assembly Bill A6662B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.166
rules report cal.166
reported
Jul 17, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jul 15, 2020 print number 6662b
Jul 15, 2020 amend and recommit to codes
Jul 13, 2020 reported referred to codes
Jul 10, 2020 print number 6662a
Jul 10, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
Mar 14, 2019 referred to children and families

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A6662 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5711
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

A6662 - Summary

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act; relates to making clergy members required reporters of child abuse or mistreatment.

A6662 - 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.

Co-Sponsors

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A6662A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5711
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

A6662A - Summary

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act; relates to making clergy members required reporters of child abuse or mistreatment.

A6662A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6662--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WALLACE, SIMOTAS, D'URSO, BURKE, SIMON, STIRPE,
  BUTTENSCHON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Children and
  Families -- recommitted to the Committee on Children and  Families  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- 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 establishing the
  "child abuse reporting expansion 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 act".
  §  2.  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
maltreated child where  the  parent,  guardian,  custodian  [or],  other
person  legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their
professional or official capacity and  states  from  personal  knowledge
facts,  conditions  or circumstances which, if correct, would render the
child an abused or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician
assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner; dentist;  dental  hygien-
ist; osteopath; optometrist; chiropractor; podiatrist; resident; intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian;  licensed  creative  arts  therapist; licensed marriage and family
therapist; licensed mental  health  counselor;  licensed  psychoanalyst;
licensed  behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant; hospi-

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

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A6662B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5711
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

A6662B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act; relates to making clergy members required reporters of child abuse or mistreatment.

A6662B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6662--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WALLACE, SIMOTAS, D'URSO, BURKE, SIMON, STIRPE,
  BUTTENSCHON, JAFFEE -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Children  and Families -- recommitted to the Committee on Children and
  Families in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes
  -- 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
  "child abuse reporting expansion 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 act".
  §  2.  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
maltreated child where  the  parent,  guardian,  custodian  [or],  other
person  legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their
professional or official capacity and  states  from  personal  knowledge
facts,  conditions  or circumstances which, if correct, would render the
child an abused or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician
assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner; dentist;  dental  hygien-
ist; osteopath; optometrist; chiropractor; podiatrist; resident; intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian;  licensed  creative  arts  therapist; licensed marriage and family

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