senate Bill S7591

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts "Destini Smothers' law"; requires collaboration between law enforcement agencies in missing persons investigations and provides support for relatives of such missing persons

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Dec 13, 2021 referred to rules

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S7591 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8412
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§640, 641 & 642, add §837-f-3, Exec L

S7591 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Destini Smothers' law"; requires collaboration between law enforcement agencies in missing persons investigations; provides support for relatives of such missing persons.

S7591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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