE  SHALL  NOT
   24  RECEIVE  ANY  COMPENSATION.  HOWEVER,  THE  MEMBERS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO
   25  REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
   26  PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14014-01-4
       A. 8924                             2

    1    3. EVERY STATE DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMISSION
    2  AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT ENTITY SHALL  PROVIDE  ALL  NECESSARY  ASSISTANCE
    3  AND/OR  INFORMATION  TO  THE  CHILD CARE REGULATORY REVIEW TASK FORCE TO
    4  CARRY OUT ITS DUTIES AS AUTHORIZED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF  THIS  SECTION,
    5  UNLESS OTHERWISE PROTECTED BY LAW.
    6    4.  ANY  INFORMATION OBTAINED BY A MEMBER OF THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY
    7  REVIEW TASK FORCE WHILE CARRYING OUT ANY DUTIES AS PRESCRIBED IN  SUBDI-
    8  VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY BE UTILIZED IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY
    9  AS A MEMBER OF THE CHILD CARE REGULATORY REVIEW TASK FORCE.
   10    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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