|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|May 23, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 22, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 21, 2012||1st report cal.850|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S6048
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6048 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-c, Soc Serv L
S6048 - Summary
Enacts provisions relating to the reporting of child abuse; requires immediate reporting of certain actions by certain persons and officials; failure to report is a class A misdemeanor.
S6048 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6048 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse PURPOSE: The bill adds a new definition of abused child, to include children who have allegedly been criminally abused by a person who holds or is perceived to hold a position of authority. These allegations shall be reported to law enforcement for investigation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 amends Article 6 of the Social Services Law by adding a new Article 6-B to expand the mandated reporting of allegations of abuse against children; Section 429(a) of Title 6-B requires persons and officials required to report cases of suspected child abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agency when the age difference between the child victim and alleged abuser meets certain criteria or the form of abuse contains specific enumerated factors. Additionally, the bill enumerates elements of abuse to be reported to law enforcement when a child is abused by an adult who supervises or has a position of authority, or is perceived by such child to hold authority.
S6048 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6048 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding a new title 6-B to read as follows: TITLE 6-B REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SECTION 429-A. PERSONS AND OFFICIALS REQUIRED TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 429-B. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT. 429-C. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. S 429-A. PERSONS AND OFFICIALS REQUIRED TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 1. (A) THOSE PERSONS AND OFFICIALS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED THIR- TEEN OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE TO AN APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN THEY HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL OR OFFICIAL CAPACITY THAT: (I) A PERSON BEING NINETEEN YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON LESS THAN FOURTEEN YEARS OLD; OR (II) A PERSON BEING TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON LESS THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD AND THE PERSON BEING TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS AUTHORITY, PERCEIVED AUTHORITY, SUPERVISORY OR DISCIPLINARY POWER OVER THE PERSON LESS THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD BY VIRTUE OF HIS OR HER LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL, OCCUPATIONAL OR VOCATIONAL STATUS; OR (III) A PERSON HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON UNDER TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE WHO HAS A HANDICAPPING CONDITION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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