Bill Text: NY A02106 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Enacts the New York State Reuniting Families Act; relates to foster care and parents in immigration detention or removal proceedings.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-04 - substituted by s5024a [A02106 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02106-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

                                                                Cal. No. 227

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2019

        Introduced by M. of A. KIM, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, CRESPO, STECK, FAHY, FRIEND,
          JEAN-PIERRE,  NIOU,  CRUZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. ABBATE,
          COOK, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Children and
          Families -- reported from committee,  advanced  to  a  third  reading,
          amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place on the order of
          third reading

        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to enacting the New
          York State Reuniting Families Act

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
     2  State Reuniting Families Act."
     3    § 2. Clause (D) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (l) of subdivision  3
     4  of  section  384-b of the social services law, as amended by chapter 113
     5  of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     6    (D) the parent or parents are incarcerated, in  immigration  detention
     7  or  immigration  removal  proceedings, or participating in a residential
     8  substance abuse treatment program, or  the  prior  incarceration,  immi-
     9  gration  detention  or immigration removal proceedings, or participation
    10  of a parent or  parents  in  a  residential  substance  abuse  treatment
    11  program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care
    12  for  fifteen  of  the  last  twenty-two months, provided that the parent
    13  maintains a meaningful role in the child's life based  on  the  criteria
    14  set  forth  in subparagraph (v) of this paragraph and the agency has not
    15  documented a reason why it would otherwise  be  appropriate  to  file  a
    16  petition pursuant to this section.
    17    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    18  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.