Provides that certain camps may make inquiries of and be provided with information from the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment to determine if any person who may have contact with children is on file on such register.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (1): Parker
BILL NUMBER:S1977 REVISED MEMO 05/02/201
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the access of certain information contained in the central register of child abuse and maltreatment
Is to allow a camp who is considering a person for employment shall upon receipt have access to reports from the child abuse and maltreatment reports on file with statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subparagraph (iv) is to read as follows:
(iv) A camp subject to the provisions of article thirteen-A or thirteen-B of the public health law may inquire of the office of children and family services, and the office shall, upon receipt of such inquiry and subject to the provisions of paragraph (e) of this subdivision, inform such agency and the subject of the inquiry whether any person who is actively being considered for employment and who will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children who are cared for by the agency, is the subject of an indicated child abuse and maltreatment report on file with the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment.
Due to the closeness in which camp employees work with children of all ages, it is imperative that the camp have access to all reports on potential employees. Giving the camp the ability to get a report from the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment is one step they can take in protecting kids.
2012 Passed Senate 2013 Referred to Committee on Children and Families
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1977 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 access of certain information contained in the central register of child abuse and maltreatment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 424-a of the social services law is renumbered subparagraph (v) and a new subparagraph (iv) is added to read as follows: (IV) A CAMP SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTEEN-A OR THIR- TEEN-B OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW MAY INQUIRE OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND THE OFFICE SHALL, UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH INQUIRY AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, INFORM SUCH AGENCY AND THE SUBJECT OF THE INQUIRY WHETHER ANY PERSON WHO IS ACTIVELY BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WHO WILL HAVE THE POTEN- TIAL FOR REGULAR AND SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE CARED FOR BY THE AGENCY, IS THE SUBJECT OF AN INDICATED CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREAT- MENT REPORT ON FILE WITH THE STATEWIDE CENTRAL REGISTER OF CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01037-01-3