S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 25, 2013
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to endangering the welfare of
a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 260.31 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
1. "Caregiver" means a person who (i) assumes responsibility for the
care of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically
disabled person pursuant to a court order[; or], OR OTHERWISE BY OPERA-
TION OF LAW; (ii) receives monetary or other valuable consideration for
providing SUCH care; OR (III) VOLUNTARILY ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR
PROVIDING CARE for a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or
physically disabled person.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.