senate Bill S7126

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to improvements in the state central register of child abuse and maltreatment

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Apr 30, 2014 referred to children and families

S7126 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9438
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง422, Soc Serv L

S7126 - Summary

Relates to improvements in the state central register of child abuse and maltreatment.

S7126 - Sponsor Memo

S7126 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 7126                                                  A. 9438

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

                             April 30, 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 social services law, in relation to improvements in
  the state 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. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 422 of the social services
law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 717 of the laws of 1986,  para-
graph (a) of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 2008
and  subdivision  3  as  added  by chapter 1039 of the laws of 1973, are
amended to read as follows:
  2. (a) The central register shall be capable  of  receiving  telephone
calls AND ELECTRONIC REPORTS 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  state-
wide  telephone  number  AND  INTERNET ADDRESS that all persons, whether
mandated by the law or not, may use to  make  telephone  calls  OR  SEND
ELECTRONIC  COMMUNICATIONS 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 circum-
stances of a child. In addition to the single statewide telephone number
AND  INTERNET  ADDRESS,  there shall be a special unlisted express tele-
phone number and a telephone facsimile number AND INTERNET  ADDRESS  for
use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone calls, or to tran-
smit telephone facsimile OR ELECTRONIC information on a form provided by
the  commissioner,  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.   THE WEBPAGE CREATED TO ACCEPT ELECTRONIC REPORTS SHALL BE CAPA-
BLE OF RECEIVING DIGITAL IMAGES AND ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS IN COMMON  FILE

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