assembly Bill A3900

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs child protective services to investigate and test a child under the age of 3 who was in the vicinity of a drug arrest of a parent, guardian or person legally responsible for the child

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
Jun 07, 2017 held for consideration in children and families
Jan 30, 2017 referred to children and families

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A3900 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S137
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §424, Soc Serv L; amd §1034, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8221
2019-2020: A3393, S1938
2021-2022: S5352

A3900 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs child protective services to investigate and test, for the presence of controlled substances, a child under the age of 3 who was in the vicinity of a drug arrest of a parent, guardian or person legally responsible for the child; authorizes family courts to order the production of such a child for the purpose of conducting such testing; and directs the office of children and family services to compile data on such testing, and to submit a report thereon to the governor and the legislature.

A3900 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3900

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to directing  child
  protective services to investigate for child abuse or maltreatment, in
  any case where a child, under the age of 3 years is in the vicinity of
  a person arrested for a controlled substance offense when the arrested
  person is the parent or guardian of, or person legally responsible for
  such child, and requiring the testing of such a child for the presence
  of  controlled  substances  in  his or her system; to amend the family
  court act, in relation to authorizing courts to order  the  production
  of  such  a child for the purpose of testing; and directing the office
  of children and family services to submit  a  report  thereon  to  the
  governor and the legislature

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

  Section 1. Section 424 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15. UPON THE RECEIPT OF A REPORT OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR MALTREAT-
MENT OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THREE YEARS, MADE BY A PERSON  REQUIRED
TO  REPORT  CASES  OF  SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT PURSUANT TO
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THIS TITLE, WHEN SUCH CHILD WAS IN  THE
VICINITY OF HIS OR HER PARENT OR GUARDIAN, OR A PERSON LEGALLY RESPONSI-
BLE  FOR  THE  CHILD, WHO WAS ARRESTED FOR AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN ARTICLE
TWO HUNDRED TWENTY OF THE PENAL LAW, IMMEDIATELY CAUSE AN  INVESTIGATION
TO BE COMMENCED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE CHILD IS ABUSED AND MALTREATED,
AND  CAUSE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF SUCH REPORT, A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST OR OTHER
APPROPRIATE TEST TO BE PERFORMED ON THE CHILD TO DETERMINE THE  PRESENCE
OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN THE CHILD'S SYSTEM.
  §  2.  Subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section
1034 of the family court act, as amended by chapter 740 of the  laws  of
2006, is amended to read as follows:

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