Bill Text: NY A04467 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Provides that an individual who has been the victim of a family offense pursuant to the criminal procedure law or the family court act may make a complaint to any local law enforcement agency in the state regardless of where the act took place.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-08 - signed chap.152 [A04467 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04467-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    February 4, 2019

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI, JAFFEE, FERNANDEZ, REYES, HEVESI,
          MOSLEY, BARRON, FINCH -- 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, in relation to the reporting of
          domestic violence incidents

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 646 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 346
     2  of the laws of 2007, is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3.  An  individual  who  has been the victim in this state of a family
     5  offense as defined in subdivision one of section 530.11 of the  criminal
     6  procedure  law  or  section eight hundred twelve of the family court act
     7  may, upon alleging that it would be a hardship for him or  her  to  make
     8  such complaint in the local jurisdiction in which such offense occurred,
     9  make  a  complaint  to  any  local  law  enforcement agency in the state
    10  regardless of where the act took place. Such local law enforcement agen-
    11  cy shall take a police report of the matter, as well as prepare a domes-
    12  tic violence incident  report  as  defined  in  subdivision  fifteen  of
    13  section  eight  hundred  thirty-seven  of  this  chapter and provide the
    14  complainant with a copy of such report free of charge.  A  copy  of  the
    15  police  report  and completed domestic violence incident report shall be
    16  promptly forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency with juris-
    17  diction over the  location  where  the  incident  is  reported  to  have
    18  occurred for the purposes of further investigation.
    19    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    20  have become a law.

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