S07312 Summary:

BILL NOS07312
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09003
 
SPONSORAVELLA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 390-k, Soc Serv L; amd 2, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 5929-A and A. 7726-A)
 
Establishes a child care availability taskforce to evaluate the need for and availability of child care throughout the state.
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S07312 Actions:

BILL NOS07312
 
01/05/2018REFERRED TO RULES
01/08/2018ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.40
01/23/2018PASSED SENATE
01/23/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
01/23/2018referred to ways and means
02/05/2018substituted for a9003
02/05/2018ordered to third reading cal.632
02/05/2018passed assembly
02/05/2018returned to senate
04/06/2018DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
04/18/2018SIGNED CHAP.33
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S07312 Committee Votes:

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S07312 Floor Votes:

DATE:02/05/2018Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 135/0
AbbateYCrouchYGuntherYMayerYPichardoYTaylorY
AbinantiYCurranYHarrisERMcDonaldYPretlowYThieleY
ArroyoYCusickYHawleyYMcDonoughERQuartYTitoneY
AubryYCymbrowitzYHevesiYMill B YRaYTitusY
BarclayYDavilaYHikindYMill MGYRaiaYVanelY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYHooperYMill MLYRamosYWalkerY
BarrettYDenDekkerYHunterYMontesanoYRichardsonYWallaceY
BarronYDickensYHyndmanYMorelleYRiveraYWalshY
BenedettoYDilanYJaffeeYMorinelloYRodriguezYWalterY
BichotteYDinowitzYJean-PierreYMosleyYRose D YWeinsteinY
BlakeYDiPietroYJenneYMurrayYRose L ERWeprinY
BlankenbushYD'UrsoYJohnsYNiouYRozicYWilliamsY
BrabenecYEnglebrightYJonesYNolanYRyanYWoernerY
BraunsteinYErrigoYJoynerYNorrisYSantabarbaraYWrightY
BrindisiYFahyYKimYOaksYSchimmingerYZebrowskiY
BronsonYFinchYKolbYO'DonnellYSeawrightYMr SpkrY
BuchwaldYFitzpatrickYLalorYOrtizYSepulvedaY
ButlerYFriendYLavineYOtisYSimonER
ByrneYGalefYLawrenceYPalmesanoYSimotasY
CahillYGanttERLentolYPalumboYSkartadosY
CarrollYGarbarinoYLiftonYPaulinYSkoufisY
CastorinaYGiglioYLupardoYPellegrinoYSolagesY
ColtonERGlickYMageeYPeoples-StokesYStecY
CookYGoodellYMagnarelliYPerryYSteckY
CrespoYGottfriedYMalliotakisYPheffer AmatoYStirpeY

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S07312 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7312
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 5, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  establishing  a
          child  care availability taskforce to evaluate the need for and avail-
          ability of child care throughout the state; and to amend a chapter  of
          the  laws  of 2017 amending the social services law relating to estab-
          lishing a child care availability taskforce to evaluate the  need  for
          and  availability  of  child care throughout the state, as proposed in
          legislative bills numbers S. 5929-A and A. 7726-A, in relation to  the
          effectiveness thereof
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 4 of  section  390-k  of  the  social
     2  services  law,  as  added  by a chapter of the laws of 2017 amending the
     3  social services law relating to establishing a child  care  availability
     4  taskforce  to  evaluate  the  need  for  and  availability of child care
     5  throughout the state, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5929-A
     6  and A. 7726-A, are amended to read as follows:
     7    2. The taskforce shall be chaired by a representative of the executive
     8  chamber and the commissioners of  the  office  of  children  and  family
     9  services  and  [the  office  of temporary and disability assistance] the
    10  department of labor, or their designees. Members of the taskforce  shall
    11  serve  without  compensation for three year terms, but may be reimbursed
    12  for actual costs incurred for participation on such taskforce.  Ensuring
    13  adequate geographic representation, members of the  taskforce  shall  be
    14  appointed by the governor and comprised as follows:
    15    (a) [two] three individuals shall be appointed upon the recommendation
    16  of  the  speaker of the assembly, at least one of whom shall be a parent
    17  who has utilized subsidized child care;
    18    (b) [two] three individuals shall be appointed upon the recommendation
    19  of the temporary president of the senate, at least one of whom shall  be
    20  a parent who has utilized subsidized child care;
    21    (c) two representatives of a child care resource and referral agency;
    22    (d) two representatives of home-based child care providers;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11372-05-8

        S. 7312                             2
 
     1    (e) two representatives of center-based child care providers; [and]
     2    (f) two representatives from the business community;
     3    (g)  two representatives from unions that represent child care provid-
     4  ers; and
     5    (h) at least one representative from each of the following entities:
     6    (i) the office of temporary and disability assistance;
     7    (ii) the council on children and families;
     8    (iii) the department of taxation and finance;
     9    (iv) a regional economic development council;
    10    (v) the state university of New York or the  city  university  of  New
    11  York;
    12    (vi) the state education department;
    13    (vii) the early childhood advisory council;
    14    (viii)  a  social  service  district or county government or an entity
    15  that advocates on behalf of social services or county governments; and
    16    (ix) a non-profit child care advocacy organization.
    17    3. The taskforce shall examine the following:
    18    (a) [access to subsidized child care, including the percentage of  the
    19  eligible  population  receiving  a  child care subsidy] affordable child
    20  care with a focus on the cost of care  for  families  and  factors  that
    21  contribute to such costs;
    22    (b)  [cost of care for families eligible for but not receiving a child
    23  care subsidy] access to  and  availability  of  subsidized  child  care,
    24  including  the  identification of barriers families eligible under state
    25  law face obtaining or utilizing such subsidies;
    26    (c) availability of child care for non-traditional work hours;
    27    (d) whether parents are voluntarily leaving the workforce due to  lack
    28  of  affordable or accessible child care, and the demographic information
    29  of such parents, if known;
    30    (e) whether employers have identified lack of child care as  a  reason
    31  for a shortage of a qualified workforce;
    32    (f) the impact of child care, or lack thereof, on economic development
    33  throughout the state;
    34    (g) varying levels of quality of care throughout the state;
    35    (h)  availability of quality child care by economic development region
    36  including identification of underserved communities;
    37    [(h)] (i) whether regulatory or statutory changes could promote access
    38  to child care and improve health and  safety  standards  in  child  care
    39  programs;
    40    (j)  business  incentives to increase child care access and the impact
    41  on tax credits and deductions relating to child care;
    42    (k) ways to address concerns identified  in  [paragraphs  (a)  through
    43  (g)] the course of the examination required by this subdivision; and
    44    [(i)] (l) anything else the taskforce deems necessary.
    45    4. The taskforce shall report its interim findings and recommendations
    46  in  accordance  with  subdivision three of this section to the governor,
    47  the speaker of the assembly and the temporary president of the senate no
    48  later than November first, two thousand eighteen and its final  findings
    49  and  recommendations  no  later than December thirty-first, two thousand
    50  [seventeen, and annually thereafter] twenty.
    51    § 2. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws of 2017  amending  the  social
    52  services  law  relating  to establishing a child care availability task-
    53  force to evaluate the need for and availability of child care throughout
    54  the state, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.   5929-A  and  A.
    55  7726-A, is amended to read as follows:

        S. 7312                             3
 
     1    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire December
     2  31, 2021 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be  deemed
     3  repealed.
     4    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
     5  section one of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
     6  same  manner  as  a  chapter  of  the  laws  of 2017 amending the social
     7  services law relating to establishing a child  care  availability  task-
     8  force to evaluate the need for and availability of child care throughout
     9  the  state,  as  proposed  in legislative bills numbers S. 5929-A and A.
    10  7726-A, takes effect.
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