State inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference.
One measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.
Common violations included failure to properly screen workers for criminal records, not keeping areas clean, and not maintaining window guards.
The New York Senate’s new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party’s main caucus.