A04969 Summary:

BILL NO    A04969 

SAME AS    SAME AS S00110

SPONSOR    Morelle

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)
charitable organization.
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A04969 Actions:

BILL NO    A04969 

02/13/2013 referred to children and families
05/20/2013 reported referred to codes
05/29/2013 reported referred to ways and means
01/08/2014 referred to children and families
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A04969 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04969 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A4969

TITLE  OF BILL:  An act to amend the social services law, in relation to
providing relief on statewide central register clearance  fees  for  tax
exempt organizations

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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

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.
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A04969 Text:

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

                                         4969

                              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-
         tions

         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.
                                                                  LBD01959-01-3
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