senate Bill S5932

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the appointment of a child advocate

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
Jun 06, 2017 reported and committed to rules
May 08, 2017 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Children and Families committee Vote

S5932
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2018

Jun 6, 2017 - Children and Families committee Vote

S5932
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2017

excused (1)

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S5932 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A164
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §421, Soc Serv L; amd §1018, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9713
2015-2016: S4772, A2934
2019-2020: A4182

S5932 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the appointment of a child advocate.

S5932 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5932 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5932

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law and the  family  court  act,  in
  relation to the appointment of a child advocate

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

  Section 1. Section 421 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. REPORT TO FAMILY COURT FOR THE  APPOINTMENT  OF  A  CHILD  ADVOCATE
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  ONE  THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN  OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT,
FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT THAT REQUIRES THE CARE  OF  A  HEALTHCARE  PROFES-
SIONAL,  AND  WHERE  THE  HEALTHCARE  PROFESSIONAL  AND CHILD PROTECTIVE
SERVICES DO NOT AGREE ON AN APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION FOR THE CHILD.
  § 2. Section 1018 of the family court act, as added by section  11  of
part A of chapter 3 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  §  1018.  Conferencing  and  mediation. 1. In any proceeding initiated
pursuant to this article, the court may, at  its  discretion,  authorize
the  use of conferencing or mediation at any point in the proceedings to
further a plan for the child that fosters the  child's  health,  safety,
and  well-being.  Such  conferencing or mediation may involve interested
relatives or other adults who are significant in the life of the child.
  2. A CHILD ADVOCATE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE  COURT,  WHEN  A  REPORT
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW,  IS  RECEIVED.  SUCH  ADVOCATE  SHALL  MEDIATE  ANY
DISPUTES BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
WORKERS ON THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION FOR THE CHILD.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02466-01-7

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