senate Bill S5942A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the office of children and family services to examine the call history prior to making any determinations to report incidents of child abuse

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.357
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1667
substituted for s5942a
Jun 20, 2014 substituted by a1987a
ordered to third reading cal.1667
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 19, 2014 print number 5942a
amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Oct 02, 2013 referred to rules

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S5942 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1987A
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §422, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6404
2009-2010: A3352

S5942 - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to examine the call history prior to making any determinations to report incidents of child abuse.

S5942 - Sponsor Memo

S5942 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5942

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  determinations
  made by the statewide 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.   Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of  section  422  of  the
social  services  law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The central register shall be capable of receiving telephone calls
alleging child abuse or  maltreatment  and  of  immediately  identifying
prior  reports  of child abuse or maltreatment and capable of monitoring
the provision of child protective service twenty-four hours a day, seven
days a week. To effectuate this purpose, but subject to  the  provisions
of  the  appropriate  local  plan  for the provision of child protective
services, there shall be a single statewide telephone  number  that  all
persons,  whether  mandated by the law or not, may use to make telephone
calls alleging child abuse or  maltreatment  and  that  all  persons  so
authorized  by this title may use for determining the existence of prior
reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a  child.
In  addition  to the single statewide telephone number, there shall be a
special unlisted express telephone  number  and  a  telephone  facsimile
number  for use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone calls,
or to transmit telephone facsimile information on a form provided by the
commissioner OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, alleging  child  abuse  or
maltreatment, and for use by all persons so authorized by this title for
determining  the  existence  of  prior  reports in order to evaluate the
condition or circumstances of a child. When any allegations contained in
such telephone calls could reasonably constitute a report of child abuse
or maltreatment, such allegations shall be immediately transmitted oral-
ly or electronically by the office of children and  family  services  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01751-01-3

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S5942A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1987A
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §422, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6404
2009-2010: A3352

S5942A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services to examine the call history prior to making any determinations to report incidents of child abuse.

S5942A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5942A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5942--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, LATIMER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Rules  --  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 determinations
  made by the statewide 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.    Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 422 of the
social services law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of  2008,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The central register shall be capable of receiving telephone calls
alleging  child  abuse  or  maltreatment  and of immediately identifying
prior reports of child abuse or maltreatment and capable  of  monitoring
the provision of child protective service twenty-four hours a day, seven
days  a  week. To effectuate this purpose, but subject to the provisions
of the appropriate local plan for  the  provision  of  child  protective
services,  there  shall  be a single statewide telephone number that all
persons, whether mandated by the law or not, may use to  make  telephone
calls  alleging  child  abuse  or  maltreatment  and that all persons so
authorized by this title may use for determining the existence of  prior
reports  in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child.
In addition to the single statewide telephone number, there shall  be  a
special  unlisted  express  telephone  number  and a telephone facsimile
number for use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone  calls,
or to transmit telephone facsimile information on a form provided by the
commissioner  OF  CHILDREN  AND FAMILY SERVICES, alleging child abuse or
maltreatment, and for use by all persons so authorized by this title for
determining the existence of prior reports  in  order  to  evaluate  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01751-05-4

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