Extends from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012, the deadline for submission of written requests for the release of records pertaining to allegations and investigations of abuse and mistreatment occurring between January 1, 2003 and May 4, 2007.
BILL NUMBER: S7649
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend Jonathan's law, in relation to release of records pertaining to allegations and investigations of abuse and mistreatment occurring on or after January 1, 2003 and before May 5, 2007
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to ensure the intended implementation of the provisions of Chapter 321 of the Laws of 2008 governing the release of certain records to qualified persons.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill provides a two year extension requiring that requests for release of records under Jonathan's Law for incidents before May 5, 2007, now be submitted on or before December 31, 2012.
JUSTIFICATION : This legislation is to extend the deadline for parents and/or qualified persons to obtain records and documents pertaining to investigations into the abuse and mistreatment of their children.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : Section 11 of Chapter 24 of the laws of 2007, as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 2008; extender.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately upon enactment.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7649 IN SENATE April 28, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend Jonathan's law, in relation to release of records pertaining to allegations and investigations of abuse and mistreatment occurring on or after January 1, 2003 and before May 5, 2007 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11 of chapter 24 of the laws of 2007, constituting Jonathan's law, as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 11. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that section 33.25 of the mental hygiene law as added by section two of this act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after January 1, 2003 with respect to any written requests submitted by quali- fied persons on or before December 31,
2012. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16265-02-0