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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to children and families|
|Mar 04, 2009||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S2835
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2835 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
S2835 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2835 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the permanent termination of parental rights for reason of mental illness or mental retardation; and to repeal subdivision 6 of section 384-b of the social services law relating thereto PURPOSE : This bill removes "mental illness" and "mental retardation" as separate grounds for terminating parental rights under the social services law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends section 384-b of the social services law by eliminating subsection c of subdivision 4 thereby removing from law mental illness and mental retardation as grounds for the termination of guardianship & child custody. Section two of the bill repeals subdivision 6 of section 384-b of the social services law which defines the terms "mental illness" and "mental retardation" and explains the required court procedures, proscribed examinations and expert testimonies for verifying that an individual is mentally ill or mentally retarded.
S2835 - Bill Text download pdf
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