|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 22, 2020||referred to children and families|
delivered to assembly
|Jul 21, 2020||ordered to third reading cal.836|
|Jul 20, 2020||reported and committed to rules|
|Mar 03, 2020||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S7930
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7930 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7930 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7930 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to eliminating the use of the term incorrigible PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill is intended to eliminate the stigma of being labelled as "incorrigible" in Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS) proceedings. This is a term that, at least, implicitly and in practice singles out girls of color for not matching expectations of stereotypical "feminine" behavior and labels them as "uncorrectable" or unreformable". SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 712 of the Family Court Act by deleting the word "incorrigible".
S7930 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7930 I N S E N A T E March 3, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to eliminating the use of the term incorrigible THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions (a) and (c) of section 712 of the family court act, as amended by section 1 of part K of chapter 56 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows: (a) "Person in need of supervision". A person less than eighteen years of age: (i) who does not attend school in accordance with the provisions of part one of article sixty-five of the education law; (ii) who is [incorrigible,] ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of a parent or other person legally responsible for such child's care, or other lawful authority; (iii) who violates the provisions of: (1) section 221.05; or (2) 230.00 of the penal law; (iv) or who appears to be a sexually exploited child as defined in paragraph (a), (c) or (d) of subdivision one of section four hundred forty-seven-a of the social services law, but only if the child consents to the filing of a petition under this article. (c) "Fact-finding hearing". A hearing to determine whether the respondent did the acts alleged to show that he or she violated a law or is [incorrigible,] ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the control of his or her parents, guardian or legal custodian. § 2. Paragraph (i) of subdivision (a) of section 732 of the family court act, as amended by section 9 of part G of chapter 58 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (i) the respondent is an habitual truant or is [incorrigible,] ungo- vernable[,] or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of his or her parents, guardian or lawful custodian, or has been the victim of sexual exploitation as defined in subdivision one of section four hundred forty-seven-a of the social services law, and specifying the acts on which the allegations are based and the time and place they allegedly occurred. Where habitual truancy is alleged or the petitioner EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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