senate Bill S6437A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires police agencies to take reports of missing adults whenever the adult is reported to be missing

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2016 signed chap.316
Aug 30, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.242
substituted for a9957
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2016 1st report cal.1395
Mar 15, 2016 print number 6437a
Mar 15, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 13, 2016 referred to finance

S6437 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9957
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-f-2, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7864

S6437 - Summary

Requires police agencies to take reports of missing adults whenever the adult is reported to be missing.

S6437 - Sponsor Memo

S6437 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6437

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring police agen-
  cies to take reports of missing adults whenever the adult is  reported
  to be missing

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

  Section 1.   This act shall be known  and  may  be  cited  as  "Lamont
Dottin's law".
  S  2.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-f-2 to
read as follows:
  S 837-F-2. MISSING ADULTS. IN THE EVENT THAT A POLICE AGENCY  RECEIVES
A  REPORT  THAT  A PERSON IS MISSING FROM HIS OR HER NORMAL AND ORDINARY
PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND WHOSE  WHEREABOUTS  CANNOT  BE  DETERMINED  BY  A
PERSON  WHOSE  RELATIONSHIP WITH SUCH PERSON WOULD PLACE THEM IN A POSI-
TION TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR WHEREABOUTS,  AND  SUCH  MISSING  PERSON
DOES  NOT  QUALIFY  AS  EITHER A MISSING CHILD PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT
HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-E OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW OR A VULNERABLE ADULT PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-F-1 OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,  THE
POLICE  AGENCY SHALL COLLECT INFORMATION NECESSARY TO FILE AN ELECTRONIC
REPORT WITH THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER REGISTER. WITHIN TWEN-
TY-FOUR HOURS OF COLLECTING THE INFORMATION, IF THE  POLICE  AGENCY  HAS
NOT  BEEN  NOTIFIED THAT THE MISSING PERSON HAS BEEN LOCATED, THE POLICE
AGENCY SHALL SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC REPORT REGARDING  THE  MISSING  PERSON
WITH THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER REGISTER.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07820-01-5

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S6437A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9957
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-f-2, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7864

S6437A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires police agencies to take reports of missing adults whenever the adult is reported to be missing.

S6437A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6437A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6437--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring police agen-
  cies  to take reports of missing adults whenever the adult is reported
  to be missing

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

  Section  1.    This  act  shall  be  known and may be cited as "Lamont
Dottin's law".
  S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  837-f-2  to
read as follows:
  S  837-F-2. MISSING ADULTS. IN THE EVENT THAT A POLICE AGENCY RECEIVES
A REPORT THAT AN ADULT PERSON IS MISSING FROM  HIS  OR  HER  NORMAL  AND
ORDINARY  PLACE  OF RESIDENCE AND WHOSE WHEREABOUTS CANNOT BE DETERMINED
BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH SUCH ADULT PERSON  WOULD  PLACE
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  IN  A  POSITION TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS OR HER WHERE-
ABOUTS, AND THAT SUCH MISSING ADULT PERSON HAS A PROVEN  DISABILITY,  OR
MAY  BE  IN  PHYSICAL  DANGER, OR IS MISSING AFTER A CATASTROPHE, OR MAY
HAVE DISAPPEARED INVOLUNTARILY, OR IS MISSING UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES  WHERE
THERE  IS  A  REASONABLE CONCERN FOR HIS OR HER SAFETY; AND SUCH MISSING
ADULT PERSON DOES NOT QUALIFY AS EITHER  A  MISSING  CHILD  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  EIGHT  HUNDRED  THIRTY-SEVEN-E  OF THIS ARTICLE OR A VULNERABLE
ADULT PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-F-1 OF  THIS  ARTI-
CLE,  THE  POLICE  AGENCY SHALL COLLECT INFORMATION NECESSARY TO FILE AN
ELECTRONIC REPORT REGARDING THE MISSING ADULT PERSON WITH  THE  NATIONAL
CRIME  INFORMATION  CENTER REGISTER AND SUBMIT SUCH ELECTRONIC REPORT TO
THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER REGISTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07820-04-6

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