|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Dec 13, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7591
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7591 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7591 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting "Destini Smothers' law" to require collaboration between law enforcement agencies in missing persons investigations and to provide support for relatives of such missing persons PURPOSE: This bill will ensure collaboration across Missings Persons & Domestic Violence departments in law enforcement agencies throughout New York State and ensure families of missing persons are provided with adequate resources SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Destini Smoth- ers' law".
S7591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7591 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 enacting "Destini Smothers' law" to require collaboration between law enforcement agen- cies in missing persons investigations and to provide support for relatives of such missing persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Destini Smoth- ers' law". § 2. Section 640 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE TERM "CRIME VICTIM" SHALL INCLUDE A RELATIVE OF A MISSING PERSON AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (B) "MISSING PERSON" SHALL INCLUDE A "MISSING CHILD" AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-E OF THIS CHAPTER, A "MISSING VULNER- ABLE ADULT" AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-F-1 OF THIS CHAPTER, AND A "MISSING ADULT" AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIR- TY-SEVEN-F-2 OF THIS CHAPTER, WHO IS MISSING UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THERE IS A REASONABLE CONCERN FOR HIS OR HER SAFETY OR WHOSE DISAPPEAR- ANCE HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HAVE BEEN INVOLUNTARY. (C) "RELATIVE OF A MISSING PERSON" MEANS (I) ANY PERSON RELATED TO A MISSING PERSON AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE THIRD DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY OR AFFINITY; (II) ANY PERSON MAINTAIN- ING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SUCH MISSING PERSON; OR (III) ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD WITH SUCH MISSING PERSON; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY SUCH PERSON WHOM THE INVESTIGATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY REASONABLY SUSPECTS TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE MISSING PERSON'S DISAPPEARANCE; (IV) WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FAMILY OFFENSE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13420-02-1
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