|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 13, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7326
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7326 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7326 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7326 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the adminis- tration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreat- ment SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections one and two amend paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social services law, to require the confidential collection of a caller's name and contact information when that person is reporting instances of alleged child abuse or maltreatment. Section three adds new paragraph (d) to subdivision 2 of section 422, requiring that callers making reports to the central registry be asked for their name and contact number and that no report be transmitted to a local child protective service for investigation unless the caller's name and contact information is provided.
S7326 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7326 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the adminis- tration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreat- ment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 357 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: (a) The central register shall be capable of receiving telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment and of immediately identifying prior reports of child abuse or maltreatment and capable of monitoring the provision of child protective service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. To effectuate this purpose, but subject to the provisions of the appropriate local plan for the provision of child protective services, there shall be a single statewide telephone number that all persons, whether mandated by the law or not, may use to make telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment and that all persons so authorized by this title may use for determining the existence of prior reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child. In addition to the single statewide telephone number, there shall be a special unlisted express telephone number and a telephone facsimile number for use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone calls, or to transmit telephone facsimile information on a form provided by the commissioner of children and family services, alleging child abuse or maltreatment, and for use by all persons so authorized by this title for determining the existence of prior reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child. When any allegations contained in such telephone calls could reasonably constitute a report of child abuse or maltreatment, such allegations, THE CALLER'S NAME, THE CALLER'S EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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