assembly Bill A11161

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse

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Jun 12, 2018 referred to children and families

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A11161 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2158
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8151
2019-2020: A4994, S1257
2021-2022: A7015, S2824

A11161 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A11161 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  11161

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Galef) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services 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. DEFINITIONS.
        429-B.  PERSONS  AND  OFFICIALS  REQUIRED  TO  REPORT  CASES  OF
                  SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
        429-C. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
        429-D. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY.
  § 429-A. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE THE TERM :
  1.  "ABUSED  CHILD" SHALL MEAN A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS
UPON WHOM A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS NOT THE  PARENT
OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CHILD'S CARE:
  (A)  INTENTIONALLY  OR  RECKLESSLY  INFLICTS  PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS
PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR
  (B) INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY ENGAGES IN  CONDUCT  WHICH  CREATES  A
SUBSTANTIAL  RISK  OF PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH,
OR
  (C) COMMITS OR ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT AGAINST A CHILD THE CRIME OF DISSEM-
INATING INDECENT MATERIALS TO MINORS PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  TWO  HUNDRED
THIRTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW, OR
  (D) ENGAGES IN ANY CONDUCT PROHIBITED BY ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OR
TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE PENAL LAW;
  2. "LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES" SHALL MEAN A MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPART-
MENT,  SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE OR ANY OFFICER
THEREOF OR A DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES SHALL

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