S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 6341 A. 8427
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
January 15, 2014
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Children and Families
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the interviewing
of children in the presence of other persons
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 424 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 602 of the laws of 2008, is amended
to read as follows:
(a) upon receipt of such report, commence or cause the appropriate
society for the prevention of cruelty to children to commence, within
twenty-four hours, an appropriate investigation which shall include an
evaluation of the environment of the child named in the report and any
other children in the same home and a determination of the risk to such
children if they continue to remain in the existing home environment, as
well as a determination of the nature, extent and cause of any condition
enumerated in such report and the name, age and condition of other chil-
dren in the home, and, after seeing to the safety of the child or chil-
dren, forthwith notify the subjects of the report and other persons
named in the report in writing of the existence of the report and their
respective rights pursuant to this title in regard to amendment.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE SUBJECT CHILD OF SUCH A
REPORT SHALL NOT BE INTERVIEWED IN THE PRESENCE OF ANY OTHER PERSON
NAMED IN THE REPORT.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.