senate Bill S5565

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts "Renee's law" to provide greater protection and disclosure to employees of facilities where juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders are placed

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1127
Jun 02, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


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S5565 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §§501-i & 510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L

S5565 - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youth are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family service records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youth placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youth and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S5565 - Sponsor Memo

S5565 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2011

  LIBOUS, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the Committee on Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the family court  act,  the  criminal
  procedure  law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting "Renee's


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Renee's law".
  S 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  and  declares  that  it  is a fundamental purpose of this state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents and the staff of programs licensed, certified  and  registered  by
the  office  of  children  and  family services. The legislature further
finds that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of  programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and  that  this function is a primary responsibility of the commissioner
of children and family services to ensure. Ensuring the  safety  of  the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The  legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies licensed,
certified and registered by the office of children and  family  services
are  committing  serious  crimes  within  such  programs, and that these
crimes are not being reported to the proper authorities. The  provisions
of  this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain safety
within such licensed,  certified  and  registered  programs,  non-profit
community  based  programs and communities throughout the state allowing
youths under the office of children and  family  services'  jurisdiction

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


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