senate Bill S8151

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse

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Jun 14, 2016 referred to rules

S8151 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L; amd §130.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2158
2019-2020: S1257
2021-2022: S2824

S8151 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain persons to report child abuse or suspected child abuse to law enforcement authorities.

S8151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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