senate Bill S6506

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the reporting and monitoring of a minor whose parent, legal guardian or care-giver of a minor is arrested or taken into custody

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Jan 31, 2014 referred to children and families

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S6506 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8716
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §384-d, Soc Serv L

S6506 - Summary

Requires an arresting authority to notify the local social services district when the parent, legal guardian or care-giver of a minor is arrested or taken into custody; requires the local social services district to monitor the placement of such minor.

S6506 - Sponsor Memo

S6506 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6506

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  ESPAILLAT,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,
  KENNEDY, KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  SMITH,  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  requiring  an
  arresting  authority to notify the local social services district when
  the parent, legal guardian or care-giver of a  minor  is  arrested  or
  taken  into  custody;  requires  the local social services district to
  monitor the placement of the minor

  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 "Myls' law".
  S  2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 384-d
to read as follows:
  S 384-D. CARE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IN THE EVENT OF  A  CARE-GIVER'S
ARREST. 1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "ARRESTING AUTHORITY" REFERS TO ALL
POLICE AGENCIES IN THE STATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL STATE AND
MUNICIPAL  POLICE  AGENCIES AND ALL PEACE OFFICERS AS DEFINED IN SECTION
2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW.
  2.  IN THE EVENT THAT A PERSON IS ARRESTED OR TAKEN INTO CUSTODY,  THE
ARRESTING AUTHORITY SHALL INQUIRE WHETHER SUCH PERSON IS A PARENT, LEGAL
GUARDIAN OR CARE-GIVER OF A MINOR, AND THE ARRESTING AUTHORITY SHALL:
  (A) ASCERTAIN THE LOCATION OF THE MINOR AND THE IDENTITY OF ANY PERSON
TO  WHOM THE PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN OR CARE-GIVER HAS ENTRUSTED THE CARE
OF THE MINOR; AND
  (B) AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, NOTIFY THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES  DISTRICT
OF  THE  LOCATION  OF THE MINOR AND THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON ENTRUSTED
WITH THE CARE OF THE MINOR.
  3. UPON RECEIVING NOTIFICATION FROM AN ARRESTING AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  PROMPTLY  CONFIRM  THE LOCATION OF THE MINOR;
CONTACT THE PERSON TO WHOM CARE OF THE MINOR HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED  BY  THE
ARRESTED PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN OR CARE-GIVER AND CONFIRM THAT THE MINOR
IS WITH SUCH PERSON.

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

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