senate Bill S6342

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the infliction of excessive corporal punishment on a child

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Jan 15, 2014 referred to children and families

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S6342 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8428
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §1012, Fam Ct Act; amd §371, Soc Serv L

S6342 - Summary

Relates to the infliction of excessive corporal punishment on a child.

S6342 - Sponsor Memo

S6342 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6342                                                  A. 8428

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and
  Families

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Children and Families

AN  ACT  to  amend  the family court act and the social services law, in
  relation to the infliction of excessive corporal punishment on a child

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph (iii) of subdivision (e) of section 1012 of the
family court act, as amended by chapter 320 of  the  laws  of  2006,  is
amended and a new paragraph (iv) is added to read as follows:
  (iii) commits, or allows to be committed an offense against such child
defined  in article one hundred thirty of the penal law; allows, permits
or encourages such child to engage in  any  act  described  in  sections
230.25,  230.30  and  230.32  of  the penal law; commits any of the acts
described in sections 255.25, 255.26 and 255.27 of  the  penal  law;  or
allows  such child to engage in acts or conduct described in article two
hundred sixty-three of the penal law provided,  however,  that  (a)  the
corroboration  requirements  contained  in the penal law and (b) the age
requirement for the application of article two  hundred  sixty-three  of
such law shall not apply to proceedings under this article[.], OR
  (IV)  INFLICTS OR ALLOWS TO BE INFLICTED EXCESSIVE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
UPON SUCH CHILD.
  S 2. Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (i) of subdivision (f)  of  section
1012  of  the family court act, as amended by chapter 984 of the laws of
1981, is amended to read as follows:
  (B) in providing the child with proper supervision or guardianship, by
unreasonably inflicting or allowing to be inflicted harm, or a  substan-
tial  risk  thereof[,  including  the  infliction  of excessive corporal
punishment]; or by misusing a drug or drugs; or  by  misusing  alcoholic
beverages to the extent that he loses self-control of his actions; or by
any  other  acts  of a similarly serious nature requiring the aid of the

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

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