Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2023||
referred to children and families
Senate Bill S901
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-S901 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S901 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires child protective services to orally and in writing disclose certain information to parents and caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investigation; requires such oral and written disclosure to contain certain information regarding the rights of the person under investigation.
2023-S901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S901 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child protective services to disclose certain information to parents and care- takers who are the subject of a child protective services investigation SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section to the social services law to require a child protective services investigator to orally and in writing inform parents of their rights as it relates to the investigation. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Although child protective services (CPS) has evolved in order to ensure that the rights of children are protected, many have criticized current practices for not having the requisite checks and balances to ensure
2023-S901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 901 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, JACKSON, MYRIE, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA -- 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 requiring child protective services to disclose certain information to parents and caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investi- gation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 424-c to read as follows: § 424-C. INFORMATION REGARDING PARENT OR CARETAKER'S RIGHTS. A PARENT OR CARETAKER HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR RIGHTS AT THE INITIAL POINT OF CONTACT DURING A CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATION. 1. AT THE INITIAL POINT OF CONTACT WITH A PARENT OR CARETAKER, CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SHALL ORALLY AND IN WRITING DISSEMINATE, IN THE PARENT OR CARETAKER'S PREFERRED LANGUAGE, INFORMATION REGARDING THE PARENT OR CARETAKER'S RIGHTS DURING SUCH INVESTIGATION AND SHALL DOCU- MENT IN THE CASE RECORD THAT SUCH INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE PARENT OR CARETAKER. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (A) THE PARENT OR CARETAKER IS NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS COURT ORDERED, TO PERMIT THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE TO ENTER THE RESI- DENCE OF THE PARENT OR CARETAKER; (B) THE PARENT OR CARETAKER WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION IS ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED OF THE ALLEGATIONS BEING INVESTIGATED; (C) THE PARENT OR CARETAKER IS NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS COURT ORDERED, TO SPEAK WITH THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, AND ANY STATE- MENT MADE BY THE PARENT, CARETAKER OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER MAY BE USED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03741-01-3 S. 901 2
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