assembly Bill A6377B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to children and families
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.67
rules report cal.67
reported
Jun 03, 2014 reported referred to rules
May 28, 2014 print number 6377b
May 28, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Apr 23, 2013 print number 6377a
Apr 23, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Mar 26, 2013 referred to children and families

A6377 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4185
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2432, S2516
2017-2018: A339, S2201
2019-2020: A2106, S5024

A6377 - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

A6377 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6377

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Children and Families

AN  ACT  to  amend the family court act, the social services law and the
  executive law, in relation to enacting the New  York  State  Reuniting
  Family Act

  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 the  "New  York
State Reuniting Family Act."
  S  2.  Section 1054 of the family court act is amended by adding a new
subdivision (c) to read as follows:
  (C) THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF A PARENT OR OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR
CARE SHALL NOT DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM BEING GRANTED  CUSTODY  UNDER
THIS SECTION.
  S  3.  Section  651 of the family court act is amended by adding a new
subdivision (g) to read as follows:
  (G) DETAINMENT FOR IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS;  EFFECT  ON  CHILD  CUSTODY
ORDERS.  UNLESS  WHERE THE CHILD HAS BEEN DETERMINED AN ABANDONED INFANT
OR THE PARENT HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF COMMITTING A VIOLENT FELONY  AGAINST
HIS  OR  HER CHILD, THE FAMILY COURT MAY POSTPONE FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWEN-
TY-FOUR MONTHS ITS DETERMINATION  OF  A  PETITION  FOR  CUSTODY  PENDING
CONSIDERATION  OF A PARENT'S CIRCUMSTANCES IF A PARENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED
AND ISSUED AN IMMIGRATION HOLD; HAS BEEN DETAINED BY THE  UNITED  STATES
IMMIGRATION  AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT; OR HAS BEEN DEPORTED TO HIS OR HER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
  S 4. Subdivision (i) of section 17 of  the  social  services  law,  as
relettered  by  section 1 of part K-3 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007,
is relettered subdivision (j) and a new subdivision (i) is added to read
as follows:
  (I) PROVIDE INFORMATION AND TRAINING  TO  ALL  EMPLOYEES  OF  A  CHILD
PROTECTIVE  SERVICE  AND  ALL  OTHER EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED WITH THE DUTY OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09379-02-3

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A6377A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4185
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2432, S2516
2017-2018: A339, S2201
2019-2020: A2106, S5024

A6377A - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

A6377A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6377--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Children  and  Families -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the family court act, the social services  law  and  the
  executive  law,  in  relation to enacting the New York State Reuniting
  Families Act

  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 the "New York
State Reuniting Families Act."
  S 2. Section 1054 of the family court act is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision (c) to read as follows:
  (C) THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF A PARENT OR OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR
CARE  SHALL  NOT DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM BEING GRANTED CUSTODY UNDER
THIS SECTION.  THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY SHALL ACCEPT A FOREIGN CONSULATE
IDENTIFICATION CARD, A FOREIGN PASSPORT, OR SUCH OTHER FOREIGN IDENTIFI-
CATION DOCUMENT AS MAY  BE  ALLOWED  AS  SUFFICIENT  IDENTIFICATION  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  INITIATING A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK OR A FINGERPRINT BASED
CHECK.
  S 3. Clause (D) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (1) of subdivision  3
of  section  384-b of the social services law, as amended by chapter 113
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (D) the parent or parents are incarcerated,  INVOLVED  IN  IMMIGRATION
REMOVAL  PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING DETENTION OR DEPORTATION, or participat-
ing in a residential substance abuse treatment  program,  or  the  prior
incarceration, INVOLVEMENT IN IMMIGRATION REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING
DETENTION  OR  DEPORTATION, or participation of a parent or parents in a
residential substance abuse treatment program is a significant factor in
why the child has been in foster care for fifteen of the last twenty-two
months, provided that the parent maintains  a  meaningful  role  in  the
child's life based on the criteria set forth in subparagraph (v) of this

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09379-06-3

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A6377B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4185
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2432, S2516
2017-2018: A339, S2201
2019-2020: A2106, S5024

A6377B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

A6377B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6377--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KIM, ROSA, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, SEPULVEDA, CRESPO,
  ROBINSON, CAHILL, MOYA, STECK, ROBERTS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
  A.  ABBATE,  BRENNAN,  COOK,  PERRY  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children  and  Families  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Children  and  Families  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the social services law in relation to enacting the New
  York State Reuniting Families Act

  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 the "New York
State Reuniting Families Act."
  S 2. Clause (D) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (l) of subdivision  3
of  section  384-b of the social services law, as amended by chapter 113
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (D) the parent or parents are incarcerated,  INVOLVED  IN  IMMIGRATION
REMOVAL  PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING DETENTION OR DEPORTATION, or participat-
ing in a residential substance abuse treatment  program,  or  the  prior
incarceration, INVOLVEMENT IN IMMIGRATION REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING
DETENTION  OR  DEPORTATION, or participation of a parent or parents in a
residential substance abuse treatment program is a significant factor in
why the child has been in foster care for fifteen of the last twenty-two
months, provided that the parent maintains  a  meaningful  role  in  the
child's life based on the criteria set forth in subparagraph (v) of this
paragraph and the agency has not documented a reason why it would other-
wise be appropriate to file a petition pursuant to this section.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09379-11-4

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