senate Bill S1257A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
May 22, 2019 print number 1257a
May 22, 2019 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 11, 2019 referred to children and families

Co-Sponsors

S1257 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4994
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S2158, A11161
2021-2022: S2824, A7015

S1257 - Summary

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

S1257 - Sponsor Memo

S1257 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1257

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERINO, AKSHAR, GALLIVAN, HELMING, JACOBS, RANZEN-
  HOFER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed 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.

Co-Sponsors

S1257A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4994
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S2158, A11161
2021-2022: S2824, A7015

S1257A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1257A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1257A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1257--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERINO, AKSHAR, GALLIVAN, HELMING, JACOBS, RANZEN-
  HOFER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Children  and Families -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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.

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.