senate Bill S4185B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 print number 4185b
amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Apr 23, 2013 print number 4185a
amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Mar 13, 2013 referred to children and families

S4185 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6377B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L

S4185 - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

S4185 - Sponsor Memo

S4185 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4185

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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

Co-Sponsors

S4185A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6377B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L

S4185A - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

S4185A - Sponsor Memo

S4185A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4185--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09379-05-3

Co-Sponsors

S4185B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6377B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §384-b, Soc Serv L

S4185B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act.

S4185B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4185B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4185--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children  and
  Families  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  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 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.
                                                           LBD09379-12-4

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