senate Bill S2625B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts "Renee's law" to provide greater protection and disclosure to employees of facilities where juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders are placed

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.837
Feb 26, 2014 print number 2625b
amend and recommit to finance
reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2014 print number 2625a
amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1242
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 20, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 23, 2013 referred to children and families

Votes

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May 20, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S2625B
29
5
committee
29
Aye
5
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 26, 2014 - Children and Families committee Vote

S2625A
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 26, 2014

aye wr (1)

Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2625
20
1
committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2013 - Children and Families committee Vote

S2625
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 20, 2013

aye wr (1)

Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S2625 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §§501-i & 510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5565

S2625 - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youth are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youth placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youth and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services  (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S2625 - Sponsor Memo

S2625 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2625

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD --  read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Children and Families

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the family court act, the criminal
  procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting  "Renee's
  law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Renee's law".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  declaration. The legislature hereby
finds and declares that it is a  fundamental  purpose  of  this  state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents  and  the  staff of programs licensed, certified and registered by
the office of children and  family  services.  The  legislature  further
finds  that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and that this function is a primary responsibility of  the  commissioner
of  children  and  family services to ensure. Ensuring the safety of the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies  licensed,
certified  and  registered by the office of children and family services
are committing serious crimes  within  such  programs,  and  that  these
crimes  are not being reported to the proper authorities. The provisions
of this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain  safety
within  such  licensed,  certified  and  registered programs, non-profit
community based programs and communities throughout the  state  allowing
youths  under  the  office of children and family services' jurisdiction

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07087-02-3

Co-Sponsors

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S2625A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §§501-i & 510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5565

S2625A - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youth are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youth placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youth and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services  (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S2625A - Sponsor Memo

S2625A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2625--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER,  SEWARD  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Children and Families -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Children and Families in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the family court  act,  the  criminal
  procedure  law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting "Renee's
  law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Renee's law".
  S 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  and  declares  that  it  is a fundamental purpose of this state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents and the staff of programs licensed, certified  and  registered  by
the  office  of  children  and  family services. The legislature further
finds that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of  programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and  that  this function is a primary responsibility of the commissioner
of children and family services to ensure. Ensuring the  safety  of  the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The  legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies licensed,
certified and registered by the office of children and  family  services
are  committing  serious  crimes  within  such  programs, and that these
crimes are not being reported to the proper authorities. The  provisions
of  this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain safety
within such licensed,  certified  and  registered  programs,  non-profit

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07087-03-4

Co-Sponsors

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S2625B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §§501-i & 510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5565

S2625B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youth are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youth placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youth and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services  (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S2625B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2625B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2625--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER,  SEWARD  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Children and Families -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Children and Families in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the family court  act,  the  criminal
  procedure  law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting "Renee's
  law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Renee's law".
  S 2. Legislative findings  and  declaration.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  and  declares  that  it  is a fundamental purpose of this state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents and the staff of programs licensed, certified  and  registered  by
the  office  of  children  and  family services. The legislature further
finds that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of  programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and  that  this function is a primary responsibility of the commissioner
of children and family services to ensure. Ensuring the  safety  of  the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The  legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies licensed,
certified and registered by the office of children and  family  services
are  committing  serious  crimes  within  such  programs, and that these

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07087-05-4

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