Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2023||
referred to children and families
Senate Bill S902
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-S902 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S902 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the adminis- tration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreat- ment SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social services law, to require the confidential collection of a call- er's name and contact information when that person is reporting instances of alleged child abuse or maltreatment. Section two adds new paragraph (d) to subdivision 2 of section 422, requiring that callers making reports to the central registry be asked for their name and contact number and that no report be transmitted to a local child protective service for investigation unless the caller's name and contact information is provided. Section three amends subdivision 7 of section 422 of the social services
2023-S902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 902 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, JACKSON, MYRIE, 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 the adminis- tration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreat- ment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social services law, as amended by section 6 of subpart A of part JJ of chapter 56 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows: (a) The central register shall be capable of receiving telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment and of immediately identifying prior reports of child abuse or maltreatment and capable of monitoring the provision of child protective service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. To effectuate this purpose, but subject to the provisions of the appropriate local plan for the provision of child protective services, there shall be a single statewide telephone number that all persons, whether mandated by the law or not, may use to make telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment and that all persons so authorized by this title may use for determining the existence of prior reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child. In addition to the single statewide telephone number, there shall be a special unlisted express telephone number and a telephone facsimile number for use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone calls, or to transmit telephone facsimile information on a form provided by the commissioner of children and family services, alleging child abuse or maltreatment, and for use by all persons so authorized by this title for determining the existence of prior reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a child. When any allegations contained in such telephone calls could reasonably constitute a report of child abuse EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03747-01-3
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