senate Bill S1481

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the powers and duties of the advisory council of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 16, 2018 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.172
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2017 1st report cal.408
Jan 09, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jan 17, 2018 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S1481
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 17, 2018

Mar 8, 2017 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S1481
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 8, 2017

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S1481 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9583
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง561, Exec L

S1481 - Summary

Relates to the powers and duties of the advisory council of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs; adds additional duties relating to investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect.

S1481 - Sponsor Memo

S1481 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1481

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ORTT, MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Mental  Health  and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and duties
  of the advisory council of the justice center for  the  protection  of
  people with special needs

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

  Section 1. Section 561 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. THE COUNCIL SHALL  REVIEW  THE  MISSION  AND  OPERATIONS  OF  THE
JUSTICE  CENTER  FOR  THE  PROTECTION  OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, THE
VALIDITY OF CLAIMS OF ABUSE  AND  NEGLECT  AND  THE  APPROPRIATENESS  OF
PROSECUTORIAL ACTIONS. THIS REVIEW SHALL ALSO INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:
  (A) ENSURING THAT ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE VALID AND IF SO
HAVE BEEN PROMPTLY AND FULLY INVESTIGATED;
  (B) REVIEWING COMMON STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR INVESTIGATORS;
  (C)  ENSURING  THAT  INDIVIDUALS  WHO  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR ABUSE AND
NEGLECT HAVE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE;
  (D) REVIEWING ALL PROSECUTORIAL CONDUCT AND ENSURING ALL  PROSECUTIONS
WERE VALID AND WITHIN THE MISSION OF THE AGENCY;
  (E)  REVIEWING  THE REGISTER OF NAMES OF INDIVIDUALS FOUND RESPONSIBLE
FOR ACTS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT AND  WHETHER  SUCH  INDIVIDUALS  HAVE  BEEN
BARRED FROM EMPLOYMENT IN THE CARE OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS; AND
  (F) REVIEWING INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO CASES INVOLVING
DEATH.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06481-01-7

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