assembly Bill A6700

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes procedures regarding orders of post-termination visitation and/or contact between a child and such child's parent

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Current Bill Status Via S6357 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.217
substituted for a6700
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by s6357
Jun 01, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.217
rules report cal.217
reported
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 reported referred to codes
Mar 25, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A6700 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6357
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §634, Fam Ct Act; amd §384-b, Soc Serv L

A6700 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes procedures regarding orders of post-termination visitation and/or contact between a child and such child's parent and for modification of such orders.

A6700 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6700
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the family court act and the social services law, in
   relation to establishing procedures regarding orders of  post-termina-
   tion visitation and/or contact between a child and such child's parent

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 634 of the family court act, as amended by  chapter
 666 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
   §  634.  Commitment  of  guardianship and custody; further orders. The
 court may enter an order under section six hundred  thirty-one  OF  THIS
 PART  committing  the guardianship and custody of the child to the peti-
 tioner on such conditions, if any, as it deems proper, INCLUDING BUT NOT
 LIMITED TO, AN  ORDER  OF  POST-TERMINATION  VISITATION  AND/OR  CONTACT
 PURSUANT  TO  SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR-B OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
 LAW.
   § 2. Section 384-b of the social services law  is  amended  by  adding
 five new subdivisions 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 to read as follows:
   14.  (A)  UPON  APPLICATION  BY  ANY  PARTY TO A PROCEEDING UNDER THIS
 SECTION, (I) THE COURT SHALL ORDER  POST-TERMINATION  VISITATION  AND/OR
 CONTACT BETWEEN THE CHILD AND SUCH CHILD'S PARENT WHO IS A PARTY TO SUCH
 PROCEEDING  ON  SUCH  TERMS  AND CONDITIONS AS MAY BE AGREED UPON BY THE
 PARENT, THE CHILD, AND THE FOSTER PARENT OR AUTHORIZED AGENCY  PRIOR  TO
 THE  ENTRY  OF  AN  ORDER COMMITTING THE GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF THE
 CHILD; OR (II) IF ANY PARTY DOES NOT CONSENT, THE COURT MAY ORDER  POST-
 TERMINATION  VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT BETWEEN THE CHILD AND THE CHILD'S
 PARENT AFTER A HEARING AT WHICH THE COURT HAS DETERMINED  THAT  (A)  THE
 PARTY'S CONSENT IS BEING UNREASONABLY WITHHELD; AND (B) POST-TERMINATION
 VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD.
   (B)  THE  HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE COURT SHOULD ENTER AN ORDER
 OF POST-TERMINATION VISITATION AND/OR CONTACT SHALL BE HELD  EITHER  (I)
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.