senate Bill S7042

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to technological improvements to the statewide central register

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Apr 21, 2014 referred to children and families

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S7042 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง422, Soc Serv L

S7042 - Summary

Improves child welfare investigations by improving the central register - requiring calls made to the central register be recorded and such recording made part of any report of suspected child abuse or neglect.

S7042 - Sponsor Memo

S7042 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7042

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  technological
  improvements to the central register

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social services law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
  (A-1)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO LATER
THAN JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN  AND
FAMILIES SERVICES AS PART OF THE CENTRAL REGISTER SHALL:
  (I) RECORD ALL VOICE CALLS MADE TO THE CENTRAL REGISTER AND SHALL MAKE
SUCH RECORDING A PART OF ANY REPORT OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT;
  (II)  IMMEDIATELY  TRANSMIT SUCH VOICE RECORDING AS PART OF THE RECORD
OF AN ALLEGATION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT  TO  THE  APPROPRIATE  LOCAL
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOR INVESTIGATION; AND
  (III) MAINTAIN RECORDINGS OF ANY CALL THAT DID NOT CONSTITUTE A REPORT
OF  CHILD  ABUSE OR NEGLECT FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS AND ANY CALL THAT DID
CONSTITUTE A REPORT OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14784-02-4

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