Bill Text: NY A03533 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Reimburses counties who have purchased or will purchase document management software designed specifically for the child welfare industry.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-03 - held for consideration in children and families [A03533 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03533-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PALMESANO, RAIA, FRIEND, BLANKENBUSH, GIGLIO,
          MORINELLO -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Children  and
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law, in relation to the state
          reimbursement of county payments for certain document management soft-
          ware designed specifically for the child welfare industry
          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-l to read as follows:
     3    §  390-l.  State  reimbursement  for  document  management   software.
     4  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, the state shall reimburse a
     5  local social services district the full amount  expended  by  the  local
     6  social  services  district  to  provide services to children who are the
     7  subject of abuse, neglect or other forms of maltreatment via the use  of
     8  document management software designed specifically for the child welfare
     9  industry.  Document management software shall be reimbursed by the state
    10  if the county has previously purchased or intends to purchase such soft-
    11  ware. For the purposes of this section, "document  management  software"
    12  shall  mean  a  database  application  that  utilizes  advanced document
    13  capture, storage, and retrieval  technology  to  establish  a  paperless
    14  environment both within the agency and in the field. Any county that has
    15  previously  purchased  such software must supply adequate documentation,
    16  including any receipts, that details  such  purchase.  The  state  shall
    17  disburse  grants,  when  applicable,  from  the  general  fund  for this
    18  purpose.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.