senate Bill S2168

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 14, 2013 referred to finance

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S2168 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 11-A ยงยง235 - 238, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S659
2009-2010: S1603

S2168 - 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.

S2168 - Sponsor Memo

S2168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2168

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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;
  (B) THE CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT INDICATE FOUL PLAY;
  (C) THE PERSON HAS BEEN MISSING FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04736-01-3

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