STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 7, 2015
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to endangering the welfare of
a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 260.31 of the penal law, as
2 amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
4 1. "Caregiver" means a person who (i) assumes responsibility for the
5 care of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically
6 disabled person pursuant to a court order[; or], or otherwise by opera-
7 tion of law; (ii) receives monetary or other valuable consideration for
8 providing such care; or (iii) voluntarily assumes responsibility for
9 providing care for a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or
10 physically disabled person.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
12 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.