Bill Text: NY A06800 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the interviewing of children in the presence of the subject of the report.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to children and families [A06800 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06800-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 20, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Children and Families
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the interviewing
          of children in the presence of other persons
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 424 of the social
     2  services  law, as amended by chapter 281 of the laws of 2017, is amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    (a) upon receipt of such report, commence  or  cause  the  appropriate
     5  society  for  the  prevention of cruelty to children to commence, within
     6  twenty-four hours, an appropriate investigation which shall  include  an
     7  evaluation  of  the environment of the child named in the report and any
     8  other children in the same home and a determination of the risk to  such
     9  children if they continue to remain in the existing home environment, as
    10  well as a determination of the nature, extent and cause of any condition
    11  enumerated in such report and the name, age and condition of other chil-
    12  dren  in the home, and, after seeing to the safety of the child or chil-
    13  dren, forthwith notify the subjects of  the  report  and  other  persons
    14  named  in the report in writing of the existence of the report and their
    15  respective rights  pursuant  to  this  title  in  regard  to  amendment.
    16  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law, the subject child of such a
    17  report shall not be interviewed in the presence of the  subject  of  the
    18  report;
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.