assembly Bill A7015

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
Apr 19, 2021 referred to children and families

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A7015 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2824
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8151
2017-2018: A11161, S2158
2019-2020: A4994, S1257

A7015 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain persons and officials to report child abuse or suspected child abuse to law enforcement authorities.

A7015 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7015
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GALEF, LALOR -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
   child abuse
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding
 a new title 6-B to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 6-B
                         REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE TO
                              LAW ENFORCEMENT
 SECTION 429-A. DEFINITIONS.
         429-B.  PERSONS  AND  OFFICIALS  REQUIRED  TO  REPORT  CASES  OF
                   SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
         429-C. PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
         429-D. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY.
   § 429-A. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE THE TERM:
   1.  "ABUSED  CHILD" SHALL MEAN A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS
 UPON WHOM A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS NOT THE  PARENT
 OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CHILD'S CARE:
   (A)  INTENTIONALLY  OR  RECKLESSLY  INFLICTS  PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS
 PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR
   (B) INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY ENGAGES IN  CONDUCT  WHICH  CREATES  A
 SUBSTANTIAL  RISK  OF PHYSICAL INJURY, SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH,
 OR
   (C) COMMITS OR ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT AGAINST A CHILD THE CRIME OF DISSEM-
 INATING INDECENT MATERIALS TO MINORS PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  TWO  HUNDRED
 THIRTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW, OR
   (D) ENGAGES IN ANY CONDUCT PROHIBITED BY ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OR
 TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE PENAL LAW;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07289-01-1