2019 New York Laws
EXC - Executive
Article 19-A - Delinquency and Youth Crime Prevention
422 - Youth Bureaus.

Universal Citation: NY Exec L § 422 (2019)

* § 422. Youth bureaus. 1. a. Any city, town or village desiring to establish a local youth bureau may apply to the municipality which such city, town or village is located within, for approval of its plans. The application shall be in writing, specifying the nature of the program, and shall contain such information as the municipality shall require.

b. All local youth bureaus approved by the office of children and family services on or before April first, two thousand thirteen shall be deemed approved local youth bureaus for the purpose of this article.

2. No application for the approval of a local youth bureau shall be considered by the municipality that has not been first approved by the governing body of the city, town or village making the application.

3. The municipality may approve or disapprove the proposed local youth bureau.

4. The approval of a local youth bureau shall authorize the city, town or village to establish, operate and maintain the program and will allow the municipality to distribute to such local youth bureau, state aid received in accordance with subdivision one of section four hundred twenty of this article.

5. Two or more municipalities may join together to establish, operate and maintain a municipal youth bureau and may make and perform agreements in connection therewith. Such agreements shall include provisions for the proportionate cost to be borne by each municipality and for the manner of employment of personnel and may provide that a fiscal officer of one such municipality shall be the custodian of the moneys made available for expenditure for such purposes by all such municipalities and that such fiscal officer may make payments therefrom upon audit of the appropriate auditing body or officer of his or her municipality. In making claims for state aid pursuant to subdivision one of section four hundred twenty of this article, each such municipality shall claim for its proportionate share of the total joint expenditures so made. However, where it is provided that there shall be a disbursing municipality, such disbursing municipality shall claim for the total joint program expenditures so made and shall disburse such state aid to each participating municipality based upon the proportionate share of expenditures so made.

6. Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule or regulation to the contrary, no municipal youth bureau serving one or more municipalities with a total youth population of twenty-five thousand or less shall be required under this article, or for purposes of receiving state aid hereunder, to employ a full time executive director for their respective proposed or approved youth programs, as the case may be.

* NB Effective until December 31, 2021

* § 422. Youth bureaus; recreation and youth service projects; and other youth programs. 1. Any county or city, or any town or village with a total population of twenty thousand or more persons desiring to establish a youth bureau, or any municipality desiring to establish a recreation, youth service or other project may apply to the office for approval of its plans. The application shall be in writing, specifying the nature of the program, and shall contain such information as the office shall require.

2. No application for the approval of plans for a youth program shall be considered that has not been first approved by the governing body of the municipality making application.

3. The office may approve or disapprove the proposed youth program as filed, or, if its modifications are not objected to by the applicant, approve the same with such modifications.

4. The approval of any proposed youth program by the office shall authorize the county, city or municipality to establish, operate and maintain the program and entitle it to state aid as herein set forth; provided, however, the office may at any time subsequently withdraw its approval or require changes in a plan or program previously approved.

5. Two or more municipalities may join together to establish, operate and maintain youth programs and may make and perform agreements in connection therewith. Such agreements shall include provisions for the proportionate cost to be borne by each municipality and for the manner of employment of personnel and may provide that a fiscal officer of one such municipality shall be the custodian of the moneys made available for expenditure for such purposes by all such municipalities and that such fiscal officer may make payments therefrom upon audit of the appropriate auditing body or officer of his municipality. In making claims for state aid pursuant to this article, each such municipality shall claim for its proportionate share of expenditures so made. However, where it is provided that there shall be a disbursing municipality, such disbursing municipality shall claim for the total joint program expenditures so made and shall disburse such state aid to each participating municipality based upon the proportionate share of expenditures so made.

6. A municipality and the board of education, board of trustees or the trustee of a school district may make and perform agreements providing for the operation by a school district of a youth service, recreation or other project of such municipality.

7. Moneys derived by a municipality from taxation, from profits of a public utility service operated by it, or from gifts or grants available therefor, may be made available in accordance with law and expended for improvements to real property owned by it and held for school purposes or owned by a school district in whole or in part located in such municipality where such real property is used by such municipality for youth program purposes and where such improvements are required in connection with such purposes. Such municipality may receive reimbursement for such expenditures as herein provided, subject to the rules and regulations of the office.

8. The office, by rule and regulation, may authorize expenditures to be made by a municipality for work to be done or improvements to be made to real property for youth program purposes.

9. Subject to the regulations of the office, a municipality may enter into contracts to effectuate its youth program established and approved as provided in this article.

10. Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule or regulation to the contrary, no city, town or village with a youth population of twenty-five thousand or less residing in such city, town or village shall be required under this article, or for purposes of receiving state aid hereunder, to employ a full time executive director for their respective proposed or approved youth programs, as the case may be.

* NB Effective December 31, 2021


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