File #: Int 0486-2022    Version: * Name: Establishing a child care advisory board.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a child care advisory board
Sponsors: Julie Menin, Diana I. Ayala, Lynn C. Schulman, Kevin C. Riley, Julie Won, Mercedes Narcisse, Crystal Hudson, Rita C. Joseph, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Althea V. Stevens, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Linda Lee, Adrienne E. Adams, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Shekar Krishnan, Gale A. Brewer, Eric Dinowitz, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Sandy Nurse, Christopher Marte, Sandra Ung, Erik D. Bottcher, Keith Powers , Marjorie Velázquez, Nantasha M. Williams, Chi A. Ossé, Shahana K. Hanif, James F. Gennaro, Shaun Abreu, Oswald Feliz, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Darlene Mealy, Carlina Rivera , Kamillah Hanks, Francisco P. Moya, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 39
Summary: This bill would establish a Child Care Advisory Board, which would be responsible for submiting an annual report that includes an assessment of the needs of child care providers and recipients across the City. The Board would be required to make recommendations on how to improve child care and make it more affordable, including reviewing and assessing universal child care and subsidies to families whose income equals up to 300% and 400% of the federal poverty guidelines
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 486, 2. Int. No. 486, 3. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 6/29/22, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/29/22, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22

Int. No. 486

 

By Council Members Menin, Ayala, Schulman, Riley, Won, Narcisse, Hudson, Joseph, De La Rosa, Stevens, Gutiérrez, Cabán, Louis, Lee, The Speaker (Council Member Adams), Brooks-Powers, Krishnan, Brewer, Dinowitz, Sanchez, Nurse, Marte, Ung, Bottcher, Powers, Velázquez, Williams, Ossé, Hanif, Gennaro, Abreu, Feliz, Farías, Avilés, Mealy, Rivera, Hanks, Moya and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a child care advisory board

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 24-b of title the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 620 to read as follows:

§ 620 Child care advisory board. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the term “board” means the child care advisory board established by this section.

b. Board established. There is hereby established a child care advisory board.

c. Duties. The board shall have the power and duty to conduct studies and reports on child care in the city, including to provide an assessment of the needs of the city’s child care programs, and the city’s progress towards providing universal child care. The board shall also have the power and duty to make recommendations to the mayor and the speaker of the council on legislation, regulation, policies, procedures and initiatives to help to make child care more affordable.

d. Membership. 1. The board shall be comprised of the following members:

(a) The commissioner of the administration for children’s services, or such commissioner’s designee;

(b) The chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York, or such chancellor’s designee;

(c) The commissioner of the department of health and mental hygiene, or such commissioner’s designee;

(d) One member to be appointed by the mayor;

(e) One member to be appointed by the speaker of the council;

(f) One member to be appointed by the comptroller; and

(g) One member to be appointed by the public advocate.

2. All members shall serve for a term of two years and shall serve without compensation. Members may be removed by the appointing officer for cause.

3. All appointments required by this section shall be made no later than 90 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section.

4. Upon appointment of all members, the board shall elect a chair from its membership by a majority vote of such board. Any vacancy on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

e. Meetings. The board shall keep a record of its deliberations and determine its own rules of procedure, which shall include a procedure or mechanism by which members of the public may make submissions to the board. The first meeting of the advisory board shall be convened within 120 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section. The board shall meet quarterly, and such meetings shall be open to the public.

f. Report. No later than September 1, 2023, and annually thereafter, the board shall submit a report to the mayor and the speaker of the council setting forth its assessment of child care programs in the city, and recommendations for making child care more affordable, and shall include, but need not be limited to, the following for the preceding fiscal year:

1. Any challenges child care programs faced in providing quality child care;

2. The city’s advancement towards universal child care, including any actions taken by city agencies or legislation or policies introduced;

3. The projected annual costs for the next five years associated with implementing universal child care;

4. The recommended costs associated with expanding child care subsidies to families in the city whose income equals up to 300% and 400% of the federal poverty guidelines; and

6. A summary of information the board considered in formulating its recommendations to make child care more affordable.

§ 2. The title of section 619 of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 61 for the year 2010, is amended to read as follows:

Juvenile justice advisory [Advisory] board.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

JEF

LS # 6697

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