senate Bill S7210

Authorizes family courts to order local commissioner of social services to advise the employer of a respondent upon the disposition of a child protective proceeding where the respondent has contact with children

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 06 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.672
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Summary

Authorizes family courts to order the local commissioner of social services to advise the employer of a respondent upon the disposition of a child protective proceeding where the respondent has contact with children in the course of his or her employment.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7210
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1052, Fam Ct Act

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BILL NUMBER:S7210

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to
authorizing family courts to order the local commissioner of social
services to notify a respondent's employer upon the disposition of a
child protective proceeding when such respondent has contact with
children in the course of his or her employment

PURPOSE:

To protect children in settings where they may be exposed to persons
who have been found to have abused or neglected children.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends paragraph (vi) of subdivision (a) of section 1052 of
the family court act, to allow the Family Court, as an option, to
inform employers of a court decision in instances where the employee,
the respondent in the case, has contact with children through their
employment.

Section 2 is the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:

Under current law, employers check the state central registry
regarding new employees where the employment will mean contact with
children-such as day care facilities and schools. However, there is no
mechanism for employers who have already hired such an employee to be
made aware that the person has been found by a court to have abused or
neglected a child.

This bill would allow, as an option, the court to order a commissioner
to advise an employer that an employee had been judged by a court to
have abused or neglected a child in their care. Under existing law,
schools, day care facilities and the like have no way of knowing if an
employee may have abused a child after they were hired-and departments
of social services are not legally permitted to advise these employers
about such individuals.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7210

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to authorizing  family
  courts  to order the local commissioner of social services to notify a
  respondent's employer upon  the  disposition  of  a  child  protective
  proceeding  when  such  respondent  has  contact  with children in the
  course of his or her employment

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (vi) of subdivision (a) of section 1052 of the
family court act, as added by chapter  519  of  the  laws  of  2008,  is
amended and a new paragraph (vii) is added to read as follows:
  (vi)  granting  custody  of the child to relatives or suitable persons
pursuant to section one thousand fifty-five-b of this part[.] ; OR
  (VII) ORDERING THE LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ADVISE THE
RESPONDENT'S EMPLOYER OF THE ADJUDICATION IF THE RESPONDENT IS  EMPLOYED
WHERE HE OR SHE HAS CONTACT WITH CHILDREN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14853-01-4

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