senate Bill S390A

Requires a parent, law guardian or person legally responsible for a minor to be present during questioning by a peace or police officer

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 16 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 390A
  • 21 / Apr / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 20 / Jan / 2010
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Summary

Requires a parent or other person legally responsible for a minor and the law guardian appointed pursuant to law to be present during questioning by a peace or police officer.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1029A
Versions:
S390
S390A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง305.2, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S3631A, A6464A

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BILL NUMBER: S390A

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the family court act, in relation to questioning of a
minor by peace or police officers


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
This bill adds law guardian to those persons required to be notified
when a minor is taken into custody by a peace or police officer.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Amends the Family Court Act to require that when a youth is taken into
custody. if it is known that such youth has a law guardian. such law
guardian must be notified that the youth is in custody.

JUSTIFICATION :
Law guardians play a crucial role in the lives of the youth they
represent. Law guardians must represent these youth in Family Court
and advocate for appropriate permanency goals and dispositions. Yet,
many law guardians express concern that they are not always notified
by authorities of critical situations the youth may be experiencing,
such as being taken into custody by peace or police officers.
Notification of law guardians in these situations would assist them in
representing the youth to the best of their abilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: 6464-A, Referred to third calendar reading
2007: 6464, Referred to Codes
2006: 1206-A, Referred to Children and Families
2005: 1206-A, Ordered to third calendar reading

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
90 days after it shall have become law.
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