senate Bill S7712

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Incorporates identity theft into the definition of elder abuse for purposes of support services and programs for elder persons

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 11, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 04, 2020 1st report cal.582
Feb 10, 2020 referred to aging

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S7712 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10064
Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§209, 202, 215, 217 & 214-c, Eld L; amd §21-201, NYC Ad Cd

S7712 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Incorporates identity theft into the definition of elder abuse for purposes of support services and programs for elder persons.

S7712 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7712

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, the executive law and the  administrative
  code  of  the  city of New York, in relation to incorporating identity
  theft into the definition of  elder  abuse  for  purposes  of  support
  services and programs for elder persons

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 209 of the elder law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I) "ELDER ABUSE OR EXPLOITATION" SHALL MEAN  ANY  KNOWING  OR  INTEN-
TIONAL ACT BY A PERSON WHICH CAUSES HARM OR A SERIOUS RISK OF HARM TO AN
OLDER ADULT INCLUDING PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL, OR FINANCIAL HARM, OR
HARM RELATED TO IDENTITY THEFT, OR NEGLECT, ABANDONMENT OR CONFINEMENT.
  § 2. Subdivision 16 of section 202 of the elder law, as added by chap-
ter 455 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  16.  to  the  extent appropriations are available, and in consultation
with the office of children and family services, conduct a public educa-
tion campaign that  emphasizes  zero-tolerance  for  elder  abuse.  Such
campaign shall include information about the signs and symptoms of elder
abuse,  identification  of  potential  causes  of elder abuse, resources
available to assist in the prevention of elder  abuse,  where  suspected
elder  abuse  can be reported, contact information for programs offering
services to victims of elder abuse such as  counseling,  and  assistance
with arranging personal care and shelter. Such campaign may include, but
not  be  limited  to:  printed  educational and informational materials;
audio, video, electronic, other media; and public service  announcements
or  advertisements.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "ELDER
ABUSE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS THE TERM "ELDER ABUSE OR EXPLOITA-
TION" AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (I) OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION  TWO
HUNDRED NINE OF THIS TITLE.
  §  3.  Subdivision  1  of  section  215 of the elder law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:

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

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