senate Bill S4643

Establishes a registry to help locate individuals with autism, Alzheimer's and dementia in the event they go missing

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.796
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Establishes a registry to help locate individuals with autism, Alzheimer's and dementia in the event they go missing.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4434
Versions:
S4643
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง837, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4384, A6662
2007-2008: A11551

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4643

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to assisting state and local law
enforcement agencies in establishing a registry to locate certain
missing individuals

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to establish a voluntary registry of
individuals with Autism, Alzheimer's or Dementia who may be at risk
of wandering away from home. This legislation would make a
standardized form available that may be submitted to local law
enforcement agencies by family members and caregivers of such
individuals. This form would include identifying information and may
include a photograph of the registrant.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision (19) to Section 837 of the Executive Law to
direct the Division of Criminal Justice Services to promulgate, in
consultation with the Commissioner of Mental Retardation and
Developmental Disabilities, a voluntary registry that may be
established and used by state and local law enforcement agencies.

JUSTIFICATION:
A voluntary registry would enable caretakers and loved ones to
register individuals with Autism, Alzheimer's or Dementia with state
or local law enforcement agencies. By filing such a form, law
enforcement personnel may be more equipped with vital information,
including a photograph of the individual, to help locate or identify
the person if they are wandering or lost.

Many localities across the country have implemented similar measures
to protect our most vulnerable citizens. Such measure would benefit
the affected individual, family and law enforcement personnel by
enabling them to refer to a standardized form to help locate the
missing individual at a point when time is most critical.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4643

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  assisting  state  and
  local  law  enforcement  agencies in establishing a registry to locate
  certain missing individuals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. PROMULGATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL RETAR-
DATION  AND  DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, A STANDARDIZED FORM THAT MAY BE
USED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AS A VOLUNTARY REGISTRY
TO  HELP  LOCATE  PERSONS  DIAGNOSED  WITH  AUTISM  SPECTRUM  DISORDERS,
ALZHEIMER'S  DISEASE  OR  OTHER DEMENTIA, OR WHO ARE OTHERWISE UNABLE TO
COMMUNICATE AND WHO LOSE THE ABILITY TO  RECOGNIZE  FAMILIAR  PLACES  OR
FACES.  SUCH  FORM  MAY  INCLUDE  IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE MISSING
REGISTRANT SUCH AS PHYSICAL FEATURES, MEDICAL  CONDITIONS,  WHETHER  THE
PERSON  IS  NON-VERBAL, AND NAMES OF FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO CONTACT IF THE
PERSON IS LOCATED. SUCH FORM MAY ALSO PROVIDE FOR A  PHOTOGRAPH  OF  THE
REGISTRANT TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE FORM.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a  law.  Effective  immediately  the  division  of  criminal
justice  services is authorized to take any and all actions necessary to
implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04258-01-1

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