senate Bill S8599A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the domestic violence accountability program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1881
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 15, 2018 print number 8599a
Jun 15, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to social services
May 10, 2018 referred to social services

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S8599 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §459-i, Soc Serv L; add §60.38, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3955

S8599 - Summary

Establishes the domestic violence accountability program; requires mandatory domestic violence counseling.

S8599 - Sponsor Memo

S8599 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8599

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the
  domestic violence rehabilitation program; and to amend the penal  law,
  in relation to mandatory domestic violence counseling

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

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
459-i to read as follows:
  §  459-I. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REHABILITATION PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED  A  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  REHABILITATION  PROGRAM  WITHIN  THE
DEPARTMENT.    THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH,  BY  REGULATION, THE
INSTRUCTIONAL AND REHABILITATIVE ASPECTS OF THE  PROGRAM.  SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL CONSIST OF AT LEAST TWENTY-SIX AND UP TO FIFTY-TWO SESSIONS OF ONE
HOUR TO ONE AND ONE-HALF HOURS EACH AND INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED
TO, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION IN AREAS DEEMED SUITABLE BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2. THE FORM, CONTENT AND METHOD OF PRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS ASPECTS
OF  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER. IN THE DEVEL-
OPMENT OF THE FORM, CURRICULUM AND CONTENT OF SUCH PROGRAM, THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  MAY CONSULT WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE DIRECTOR
OF THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOLISM AND ALCOHOL ABUSE,  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE
DIVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
AND ANY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY AND REQUEST AND RECEIVE ASSIST-
ANCE FROM THEM. THE COMMISSIONER IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO DEVELOP MORE THAN
ONE  CURRICULUM AND COURSE CONTENT FOR SUCH PROGRAM IN ORDER TO MEET THE
VARYING REHABILITATIVE NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS.
  3. A COURSE IN SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN AT LEAST EVERY COUN-
TY IN THE STATE, EXCEPT WHERE THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES THAT THERE  IS
NOT  A  SUFFICIENT  NUMBER  OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES IN A COUNTY TO
MANDATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID COURSE, AND THAT  PROVISIONS  BE  MADE
FOR  THE  RESIDENTS  OF SAID COUNTY TO ATTEND A COURSE IN ANOTHER COUNTY
WHERE A COURSE EXISTS.
  4. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM SHALL  BE  LIMITED  TO  THOSE  PERSONS
CONVICTED  OF  DOMESTIC  ABUSE OFFENSES OR PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN ADJUDI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S8599A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §459-i, Soc Serv L; add §60.38, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3955

S8599A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the domestic violence accountability program; requires mandatory domestic violence counseling.

S8599A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8599A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8599--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER,  FUNKE,  GRIFFO, HELMING, MARCHIONE,
  ROBACH, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the
  domestic violence accountability program; and to amend the penal  law,
  in relation to mandatory domestic violence counseling

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

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
459-i to read as follows:
  §  459-I. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE
FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  OF  THE
OFFICE  FOR  THE  PREVENTION  OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, IN CONSULTATION WITH
PROVIDERS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS AND DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  ACCOUNT-
ABILITY  PROGRAMS  AND  SUCH  OTHER  PROFESSIONALS AS HE OR SHE MAY DEEM
APPROPRIATE SHALL ESTABLISH, BY REGULATION, THE INSTRUCTIONAL AND  REHA-
BILITATIVE  ASPECTS  OF  THE  PROGRAM.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL CONSIST OF AT
LEAST TWENTY-SIX AND UP TO FIFTY-TWO SESSIONS OF ONE  HOUR  TO  ONE  AND
ONE-HALF  HOURS  EACH AND INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, CLASSROOM
INSTRUCTION IN AREAS DEEMED SUITABLE BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
  2. THE FORM, CONTENT AND METHOD OF PRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS ASPECTS
OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  IN  THE
DEVELOPMENT  OF  THE  FORM,  CURRICULUM AND CONTENT OF SUCH PROGRAM, THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY CONSULT WITH THE OFFICE OF THE  ATTORNEY  GENERAL
AND ANY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY AND REQUEST AND RECEIVE ASSIST-
ANCE  FROM  THEM.  THE  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO DEVELOP
MORE THAN ONE CURRICULUM AND COURSE CONTENT FOR SUCH PROGRAM IN ORDER TO
MEET THE VARYING NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS.
  3. A COURSE IN SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN AT LEAST EVERY COUN-
TY IN THE STATE, EXCEPT WHERE THE  EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  DETERMINES  THAT
THERE  IS  NOT  A  SUFFICIENT  NUMBER OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES IN A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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