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A09343 Text:

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

                                        9343--A

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    April 16, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M. of A. KOLB -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Governmental Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
         ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law  and the social services law, in
         relation to changing the date the justice center shall report  by  and
         the contents of such report

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

    1    Section 1. The opening paragraph of paragraph (g) of subdivision 3  of
    2  section  559  of  the  executive law, as added by section 3 of part A of
    3  chapter 501 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    4    To report to the governor and the legislature, on or before [November]
    5  JANUARY FIRST AND JULY first  of  each  year,  on  matters  which  shall
    6  include, but not be limited to:
    7    S  2.  Subdivision 3 of section 559 of the executive law is amended by
    8  adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows:
    9    (H) TO UPDATE THE JUSTICE CENTER'S WEBSITE ON A WEEKLY BASIS WITH DATA
   10  REGARDING THE NUMBER OF REPORTS  RECEIVED  BY  THE  VULNERABLE  PERSONS'
   11  CENTRAL  REGISTER, THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE CASES, THE NUMBER
   12  OF ACTIVE CRIMINAL CASES, AND THE NUMBER OF CLOSED INVESTIGATIONS.
   13    S 3. Section 560 of the executive law, as added by section 3 of part A
   14  of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   15    S 560. [Annual] BI-ANNUAL report. The justice center  shall  make  [an
   16  annual  report]  BI-ANNUAL  REPORTS  to  the  governor  and  legislature
   17  concerning its work during the preceding  year.  Such  report  shall  be
   18  posted  on  the  justice  center's  website and shall be provided to the
   19  independent agency designated pursuant to  subdivision  (b)  of  section
   20  five  hundred  fifty-eight of this article. It shall include, but not be
   21  limited to, data regarding the number of reports received by the vulner-
   22  able persons' central register, CURRENT NUMBER OF ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVES-
   23  TIGATIONS,  results  of  investigations  by  types  of  facilities   and
   24  programs,  NUMBER  OF  CRIMINAL  CONVICTIONS  TO  DATE, THE NAMES OF THE
   25  FACILITIES PROVIDING THE  SUSPECT  CARE,  types  of  corrective  actions
   26  taken,  results of its review of patterns and trends in the reporting of

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14361-03-4
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    1  and response to reportable incidents and its recommendations for  appro-
    2  priate preventive and corrective actions, and efforts undertaken by such
    3  justice  center  to  provide  training  pursuant  to subdivision four of
    4  section five hundred fifty-three of this article.
    5    S  4.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  3 of section 492 of the social
    6  services law, as added by section 1 of part B of chapter 501 of the laws
    7  of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    8    (b) (I) Whenever a telephone call or electronic  transmission  to  the
    9  vulnerable  persons'  central  register  alleges an act or circumstances
   10  that may constitute a criminal offense [or  an  immediate  threat  to  a
   11  vulnerable  person's  health,  safety  or  welfare],  the register shall
   12  convey, by the most expedient means available, the information contained
   13  in such call or transmission to the appropriate law  enforcement  agency
   14  or  district  attorney  [and,  to  the extent necessary, the appropriate
   15  emergency responder,] and the state oversight agency.
   16    (II) WHENEVER A TELEPHONE CALL  TO  THE  VULNERABLE  PERSON'S  CENTRAL
   17  REGISTER  ALLEGES AN ACT OR CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDI-
   18  ATE THREAT TO A VULNERABLE PERSON'S  HEALTH,  SAFETY,  OR  WELFARE,  THE
   19  REGISTER SHALL CONNECT THE CALLER TO 911.
   20    S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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