senate Bill S1100A

Relates to semi-annual reports by police agencies on missing children and vulnerable adults

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1100A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1060
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6710A

Summary

Authorizes police agencies to include cases of missing vulnerable adults in their semi-annual reports to the division of criminal justice services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6710A
Versions:
S1100
S1100A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง837-m, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S216A, S216A
2009-2010: S1420, S1420
2013-2014: S1100

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1100A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
missing children and vulnerable adults

PURPOSE: To provide for semiannual reports by law enforcement
agencies on missing vulnerable adults.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 837-m of the executive law to
authorize the chief of every police department, every county sheriff,
and the Superintendent of State Police to submit, at least
semiannually, reports to the Division of Criminal Justice Services
with respect to specified cases of missing vulnerable adults that are
closed.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: At this time, New York State has a missing children
clearinghouse and a missing vulnerable adult clearing house. Under
current law, various law enforcement agencies must report certain
information relating to missing children to the division of criminal
justice services on a semi-annual basis. However, such a reporting
requirement does not exist for missing vulnerable adults. This bill
addresses this situation by authorizing law enforcement departments to
also include information on missing vulnerable adults in these
semi-annual reports.

Vulnerable adults include individuals eighteen years of age or older
who have a cognitive impairment, mental disability, or brain disorder
and whose disappearance has been determined by law enforcement to pose
a creditable threat of harm to such missing individual. Since various
law enforcement authorities may already maintain their own records and
statistics on vulnerable adults, it makes sense to provide a mechanism
by which this information can be reported to the division of criminal
justice services. This bill will allow for accurate and current
information to be maintained by an agency and also provide a reliable
source for such information when the need arises.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.4403-A of 2007/2008; Amended and Recommitted to Finance
S.1420/A.6056 of 2009/2010; Referred to Children and Families S.216A
of 2011/2012; Amend and Recommit to Children and Families

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 60th 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1100--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Children and Families in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to missing children and
  vulnerable adults

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

  Section 1. Section 837-m of the executive law, as added by chapter 579
of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  S  837-m. Reporting duties of law enforcement departments with respect
to missing children AND VULNERABLE ADULTS. The  chief  of  every  police
department,  each  county sheriff and the superintendent of state police
shall report, at least semi-annually, to the division  with  respect  to
specified  cases of missing children that are closed. Such reports shall
be in the form and manner prescribed by the division and  shall  contain
such  information  as  the  division  deems necessary including, but not
limited to, information regarding recovered children who were  arrested,
children  who  were the victims of criminal activity or exploitation and
children who were found deceased and information regarding  the  alleged
abductor  or  killer  of such children.   ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT
REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION MAY, IN  ITS  DISCRETION,  INCLUDE  IN  SUCH
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS INFORMATION RELATING TO MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS AS
SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-F-ONE OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided  however,  that  effective  immediately  the
division  of  criminal justice services shall be authorized and directed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02289-04-4

S. 1100--A                          2

to amend, add or repeal any rule or regulation necessary for the  imple-
mentation of this act on its effective date.

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