senate Bill S2956A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York state familial search policy and the release of certain information for familial DNA searches

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2017 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.144
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 03, 2017 print number 2956a
Feb 03, 2017 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 18, 2017 referred to finance

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S2956 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995-b & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8216

S2956 - Summary

Establishes the New York state familial search policy; relates to the release of certain information for familial DNA searches where a written agreement governing the use and dissemination of such DNA records exists.

S2956 - Sponsor Memo

S2956 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2956

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BOYLE,  GOLDEN, AKSHAR, AMEDORE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Finance

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the New
  York state familial search policy and the release of  information  for
  familial DNA searches

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 995-b of  the  executive  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  (I) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL PROVIDE NONBINDING RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR A NEW YORK STATE FAMILIAL SEARCH POLICY. THE FAMILIAL SEARCH  POLICY
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ASSESSING AND EVALUATING THE ACCU-
RACY  OF FAMILIAL DNA SEARCHES, PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PARAME-
TERS FOR FAMILIAL DNA SEARCHING, CREATING PROCEDURES FOR  WHEN  FAMILIAL
SEARCHES  SHOULD  AND  SHOULD  NOT BE USED, AND DETERMINING THE EXPECTED
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONDUCTING FAMILIAL  DNA  SEARCHES  IN  NEW  YORK
STATE.
  (II)  FOR  THE  ACCOMPLISHMENT  OF  ITS PURPOSES, THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO UNDERTAKE ANY  STUDIES,  INQUIRIES,
SURVEYS OR ANALYSES IT MAY DEEM RELEVANT THROUGH ITS OWN PERSONNEL OR IN
COOPERATION  WITH OR BY AGREEMENT WITH ANY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGEN-
CY.
  (III) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL MEET  AND  HOLD  PUBLIC  HEARINGS  OR
PRIVATE  MEETINGS AND SHALL HAVE ALL THE POWERS OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMIT-
TEE PURSUANT TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
  (IV) THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A REPORT OF THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEES FIND-
INGS, INCLUDING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE  ACTION  AS  IT  MAY
DEEM  NECESSARY  AND APPROPRIATE, TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE NO
LATER THAN DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07119-01-7

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S2956A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995-b & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8216

S2956A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the New York state familial search policy; relates to the release of certain information for familial DNA searches where a written agreement governing the use and dissemination of such DNA records exists.

S2956A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2956A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2956--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BOYLE,  GOLDEN, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, AVELLA,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the New
  York state familial search policy and the release of  information  for
  familial DNA searches

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 995-b of  the  executive  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  (I) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL PROVIDE NONBINDING RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR A NEW YORK STATE FAMILIAL SEARCH POLICY. THE FAMILIAL SEARCH  POLICY
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ASSESSING AND EVALUATING THE ACCU-
RACY  OF FAMILIAL DNA SEARCHES, PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PARAME-
TERS FOR FAMILIAL DNA SEARCHING, CREATING PROCEDURES FOR  WHEN  FAMILIAL
SEARCHES  SHOULD  AND  SHOULD  NOT BE USED, AND DETERMINING THE EXPECTED
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS OF CONDUCTING FAMILIAL  DNA  SEARCHES  IN  NEW  YORK
STATE.
  (II)  FOR  THE  ACCOMPLISHMENT  OF  ITS PURPOSES, THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE
SHALL BE AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO UNDERTAKE ANY  STUDIES,  INQUIRIES,
SURVEYS OR ANALYSES IT MAY DEEM RELEVANT THROUGH ITS OWN PERSONNEL OR IN
COOPERATION  WITH OR BY AGREEMENT WITH ANY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGEN-
CY.
  (III) THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL MEET  AND  HOLD  PUBLIC  HEARINGS  OR
PRIVATE  MEETINGS AND SHALL HAVE ALL THE POWERS OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMIT-
TEE PURSUANT TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
  (IV) THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A REPORT OF THE DNA SUBCOMMITTEES FIND-
INGS, INCLUDING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE  ACTION  AS  IT  MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07119-02-7

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