Bill Text: NY A08591 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires licensed day care facilities to contact a child's parent or guardian if they are absent from day care, with no prior notice given, within thirty minutes after such child is recorded as absent.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A08591 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08591-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8591

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                   September 13, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, PAULIN, MOSLEY, ZEBROWSKI, BARRON,
          ARROYO, GRIFFIN, D'URSO, TITUS, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO -- read once  and
          referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law, in relation to requiring
          licensed day care facilities to contact a child's parent  or  guardian
          if they are absent

          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-aa to read as follows:
     3    § 390-aa. Child absence confirmation. 1. For purposes of this section,
     4  the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (a)  "Absent"  or "absence" shall mean any child who is expected to be
     6  present for day care services who has not arrived at the scheduled drop-
     7  off time.
     8    (b) "Child day care provider" shall have the same meaning  as  defined
     9  in  paragraph  (b) of subdivision one of section three hundred ninety of
    10  this title.
    11    (c) "Group family day care  home"  shall  have  the  same  meaning  as
    12  defined  in  paragraph  (d)  of subdivision one of section three hundred
    13  ninety of this title.
    14    (d) "Family day care home" shall have the same meaning as  defined  in
    15  paragraph (e) of subdivision one of section three hundred ninety of this
    16  title.
    17    (e)  "School age child care" shall have the same meaning as defined in
    18  paragraph (f) of subdivision one of section three hundred ninety of this
    19  title.
    20    2. (a) All child day care providers, school age child  care  programs,
    21  group  family  day care homes and family day care homes within the state
    22  shall be required to contact a child's parent or guardian in  the  event
    23  such  child  is absent on a given day, when prior notice of such child's

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13587-01-9

        A. 8591                             2

     1  absence has not been  provided,  to  confirm  such  child's  absence  is
     2  expected and the parent or guardian is aware of such absence.
     3    (b)  Such  day  care  providers,  programs or homes shall contact such
     4  parent or guardian by phone within thirty minutes after recording that a
     5  child is absent on such day.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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