senate Bill S659

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts "Lori Ann's law" to establish procedures for law enforcement to locate and return missing persons

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

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S659 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3526
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-A ยงยง235 - 238, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1603, A1278A

S659 - Summary

Enacts "Lori Ann's law" to establish procedures for law enforcement to locate and return missing persons; requires law enforcement agencies to immediately accept any missing person report; requires collection of identifying data of such person.

S659 - Sponsor Memo

S659 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   659

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. VALESKY, KLEIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Finance

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to improving the ability
  of law enforcement to locate and return missing persons, to  improving
  the  identification of human remains, and to improving timely informa-
  tion and notification to family members of missing persons

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "Lori Ann's
law".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new article 11-A to read
as follows:
                              ARTICLE 11-A
                PROCEDURES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS,
             CORONERS/MEDICAL EXAMINERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT
              PERSONNEL RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS REPORTS
           AND IDENTIFYING UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS
SECTION 235. MISSING PERSON REPORTS.
        236. LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYSIS AND REPORTING  OF  MISSING  PERSON
               INFORMATION.
        237. REPORTING OF UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS.
        238. UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS/HUMAN REMAINS IDENTIFICATION RESPONSI-
               BILITIES.
  S  235. MISSING PERSON REPORTS. 1. REPORT ACCEPTANCE. ALL LAW ENFORCE-
MENT AGENCIES WITHIN THE STATE SHALL ACCEPT WITHOUT DELAY ANY REPORT  OF
A  MISSING  PERSON.  ACCEPTANCE  OF  A  MISSING PERSON REPORT MAY NOT BE
REFUSED ON ANY GROUND. NO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY REFUSE TO ACCEPT  A
MISSING PERSONS REPORT ON THE BASIS THAT:
  (A) THE MISSING PERSON IS AN ADULT;

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

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