senate Bill S7917

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to technology systems used for locating missing children with developmental disabilities

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Jun 18, 2014 referred to rules


S7917 - Details

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S7917 - Summary

Establishes a structured review of technology systems used for locating missing children with developmental disabilities; asks for recommendations.

S7917 - Sponsor Memo

S7917 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT relating to technology systems used for locating missing children
  with developmental disabilities


  Section  1.  The  legislature  hereby finds that the tragedy of Avonte
Oquendo who wandered away from his school never to be found alive  again
highlights  the  continuing  need  to find ways to protect children with
developmental disabilities.  Furthermore,  the  legislature  finds  that
timing  plays  a  crucial  role  in  preventing  wandering incidents and
wandering-related deaths of children with autism or other  developmental
disabilities.  Because  of this, the legislature finds that coordination
of search and rescue protocols that involve locator  devices  work  most
effectively when systems are coordinated.
  S 2. The commissioner of the division of criminal justice services, in
consultation  with the commissioner of the office for people with devel-
opmental disabilities, shall review information technology systems  used
for  locating missing children with developmental disabilities including
those that have been established by local governments for locating miss-
ing persons for the purpose of making recommendations on the creation of
a statewide communication program that could  be  utilized  by  entities
operating  such  locator  systems.  Such review shall include but not be
limited to:
  a. a survey of all current  information  technology  systems  used  by
local  governments  including  but  not  limited  to  global positioning
systems, radiotermination technology, telemetry and satellite  position-
ing systems;
  b.  an  analysis  of appropriate means for coordination of information
sharing amongst entities that currently utilize locator systems;
  c. a standardized process to assist local governments and other  enti-
ties interested in establishing a locator system;
  d.  a  process for synchronizing locator systems throughout the state;

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


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