assembly Bill A8492

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a "purple alert system" for missing victims of domestic violence

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Nov 17, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A8492 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7562
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-w, Exec L

A8492 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a "purple alert system" for missing victims of domestic violence.

A8492 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8492
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ANDERSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to the creation of a
   "purple alert system" for missing victims of domestic violence
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-w
 to read as follows:
   § 837-W. PURPLE ALERT SYSTEM; MISSING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. 1.
 WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE OFFICE  OF
 THE  GOVERNOR,  AND  OTHER  APPROPRIATE  LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE
 STATE, THE DIVISION SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE PURPLE ALERT
 SYSTEM TO BE ACTIVATED  ON  BEHALF  OF  A  MISSING  VICTIM  OF  DOMESTIC
 VIOLENCE,  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-
 NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, WHO HAS ELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
 PURPLE ALERT SYSTEM.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DESIGNATE A  STATEWIDE  COORDINATOR  OF  THE
 PURPLE ALERT SYSTEM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND ISSUE DIREC-
 TIVES  AS  NECESSARY TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PURPLE ALERT
 SYSTEM.  THE RULES AND DIRECTIVES SHALL INCLUDE:
   (A) THE PROCEDURES TO BE USED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY  TO  VERIFY
 WHETHER A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS MISSING;
   (B)  A  DESCRIPTION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A LAW ENFORCEMENT
 AGENCY IS REQUIRED TO REPORT A MISSING VICTIM OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  TO
 THE DIVISION;
   (C)  THE  PROCEDURES  TO  BE USED BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO REPORT
 INFORMATION ABOUT A MISSING VICTIM OF DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  TO  DESIGNATED
 MEDIA OUTLETS IN THE STATE;
   (D)  GUIDELINES  FOR RELEASING ONLY THE INFORMATION NECESSARY IN ORDER
 TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF A MISSING VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR WHOM
 A PURPLE ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED, INCLUDING  COMPLIANCE  WITH  THE  HEALTH
 INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996;
   (E) FORMS FOR USE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN REQUESTING ACTIVATION
 OF THE PURPLE ALERT SYSTEM; AND