senate Bill S3071A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts "Renee's law" to provide greater protection and disclosure to employees of facilities where juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders are placed

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2016 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2016 1st report cal.688
Mar 08, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 22, 2016 print number 3071a
Jan 22, 2016 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 06, 2016 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2015 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 28, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 27, 2015 1st report cal.908
May 12, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Feb 02, 2015 referred to children and families

Votes

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May 4, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S3071A
27
4
committee
27
Aye
4
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
4
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 8, 2016 - Children and Families committee Vote

S3071A
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Mar 8, 2016

May 27, 2015 - Finance committee Vote

S3071
29
2
committee
29
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 11, 2015 - Children and Families committee Vote

S3071
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 11, 2015

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S3071 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §501-i, Art 19-G Title 2 §510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5565
2013-2014: S2625
2017-2018: S555
2019-2020: S966

S3071 - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youths are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youths placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youths and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S3071 - Sponsor Memo

S3071 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3071

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, LIBOUS, MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
  Families

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the family court act, the criminal
  procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting  "Renee's
  law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Renee's law".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  declaration. The legislature hereby
finds and declares that it is a  fundamental  purpose  of  this  state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents  and  the  staff of programs licensed, certified and registered by
the office of children and  family  services.  The  legislature  further
finds  that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and that this function is a primary responsibility of  the  commissioner
of  children  and  family services to ensure. Ensuring the safety of the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies  licensed,
certified  and  registered by the office of children and family services
are committing serious crimes  within  such  programs,  and  that  these
crimes  are not being reported to the proper authorities. The provisions
of this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain  safety
within  such  licensed,  certified  and  registered programs, non-profit
community based programs and communities throughout the  state  allowing
youths  under  the  office of children and family services' jurisdiction

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04845-02-5

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S3071A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §501-i, Art 19-G Title 2 §510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5565
2013-2014: S2625
2017-2018: S555
2019-2020: S966

S3071A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youths are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youths placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youths and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.

S3071A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3071A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3071--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY,  GALLIVAN,  GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO, ORTT -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Children and
  Families -- recommitted to the Committee on Children and  Families  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the family court act, the criminal
  procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting  "Renee's
  law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Renee's law".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  declaration. The legislature hereby
finds and declares that it is a  fundamental  purpose  of  this  state's
juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi-
dents  and  the  staff of programs licensed, certified and registered by
the office of children and  family  services.  The  legislature  further
finds  that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of programs
licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training
and that this function is a primary responsibility of  the  commissioner
of  children  and  family services to ensure. Ensuring the safety of the
communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that
a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy.
The legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies  licensed,
certified  and  registered by the office of children and family services
are committing serious crimes  within  such  programs,  and  that  these
crimes  are not being reported to the proper authorities. The provisions
of this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain  safety
within  such  licensed,  certified  and  registered programs, non-profit

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04845-03-6

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