|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S966
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S966 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§501, 501-c, 504, 507-a, 510-c & 837, add §501-i, Art 19-G Title 2 §510, Exec L; amd §166, Fam Ct Act; amd §§720.35 & 725.15, CP L; amd §212, Judy L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
S966 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts "Renee's Law"; directs the commissioner of children and family services to provide training to all employees of programs and facilities in which youths are placed or committed; grants access to office of children and family services' records, juvenile delinquency records, youthful offender records and juvenile offender records of youths placed or committed to a facility, to staff members and employees who are exposed to such youths and to foster parents who take custody of such person after his or her release; grants courts and attorneys access to such records in any proceeding for the commission of a crime while a youth is in the custody of the office of children and family services… (view more) prohibits the release, discharge or transfer of any youth who has engaged in criminal activity while in custody; requires the reporting to law enforcement authorities of criminal activity by a youth in the custody of the office of children and family services; requires a police officer to escort an employee sent to find a youth who is absent without authorization.
S966 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S966 SPONSOR: YOUNG TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting "Renee's law" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide greater protection and disclosure to employees of facilities where juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders are placed. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that the act shall be known as Renee's law. Section 2 states the legislature recognizes that the crisis in the Juve- nile Justice System has worsened in recent years. This bill would provide a safety net for the staff, youth, and the communities that have
S966 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 966 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, GALLIVAN, HELMING, ORTT, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the judiciary law, in relation to enacting "Renee's law" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Renee's law". § 2. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature hereby finds and declares that it is a fundamental purpose of this state's juvenile justice system to provide a safe environment for both the resi- dents and the staff of programs licensed, certified and registered by the office of children and family services. The legislature further finds that a safe environment is ensured by providing staff of programs licensed, certified and registered by such office with adequate training and that this function is a primary responsibility of the commissioner of children and family services to ensure. Ensuring the safety of the communities into which the youth are placed is paramount, requiring that a youth be placed in appropriate locations to avoid preventable tragedy. The legislature finds that residents of programs and agencies licensed, certified and registered by the office of children and family services are committing serious crimes within such programs, and that these crimes are not being reported to the proper authorities. The provisions of this act provide a critical framework to improve and maintain safety within such licensed, certified and registered programs, non-profit community based programs and communities throughout the state allowing youths under the office of children and family services' jurisdiction the ability to be rehabilitated and receive skills necessary to inhibit recidivism. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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