|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|Jun 02, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 29, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 28, 2014||1st report cal.1006|
|May 06, 2014||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S7212
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7212 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §413, Soc Serv L
S7212 - Summary
Directs persons required to report child abuse or maltreatment in their professional or official capacity to report parents who have been convicted of abusing a child or had their parental rights terminated and have given birth to or fathered another child.
S7212 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7212 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment by certain officials and persons PURPOSE: This bill will require mandated reporters to call the hotline when they have a reasonable suspicion that a person who was a previous child abuser or previously had their rights terminated, gives birth to/fathers another child. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social services law to require that mandated reporters call the hotline when a person that they reasonably suspect to have previously been convicted of a crime related to physically or sexually abusing a child, or that has reasonable cause to believe that a court has previously terminated such parent's rights to a child for cause, has since given birth to or fathered a child. Section 2 is the enacting clause. JUSTIFICATION:
S7212 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7212 I N S E N A T E May 6, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- 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 reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment by certain officials and persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: (a) The following persons and officials are required to report or cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child coming before them in their professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated child, or when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or other person legally responsible for such child comes before them in their profes- sional or official capacity and states from personal knowledge facts, conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an abused or maltreated child, OR WHEN THEY HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT A PARENT COMING BEFORE THEM IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL OR OFFI- CIAL CAPACITY HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME RELATED TO PHYSICALLY OR SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD AND SUCH PARENT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY GIVEN BIRTH TO OR FATHERED A CHILD, OR HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT A COURT HAS PREVIOUSLY TERMINATED SUCH PARENT'S RIGHTS TO A CHILD FOR ANY CAUSE AND SUCH PARENT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY GIVEN BIRTH TO OR FATHERED A CHILD: any physician; registered physician assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner; dentist; dental hygienist; osteopath; optometrist; chiroprac- tor; podiatrist; resident; intern; psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical technician; licensed creative arts therapist; licensed marriage and family therapist; licensed mental health counselor; licensed psychoanalyst; licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant; hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment of persons; a Christian Science practitioner; school official, which includes but is not limited EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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