|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 14, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8151
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8151 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8151 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the social services law and the penal law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse PURPOSE : To require mandated reporters to report to law enforcement suspected child abuse involving a person in a position of authority or a position of trust. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 adds a new title 6-B of the Social Services law to create reporting requirements of child abuse to law enforcement involving persons in a position of authority or a position of trust and provides for penalties for willful failure to report and immunity from liability. It also provides a penalty for the willful failure of a mandated reporter to review existing records and information and report allegations. Section 2 amends the penal law to definitions for a "position of authority" and a "position of trust".
S8151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8151 I N S E N A T E June 14, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law and the penal law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding a new title 6-B to read as follows: TITLE 6-B REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SECTION 429-A. PERSONS AND OFFICIALS REQUIRED TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 429-B. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT. 429-C. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. 429-D. REVIEW OF EXISTING RECORDS FOR ALLEGATIONS THAT A CHILD IS AN ABUSED CHILD; DISTRICT ATTORNEY; PENALTY. S 429-A. PERSONS AND OFFICIALS REQUIRED TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 1. (A) THOSE PERSONS AND OFFICIALS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED THIR- TEEN OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE TO AN APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN THEY HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL OR OFFICIAL CAPACITY THAT: (I) A PERSON BEING EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON LESS THAN FOURTEEN YEARS OLD; OR (II) A PERSON BEING TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON LESS THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD AND THE PERSON BEING TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD OR MORE HAS AUTHORITY, PERCEIVED AUTHORITY, A POSITION OF TRUST, SUPERVISORY OR DISCIPLINARY POWER OVER THE PERSON LESS THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD BY VIRTUE OF HIS OR HER LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL, OCCUPA- TIONAL OR VOCATIONAL STATUS; OR (III) A PERSON HAS ENGAGED IN CONDUCT SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITH A PERSON UNDER TWEN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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