senate Bill S4765A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to conditional surrender of parental rights in family and surrogate's court

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 06, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2018 2nd report cal.
amended 4765a
Jan 30, 2018 1st report cal.343
Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
Jun 06, 2017 reported and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2017 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jan 30, 2018 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4765
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 30, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Jun 6, 2017 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4765
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2017

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S4765 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112-b, Dom Rel L; amd §262, Fam Ct Act; amd §§383-c & 384, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7221

S4765 - Summary

Relates to conditional surrender of parental rights in family and surrogate's court.

S4765 - Sponsor Memo

S4765 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4765

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- (at request of the Office of Court Adminis-
  tration)  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, the family court act and the
  social services law, in relation to conditional surrenders of parental
  rights in family and surrogate's court

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1  and  2  of section 112-b of the domestic
relations law, subdivision 1 as added by section 63 of part A of chapter
3 of the laws of 2005 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 41 of  the
laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the parties
to a proceeding under this  chapter  from  entering  into  an  agreement
regarding communication with or contact between an adoptive child, adop-
tive parent or parents and a birth parent or parents and/or the adoptive
child's  biological  siblings  or half-siblings, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
SUCH AN AGREEMENT SHALL NOT BE LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE UNLESS  THE  JUDICIAL
APPROVAL  OF  THE  AGREEMENT  HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO A WRITTEN ORDER
ENTERED BY THE COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. Agreements regarding communication or contact between  an  adoptive
child,  adoptive parent or parents, and a birth parent or parents and/or
biological siblings or half-siblings of an adoptive child shall  not  be
legally  enforceable  unless the terms of the agreement are incorporated
into a written court order entered in accordance with the provisions  of
this  section.  AN  AGREEMENT  FOR  CONTACT OR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE
CHILD AND HIS OR HER SIBLINGS OR HALF-SIBLINGS WHERE  THE  CHILD  AND/OR
SIBLINGS  OR  HALF-SIBLINGS ARE FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL NOT
BE ENFORCEABLE UNLESS  SUCH  CHILD  AND  SUCH  SIBLING  OR  HALF-SIBLING
CONSENT  TO THE AGREEMENT IN WRITING. The court shall not incorporate an
agreement regarding communication or contact into an  order  unless  the

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

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112-b, Dom Rel L; amd §262, Fam Ct Act; amd §§383-c & 384, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7221

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conditional surrender of parental rights in family and surrogate's court.

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4765--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- (at request of the Office of Court Adminis-
  tration)  --  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, ordered to  first
  report,  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a second report and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, the family court act and the
  social services law, in relation to conditional surrenders of parental
  rights in family and surrogate's court

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1  and  2  of section 112-b of the domestic
relations law, subdivision 1 as added by section 63 of part A of chapter
3 of the laws of 2005 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 41 of  the
laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the parties
to a proceeding under this  chapter  from  entering  into  an  agreement
regarding communication with or contact between an adoptive child, adop-
tive parent or parents and a birth parent or parents and/or the adoptive
child's  biological  siblings  or half-siblings, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
SUCH AN AGREEMENT SHALL NOT BE LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE UNLESS  THE  JUDICIAL
APPROVAL  OF  THE  AGREEMENT  HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO A WRITTEN ORDER
ENTERED BY THE COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. Agreements regarding communication or contact between  an  adoptive
child,  adoptive parent or parents, and a birth parent or parents and/or
biological siblings or half-siblings of an adoptive child shall  not  be
legally  enforceable  unless the terms of the agreement are incorporated
into a written court order entered in accordance with the provisions  of
this  section.  AN  AGREEMENT  FOR  CONTACT OR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE
CHILD AND HIS OR HER SIBLINGS OR HALF-SIBLINGS WHERE  THE  CHILD  AND/OR

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

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