senate Bill S734

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that certain camps may make inquiries of and be provided with information from the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment

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Jun 18, 2012 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1269
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to children and families
Jan 05, 2011 referred to children and families

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S734 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9151
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง424-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1464, S6198A

S734 - Bill Texts

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Provides that certain camps may make inquiries of and be provided with information from the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment to determine if any person who may have contact with children is on file on such register.

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BILL NUMBER:S734

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to the access of certain
information contained in the central register of child abuse and
maltreatment

PURPOSE:
Provides child protective services units with access to
criminal history reports of certain persons residing with children
alleged or suspected to be abused, maltreated, or neglected.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subdivision 9 of
section 835 of the executive law adding child protective services
unit of a local social services district; section 2 amends
subdivision 6 of section 424 of the social services law to permit
the supervisor of the child protective services to have access to
criminal history reports of persons residing with children alleged
or suspected to be abused, maltreated, or neglected.

JUSTIFICATION:
NYS Child Protective Service workers, who do not
have arrest authority, are virtually defenseless and at risk when
responding to alleged complaints of child abuse/neglect or
maltreatment. In addition to risking their own safety when making
required unannounced home visits, these workers are required to
make assessments about the safety and risk to a child victim and
other children living in the home. Access to criminal history
record checks of persons residing in the residence, or who are
named in a report of a child alleged to be abused/neglected or
maltreated, will assist CPS workers in making appropriate
assessments about the safety of the child(ren), and would reveal
persons who have violent criminal histories or who have previously
committed crimes against children. Children Protective Service
supervisors already handle confidential information and there are
penalties in existing law which cover the inappropriate release of
confidential information. By having this information in advance,
CPS workers could make appropriate decisions for a safer response
and would themselves be less at risk as well as having a fuller
understanding of the child's situation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008 - 2010 Referred to Social Services, Children and Families

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   734

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  access  of
  certain  information  contained in the central register of child abuse
  and maltreatment

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iv)  of  paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of
section 424-a of the social services law is renumbered subparagraph  (v)
and a new subparagraph (iv) is added to read as follows:
  (IV)  A  CAMP SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTEEN-A OR THIR-
TEEN-B OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW MAY INQUIRE OF THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN
AND  FAMILY SERVICES, AND THE OFFICE SHALL, UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH INQUIRY
AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  PARAGRAPH  (E)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,
INFORM SUCH AGENCY AND THE SUBJECT OF THE INQUIRY WHETHER ANY PERSON WHO
IS ACTIVELY BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WHO WILL HAVE THE POTEN-
TIAL FOR REGULAR AND SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE CARED FOR
BY  THE AGENCY, IS THE SUBJECT OF AN INDICATED CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREAT-
MENT REPORT ON FILE WITH THE STATEWIDE CENTRAL REGISTER OF  CHILD  ABUSE
AND MALTREATMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02000-01-1

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