assembly Bill A4994A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
May 24, 2019 print number 4994a
May 24, 2019 amend and recommit to children and families
Feb 06, 2019 referred to children and families

Co-Sponsors

A4994 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1257
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8151
2017-2018: A11161, S2158
2021-2022: A7015, S2824

A4994 - Summary

Requires certain persons and officials to report child abuse or suspected child abuse to law enforcement authorities.

A4994 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4994

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GALEF, LALOR -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  child abuse

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

  Section  1.  Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new title 6-B to read as follows:
                                TITLE 6-B
                        REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE TO
                             LAW ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 429-A. DEFINITIONS.
        429-B.  PERSONS  AND  OFFICIALS  REQUIRED  TO  REPORT  CASES  OF
                  SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
        429-C. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
        429-D. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY.
  § 429-A. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE THE TERM :
  1.  "ABUSED  CHILD" SHALL MEAN A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS
UPON WHOM A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS NOT THE  PARENT
OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CHILD'S CARE:
  (A)  INTENTIONALLY  OR  RECKLESSLY  INFLICTS  PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS
PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR
  (B) INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY ENGAGES IN  CONDUCT  WHICH  CREATES  A
SUBSTANTIAL  RISK  OF PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH,
OR
  (C) COMMITS OR ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT AGAINST A CHILD THE CRIME OF DISSEM-
INATING INDECENT MATERIALS TO MINORS PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  TWO  HUNDRED
THIRTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW, OR
  (D) ENGAGES IN ANY CONDUCT PROHIBITED BY ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OR
TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE PENAL LAW;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06726-01-9

Co-Sponsors

A4994A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1257
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8151
2017-2018: A11161, S2158
2021-2022: A7015, S2824

A4994A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain persons and officials to report child abuse or suspected child abuse to law enforcement authorities.

A4994A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4994--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GALEF, LALOR -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children  and  Families  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  child abuse

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

  Section  1.  Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new title 6-B to read as follows:
                                TITLE 6-B
                        REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE TO
                             LAW ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 429-A. DEFINITIONS.
        429-B.  PERSONS  AND  OFFICIALS  REQUIRED  TO  REPORT  CASES  OF
                  SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
        429-C. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
        429-D. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY.
  § 429-A. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE THE TERM:
  1.  "ABUSED  CHILD" SHALL MEAN A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS
UPON WHOM A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS NOT THE  PARENT
OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CHILD'S CARE:
  (A)  INTENTIONALLY  OR  RECKLESSLY  INFLICTS  PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS
PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR
  (B) INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY ENGAGES IN  CONDUCT  WHICH  CREATES  A
SUBSTANTIAL  RISK  OF PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH,
OR
  (C) COMMITS OR ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT AGAINST A CHILD THE CRIME OF DISSEM-
INATING INDECENT MATERIALS TO MINORS PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  TWO  HUNDRED
THIRTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW, OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06726-03-9