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A08541 Summary:

BILL NO    A08541 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Meng (MS)

COSPNSR    Barclay, Benedetto, Boyle, Crouch, Curran, Duprey, Galef, Hawley,
           Johns, Markey, McKevitt, Miller M, Murray, Raia, Reilich, Roberts,
           Russell, Saladino, Sweeney, Tedisco, Tenney, Weprin, Zebrowski,
           Colton, Jaffee

MLTSPNSR   Braunstein, Ceretto, Latimer, Magee, McDonough, McEneny, McLaughlin,
           Palmesano, Rabbitt

Add S260.22, Pen L

Requires parents, foster parents, legal guardians, caretakers or other
responsible adults to notify law enforcement of the death of a child,
accidental or otherwise, within a timely manner.
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A08541 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8541

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     July 20, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. MENG, BARCLAY, BENEDETTO, BOYLE, CROUCH, CURRAN,
         DUPREY, GALEF, HAWLEY, JOHNS,  MARKEY,  McKEVITT,  M. MILLER,  MURRAY,
         RAIA,  REILICH,  ROBERTS, RUSSELL, SALADINO, SWEENEY, TEDISCO, TENNEY,
         WEPRIN, ZEBROWSKI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, LATIM-
         ER, MAGEE, McENENY, McLAUGHLIN, RABBITT -- read once and  referred  to
         the Committee on Codes

       AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring parents, foster
         parents, legal guardians, caretakers or other  responsible  adults  to
         notify  law  enforcement of the death of a child, accidental or other-
         wise, within a timely manner

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 260.22 to
    2  read as follows:
    3  S 260.22 FAILURE TO REPORT THE DEATH OF A CHILD.
    4    A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REPORT THE DEATH OF A CHILD WHEN:
    5    1. BEING A PARENT, GUARDIAN, FOSTER PARENT  OR  OTHER  PERSON  LEGALLY
    6  CHARGED  WITH THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF A CHILD LESS THAN SIXTEEN YEARS OLD
    7  WHO DIES IN THIS STATE, HE OR SHE FAILS OR REFUSES WITHOUT LAWFUL EXCUSE
    8  TO REPORT THE DEATH OF THE CHILD, ACCIDENTAL OR OTHERWISE, OR  CAUSE  TO
    9  HAVE  A  REPORT OF THE DEATH OF A CHILD MADE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN
   10  THE TOWN, CITY OR COUNTY WHERE THE MINOR LAST RESIDED OR WAS VISITING AT
   11  THE TIME OF THE DEATH AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT IN  ANY  EVENT  WITHIN
   12  TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE DEATH.
   13    2.  A.  NOTHING  IN  THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT ANY OTHER PERSON FROM
   14  REPORTING A CHILD DEATH  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
   15  SECTION OR AFFECT OTHER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER STATE LAW.
   16    B. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE THE MAKING OF
   17  MORE THAN ONE REPORT OF ANY DEATH AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION.
   18    FAILURE TO REPORT THE DEATH OF A CHILD IS A CLASS D FELONY.
   19    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
   20  become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD13260-02-1
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