senate Bill S555A

2017-2018 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
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
May 31, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2018 1st report cal.1327
Jan 11, 2018 print number 555a
Jan 11, 2018 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 09, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 09, 2017 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.602
Feb 07, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2017 referred to children and families

Votes

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May 22, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S555A
28
5
committee
28
Aye
5
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 9, 2018 - Children and Families committee Vote

S555
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2018

Apr 25, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S555
29
3
committee
29
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 7, 2017 - Children and Families committee Vote

S555
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 7, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S555 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5612
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a & 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
2015-2016: S3071, A5958
2019-2020: S966

S555 - 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.

S555 - Sponsor Memo

S555 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   555

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, LARKIN, MARCHIONE,
  ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
  ted 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".
  § 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S555A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5612
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a & 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
2015-2016: S3071, A5958
2019-2020: S966

S555A (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.

S555A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S555A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 555--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  DeFRANCISCO,  GALLIVAN,  HELMING, LARKIN,
  MARCHIONE, 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and 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, 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".
  §  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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