Assembly Actions -
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
Senate Bill S5674
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S5674 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S5674 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5674 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to differential response programs for child protection assessments or investigations SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 427-a of the social services law to require the implementation of differential response programs regarding reports of child abuse and maltreatment. Section 2 of the bill amends subdivision 2 of section 427-a of the social services law to set forth certain requirements regarding such differential response programs, including requirements to remove implic- it biases. Section 3 of the bill amends subdivision 3 of section 427-a of the social services law to add language regarding the removal of implicit biases.
2021-S5674 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5674 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: 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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