|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 14, 2019||referred to children and families|
assembly Bill A6662
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Jo Anne Simon
A6662 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Children And Families
- Law Section:
- Civil Practice Law and Rules
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §4505, CPLR; amd §§413 & 420, Soc Serv L
A6662 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6662 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WALLACE -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules and the social services law, in relation to the "child abuse reporting expansion (CARE) act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "child abuse reporting expansion (CARE) act". § 2. Section 4505 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended by chapter 520 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows: § 4505. Confidential communication to clergy privileged. Unless the person confessing or confiding waives the privilege, a [clergyman] CLER- GY MEMBER, or other minister of any religion or duly accredited Chris- tian Science practitioner, shall not be allowed TO disclose a confession or confidence made to him OR HER in his OR HER professional [character] CAPACITY as spiritual advisor, EXCEPT WHEN THE CONFESSION OR CONFIDENCE RELATES TO A MATTER INVOLVING ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A MINOR. SUCH PRIVILEGE SHALL NOT BE GROUNDS FOR FAILURE TO REPORT A CASE OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT, AS REQUIRED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED THIR- TEEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE GROUNDS FOR EXCLUDING EVIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT FROM ANY EXAMINATION, TRIAL, OR OTHER JUDICIAL PROCEEDING IN WHICH THE COMMISSION OF SUCH ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT IS A SUBJECT OF INQUIRY. § 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social services law, as amended by section 7 of part C of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: (a) The following persons and officials are required to report or cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child coming before them in their professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated child, or when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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