Authorizes family courts to order the local commissioner of social services to advise the employer of a respondent upon the disposition of a child protective proceeding where the respondent has contact with children in the course of his or her employment.
Ayes (60): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, 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, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (1): Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to authorizing family courts to order the local commissioner of social services to notify a respondent's employer upon the disposition of a child protective proceeding when such respondent has contact with children in the course of his or her employment
To protect children in settings where they may be exposed to persons who have been found to have abused or neglected children.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends paragraph (vi) of subdivision (a) of section 1052 of the family court act, to allow the Family Court, as an option, to inform employers of a court decision in instances where the employee, the respondent in the case, has contact with children through their employment.
Section 2 is the enacting clause.
Under current law, employers check the state central registry regarding new employees where the employment will mean contact with children-such as day care facilities and schools. However, there is no mechanism for employers who have already hired such an employee to be made aware that the person has been found by a court to have abused or neglected a child.
This bill would allow, as an option, the court to order a commissioner to advise an employer that an employee had been judged by a court to have abused or neglected a child in their care. Under existing law, schools, day care facilities and the like have no way of knowing if an employee may have abused a child after they were hired-and departments of social services are not legally permitted to advise these employers about such individuals.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7210 IN SENATE May 6, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- 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, in relation to authorizing family courts to order the local commissioner of social services to notify a respondent's employer upon the disposition of a child protective proceeding when such respondent has contact with children in the course of his or her employment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (vi) of subdivision (a) of section 1052 of the family court act, as added by chapter 519 of the laws of 2008, is amended and a new paragraph (vii) is added to read as follows: (vi) granting custody of the child to relatives or suitable persons pursuant to section one thousand fifty-five-b of this part
[.]; OR (VII) ORDERING THE LOCAL COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ADVISE THE RESPONDENT'S EMPLOYER OF THE ADJUDICATION IF THE RESPONDENT IS EMPLOYED WHERE HE OR SHE HAS CONTACT WITH CHILDREN. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14853-01-4