senate Bill S7447

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to dispositional alternatives for children placed with local social services agencies as destitute minors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.1440
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 26, 2023 referred to children and families

S7447 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §1095, Fam Ct Act; amd §398, Soc Serv L

S7447 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows the court to enter an order regarding a destitute minor freeing the child for adoption and granting guardianship and custody to the commissioner of social services for the purposes of consenting to an adoption; authorizes certain commissioners of public welfare and city public welfare officers to consent to such adoptions.

S7447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7447 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 26, 2023
 Introduced  by Sen. PERSAUD -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
   istration) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Children and Families
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the family court act and the social services law, in
   relation to dispositional alternatives for children placed with  local
   social services agencies as destitute minors
   Section 1. Subdivision (d) of section 1095 of the family court act, as
 amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   (d) If the court sustains the petition pursuant to subdivision (b)  of
 this  section, it may immediately convene a dispositional hearing or may
 adjourn the proceeding for further inquiries to be made prior to  dispo-
 sition  provided  however, that if a petition pursuant to article six of
 this act has been filed by a person or persons seeking custody or  guar-
 dianship of the child, or if a petition pursuant to article seventeen of
 the  surrogate's  court  procedure act seeking guardianship of the child
 has been filed, the court shall consolidate  the  dispositional  hearing
 with  a  hearing  under section one thousand ninety-six of this article,
 unless consolidation would not be appropriate under  the  circumstances.
 If  the  court  does  not  consolidate such dispositional proceedings it
 shall hold the dispositional hearing  under  this  section  in  abeyance
 pending the disposition of the petition filed pursuant to article six of
 this  act  or  article seventeen of the surrogate's court procedure act.
 Based upon material and relevant evidence presented at the dispositional
 hearing, the court shall enter  an  order  of  disposition  stating  the
 grounds for its order and directing one of the following alternatives:
   (1)  placing  the child in the care and custody of the commissioner of
 social services; [or]
   (2) granting an order of custody or guardianship to relatives or suit-
 able persons pursuant to a petition under article six  of  this  act  or
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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