senate Bill S7562

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 09, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2022 1st report cal.658
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Dec 03, 2021 referred to rules

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S7562 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8492
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §837-w, Exec L

S7562 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7562 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7562 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7562
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13506-01-1
 S. 7562                             2

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