|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2018||referred to children and families|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S7557
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7557 - Details
S7557 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7557 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the elder law, in relation to providing protective services to certain individuals PURPOSE: The legislation creates a hotline for the reporting of various forms of abuse which may jeopardize the health or welfare of vulnerable adults. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Section 473 of the social services law to add a new subdivision that establishes a statewide, toll-free hotline to receive reports of various forms of abuse regarding vulnerable adults. The hotline shall be operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Section 2: Amends subdivision 16 of section 202 of the elder law to
S7557 - 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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