|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7731
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7731 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §835, Exec L; amd §§398 & 424, Soc Serv L
S7731 - Summary
Grants local social services districts access to criminal history information when acting within the scope of their duties under the social services law or the family court act.
S7731 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7731 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the social services law, in relation to access to court databases for local social services districts PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to grant expanded access to the criminal history database maintained by the Department of Criminal Justice Services to local services districts that pursue child protective matters in Family Court. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Executive Law in order to grant expanded access to the criminal history database maintained by the Department of Criminal Justice Services to local social services districts, which, among other responsibilities, are tasked with pursuing child protective matters in Family Court. The bill further amends the Social Services Law to mandate that local social services districts conduct criminal background checks, including any arrest history, on any person aged eighteen years or over who resides or is proposed to reside directly with a child or in the same home as a child who is subject of a child protective proceeding. JUSTIFICATION: To ensure the safety and well-being of children, local social services districts rely on criminal background information throughout the course of a child protective investigation in a variety of instances, including when evaluating the appropriateness of any
S7731 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7731 I N S E N A T E June 3, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law and the social services law, in relation to access to court databases for local social services districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 835 of the executive law, as sepa- rately amended by chapters 14 and 155 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 9. "Qualified agencies" means courts in the unified court system, the administrative board of the judicial conference, probation departments, sheriffs' offices, district attorneys' offices, the state department of corrections and community supervision, the department of correction of any municipality, the financial frauds and consumer protection unit of the state department of financial services, the office of professional medical conduct of the state department of health for the purposes of section two hundred thirty of the public health law, the [child protec- tive services unit of a] local social services district when [conducting an investigation pursuant to subdivision six of section four hundred twenty-four of the social services law] ACTING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF ITS DUTIES PURSUANT TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW OR THE FAMILY COURT ACT, the office of Medicaid inspector general, the temporary state commission of investigation, police forces and departments having responsibility for enforcement of the general criminal laws of the state, the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences Laboratory when acting within the scope of its law enforcement duties and the division of forensic services of the Nassau county medical examiner's office when acting within the scope of its law enforcement duties. S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 398 of the social services law is amended by adding a new paragraph (q) to read as follows: (Q) INVESTIGATE THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND OF ANY PERSON OF OR OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHO RESIDES OR IS PROPOSED TO RESIDE WITH OR IN THE SAME HOME AS A CHILD WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF A COURT PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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