senate Bill S4475

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of person in parental relationship to a child

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2019 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.539
Mar 12, 2019 referred to health

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S4475 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1121
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2164, Pub Health L; amd §3212, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6013, A8094

S4475 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of person in parental relationship to a child; includes a person possessing a lawful order of custody of a child.

S4475 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4475 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4475

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to the definition of person in parental relationship to a child

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

  Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 2164 of the  public
health law, as amended by chapter 401 of the laws of 2015, is amended to
read as follows:
  c.  The  term  "person in parental relation to a child" shall mean and
include [his] THE CHILD'S father or mother, by birth or adoption,  [his]
THE  CHILD'S  legally  appointed  guardian, A PERSON POSSESSING A LAWFUL
ORDER OF CUSTODY OF A CHILD, or [his] THE CHILD'S  custodian.  A  person
shall  be  regarded as the custodian of a child if he OR SHE has assumed
the charge and  care  of  the  child  because  the  parents  or  legally
appointed  guardian of the minor have died, are imprisoned, are mentally
ill, or have been committed to an  institution,  or  because  they  have
abandoned  or  deserted  such  child  or are living outside the state or
their whereabouts are unknown, or have designated the person pursuant to
title fifteen-A of article five of the  general  obligations  law  as  a
person in parental relation to the child.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3212 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 119 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  Definition. As used in this article, a person in parental relation
to another individual shall include [his] THE CHILD'S father or  mother,
by  birth  or  adoption,  [his]  THE CHILD'S step-father or step-mother,
[his] THE CHILD'S legally appointed  guardian,  A  PERSON  POSSESSING  A
LAWFUL  ORDER  OF  CUSTODY OF A CHILD, or [his] THE CHILD'S custodian. A
person shall be regarded as the custodian of another individual if he OR
SHE has assumed the charge and  care  of  such  individual  because  the
parents  or legally appointed guardian of such individual have died, are

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

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