senate Bill S5674

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to differential response programs for child protection assessments or investigations

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
May 18, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Mar 15, 2021 referred to children and families


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May 18, 2021 - Children and Families committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

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S5674 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §427-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S4078, A2445

S5674 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to differential response programs for child protection assessments or investigations; requires social services districts to establish such programs upon authorization from the office of children and family services.

S5674 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5674 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 15, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
 AN ACT to amend the social services law,  in  relation  to  differential
   response programs for child protection assessments or investigations

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 427-a of the social services  law,
 as  amended  by  chapter  45  of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
   1. [Any] EACH social services district [may] SHALL, upon the  authori-
 zation  of  the  office  of  children  and  family services, establish a
 program that implements differential responses to reports of child abuse
 and maltreatment. Such programs shall create  a  family  assessment  and
 services  track  as  an  alternative means of addressing certain matters
 otherwise investigated as allegations of  child  abuse  or  maltreatment
 pursuant  to  this  title. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to
 the contrary, the provisions of this section shall apply only  to  those
 cases  involving  allegations  of  [abuse  or]  maltreatment  in  family
 settings expressly included in the family assessment and services  track
 of  the  AUTHORIZED  differential  response  program[, and only in those
 social services districts authorized by the office of children and fami-
 ly services to implement a differential response  program].  Such  cases
 shall  not  be subject to the requirements otherwise applicable to cases
 reported to the statewide central register of child abuse and  maltreat-
 ment pursuant to this title, except as set forth in this section.
   §  2.    The  opening  paragraph and paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of
 section 427-a of the social services law, as added by chapter 452 of the
 laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
   [Any] EACH social services  district  [interested  in  implementing  a
 differential response program] shall [apply] SUBMIT A PLAN to the office
 of children and family services ON OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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