|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to children and families|
|Jun 06, 2017||reported and committed to rules|
|May 01, 2017||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S5790
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5790 - Details
S5790 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5790 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the family court act and the social services law, in relation to orders committing guardianship and custody of a child PURPOSE : The bill will be known as the "Preserving Family Bonds" Act. This bill grants family court judges the discretion to order continued visitation and/or contact between children and their birth parents and/or their siblings after a parent's rights have been terminated. The judge may grant post-termination contact at the disposition hearing in a termination of parental rights proceeding when such contact is deemed by the Court to be in the child or children's best interests. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : *ensures that the provisions governing post-termination visitation and/or contact included in Social Services Law section 384-b apply to judges conducting termination of parental rights disposition hearings pursuant to the Family Court Act. *amends the social services law to authorize family court judges to order post-termination visitation and/or contact to the parent,
S5790 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5790 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the family court act and the social services law, in relation to orders committing guardianship and custody of a child THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 634 of the family court act, as amended by chapter 666 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: § 634. Commitment of guardianship and custody; further orders. The court may enter an order under section six hundred thirty-one committing the guardianship and custody of the child to the petitioner on such conditions, if any, as it deems proper, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ORDER OF POST-TERMINATION VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR-B OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. § 2. Section 384-b of the social services law is amended by adding four new subdivisions 14, 15, 16 and 17 to read as follows: 14. UPON APPLICATION OF ANY PARTY TO A PROCEEDING UNDER THIS SECTION, AN ORDER COMMITTING THE GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF A CHILD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE THE GRANTING OF VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT TO THE PARENT, CUSTODIAN, AND/OR SIBLING WHO IS A PARTY TO THE PROCEEDING, PROVIDED SUCH VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT WITH THE CHILD IS FOUND BY THE COURT TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. THE COURT SHALL HAVE DISCRETION, DEPENDING ON THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD, TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF SUPERVISION OF ANY VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT. 15. PARENTS AND SUBJECT CHILDREN WHO ARE PARTIES TO THE TERMINATION PROCEEDING UNDER ARTICLE SIX OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT AND THIS SECTION, AS WELL AS THE SUBJECT CHILD'S FOSTER PARENTS, SHALL HAVE NOTICE OF AND STANDING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BEST INTEREST POST-TERMINATION VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT HEARING. 16. ALL PARTIES TO A POST-TERMINATION VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF THIS SECTION, AS WELL AS ANY PERSON EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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