Bill Text: NY A06549 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the office of children and family services to work with service providers to gather information to create and maintain a publicly searchable database of available beds at residential facilities currently available for runaway and/or homeless youth.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-19 - print number 6549a [A06549 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06549-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6549--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 11, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Children and Families -- recommitted to the Committee  on
          Children  and  Families  in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the office
          of children and family services to maintain a  database  of  available
          beds for runaway and/or homeless youth

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 532-e  of  the  executive  law  is
     2  renumbered subdivision 9.
     3    §  2. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 7 of section 532-e of the executive
     4  law, as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2019, is amended and  a  new
     5  subdivision 8 is added to read as follows:
     6    (e)  how to address the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-
     7  gender youth; [and]
     8    8. work with service providers to gather  information  to  create  and
     9  maintain a publicly searchable database of available beds at residential
    10  facilities  currently available for runaway and/or homeless youth on the
    11  office's website and on a companion  phone  application.  Such  database
    12  shall be updated in real time and shall provide and be searchable by the
    13  following information:
    14    (a) the name and address of the facility;
    15    (b) the number of beds available at the facility;
    16    (c) the age range allowable for the available bed;
    17    (d)  the  length of time the runaway and/or homeless youth may stay at
    18  the facility; and
    19    (e) the services offered at the facility; and
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09709-02-0
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