A03496 Summary:

BILL NOA03496
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00054
 
SPONSORHevesi
 
COSPNSRLupardo, Santabarbara, Otis, Walsh, Sillitti
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §371, Soc Serv L
 
Defines the term kinship caregiver.
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A03496 Actions:

BILL NOA03496
 
01/27/2021referred to children and families
03/03/2021reported
03/04/2021advanced to third reading cal.144
03/10/2021passed assembly
03/10/2021delivered to senate
03/10/2021REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
05/05/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S54
05/05/20213RD READING CAL.827
05/05/2021PASSED SENATE
05/05/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
07/12/2021delivered to governor
07/16/2021signed chap.246
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A03496 Floor Votes:

DATE:03/10/2021Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 149/0
AbbateYClarkYFrontusYLalorYPaulinYSillittiY
AbinantiYColtonYGalefYLavineYPeoples-StokesYSimonY
AndersonYConradYGallagherYLawlerYPerryYSimpsonY
AngelinoYCookYGallahanYLemondesYPheffer AmatoYSmithY
AshbyYCruzYGandolfoYLunsfordYPichardoYSmullenY
AubryYCusickYGiglio JAYLupardoYPretlowYSolagesY
BarclayYCymbrowitzYGiglio JMYMagnarelliYQuartYSteckY
BarnwellYDarlingYGlickYMamdaniYRaYSternY
BarrettYDavilaYGonzalez-RojasYManktelowYRajkumarYStirpeY
BarronYDe La RosaYGoodellYMcDonaldYRamosYTagueY
BenedettoYDeStefanoYGottfriedYMcDonoughYReillyYTannousisY
BichotteYDickensYGriffinYMcMahonYReyesYTaylorY
BlankenbushYDilanYGuntherYMeeksYRichardsonYThieleY
BrabenecYDinowitzYHawleyYMikulinYRivera J YVanelY
BraunsteinYDiPietroYHevesiYMiller B YRivera JDYWalczykY
BronsonYDursoYHunterYMiller MLYRodriguezYWalkerY
BrownYEichensteinYHyndmanYMitaynesYRosenthal D YWallaceY
BurdickYEnglebrightYJacksonYMontesanoYRosenthal L YWalshY
BurgosYEpsteinYJacobsonYMorinelloYRozicYWeinsteinY
BurkeYFahyYJean-PierreYNiouYSalkaYWeprinY
ButtenschonYFallYJensenYNolanERSantabarbaraYWilliamsY
ByrneYFernandezYJonesYNorrisYSayeghYWoernerY
ByrnesYFitzpatrickYJoynerYO'DonnellYSchmittYZebrowskiY
CahillYForrestYKellesYOtisYSeawrightYZinermanY
CarrollYFriendYKimYPalmesanoYSeptimoYMr. SpeakerY

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A03496 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3496
 
SPONSOR: Hevesi
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to defining a kinship caregiver   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide a statutory definition of the term "kinship caregiver."   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 371 of the social services law adding a new subdivision 22 to provide a definition of the term "kinship caregiver." Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Since the early 2000's, New York has provided funding for kinship programs and enacted numerous laws supportive of kinship families. The annual budget funds a Kinship Navigator tasked with operating an infor- mation, referral, and education program for "kinship caregivers" and also funds local kinship services, as well as "Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program," in Social Services Law Title 10, social services law section 458-a ff. Similar kinship navigator programs, kinship guardianship subsidies, and local kinship services programs are available in every state. Kinship care is a critical part of the federal child welfare response. The term is used in federal legislation, including the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act of 2008 and the Families First Prevention Services Act of 2018. Unlike many other states, New York has yet to define the term "kinship caregiver." New York's abundant use of kinship care and its provision of service for kinship care families warrants defining the term in order to avoid confusion and facilitate common usage of the term in determining eligibility for supports across many systems. New York should codify the term and define who kinship caregivers are by amending Social Services Law section 371 to include a definition. The bill's definition of "kinship caregiver" is consistent with the provisions of section 458-a of the Social Services law, as well as current practice and interpretation. Adopting this definition provides statutory clarity, not an expansion of the program.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.10428   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A03496 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3496
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. HEVESI, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Children and Families
 
        AN ACT to amend the social services  law,  in  relation  to  defining  a
          kinship caregiver
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 371 of the social services law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision 22 to read as follows:
     3    22. "Kinship caregiver" means a relative or non-relative who is acting
     4  as a parent and who:
     5    (a) is related to the child through blood, marriage or adoption;
     6    (b) is related to a half-sibling of the child through blood,  marriage
     7  or adoption; or
     8    (c)  is  an adult with a positive prior relationship with the child, a
     9  half-sibling of the child or the  child's  parent,  including,  but  not
    10  limited to, a step-parent, godparent, neighbor or family friend.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01590-01-1
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