Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2023||
referred to children and families
Senate Bill S5947
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5947 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5947 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has also occurred; provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also file a report of suspected animal cruelty.
2023-S5947 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5947 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of animal cruelty PURPOSE: Permits those persons who are ordered to report suspected cases of child abuse to also report suspicious cases of animal cruelty they may come across in their official duties. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds two new subdivisions 10 and 11 to section 412 of the social services law: 10. "Animal" shall have the same meaning as defined in subdivision one of section three hundred fifty of the agriculture and markets law.
2023-S5947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5947 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 23, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of animal cruelty THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 412 of the social services law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 10 and 11 to read as follows: 10. "ANIMAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. 11. "CRUELTY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. § 2. Section 413 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY IMPOSING A DUTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY, ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE MAY REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE WHEN, AS A RESULT OF PERFORMING SUCH DUTIES, SUCH PERSON HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT ANIMAL CRUELTY HAS BEEN CAUSED BY A PERSON ALSO SUSPECTED OF ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A CHILD. § 3. Section 414 of the social services law, as added by chapter 1039 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows: § 414. Any person permitted to report. In addition to those persons and officials required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment, OR ANIMAL CRUELTY PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS TITLE, any person may make such a report if such person has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child OR IF AN ANIMAL HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO CRUELTY. § 4. Section 415 of the social services law is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03148-01-3 S. 5947 2
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