senate Bill S6030

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the class E felony of failure to report child abuse

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes

S6030 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10747
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง260.40, Pen L

S6030 - Summary

Establishes the class E felony of failure to report child abuse for the failure to report to law enforcement officials the commission of any crime against a child under the age of 16.

S6030 - Sponsor Memo

S6030 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6030

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 establishing the  class  E
  felony of failure to report child abuse

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

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 260.40  to
read as follows:
S 260.40 FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE.
  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE WHEN, BEING EIGH-
TEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, HE OR SHE FAILS TO REPORT TO A POLICE  OFFI-
CER  OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AS SOON AS HE OR SHE IS PHYSICALLY ABLE,
THE COMMISSION OF ANY CRIME DEFINED IN  THIS  CHAPTER  AGAINST  A  CHILD
UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN YEARS, AND SUCH PERSON WITNESSES THE COMMISSION
OF  SUCH  CRIME  AND  HAS  REASON TO KNOW THAT HE OR SHE IS WITNESSING A
CRIME.
  FAILURE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13694-01-2

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