senate Bill S7557

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to creating a hotline for the reporting of various forms of abuse which may jeopardize the health or welfare of any person

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2018 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1646
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 30, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 24, 2018 referred to aging

Votes

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Jun 7, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S7557
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 30, 2018 - Aging committee Vote

S7557
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Jan 30, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S7557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9845
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §473, Soc Serv L; amd §202, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6921
2019-2020: S1418

S7557 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to creating a hotline for the reporting of various forms of abuse which may jeopardize the health or welfare of any person.

S7557 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7557

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the social services law and the elder law,  in  relation
  to providing protective services to certain individuals

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

  Section 1. Section 473 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. (A) WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN
AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  SHALL  ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE, TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE
NUMBER (A "HOTLINE") TO RECEIVE REPORTS CONSISTENT WITH SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF  THIS  SECTION.  THE  HOTLINE SHALL RECEIVE REPORTS OF ALLEGATIONS OF
REPORTABLE INCIDENTS TWENTY-FOUR HOURS PER DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.   THE
HOTLINE SHALL ACCEPT ANONYMOUS CALLS.
  (B)  WHEN ANY ALLEGATION THAT COULD REASONABLY CONSTITUTE A REPORTABLE
INCIDENT IS RECEIVED BY THE HOTLINE, THE HOTLINE SHALL ACCEPT AND  IMME-
DIATELY  TRANSMIT  NOTICE OF THE REPORT ORALLY AND ELECTRONICALLY TO ANY
APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCIES OR LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE.  WHENEVER  A
TELEPHONE  CALL OR ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION TO THE HOTLINE ALLEGES AN ACT
OR CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY CONSTITUTE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR AN  IMMEDIATE
THREAT  TO  AN INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE, THE HOTLINE SHALL
CONVEY, BY THE MOST EXPEDIENT MEANS AVAILABLE, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED
IN SUCH CALL OR TRANSMISSION TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY
OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND, TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY, THE APPROPRIATE EMER-
GENCY  RESPONDER, AND THE RELEVANT STATE AGENCY OR LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES
OFFICE.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES FOR  TIMELY  AND  ACCURATE  REFERRALS  TO
OTHER  STATE  AGENCIES  OR ENTITIES THAT MAY HAVE INVESTIGATIVE OR OVER-
SIGHT AUTHORITY REGARDING REPORTED INCIDENTS.
  § 2. Subdivision 16 of section 202 of the elder law, as added by chap-
ter 455 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:

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

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