On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Senator Bonacic attended an event to honor the public service of Judge Kavanagh. Judge Kavanagh served a dedicated career as a District Attorney in Ulster County and a Supreme Court Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department.
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Senator Bonacic attended a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) ceremony that recognized the successful restoration of essential CASA funding to the New York State 2013-2014 judiciary budget. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding legislative recommendations for spousal maintaince awards. The hearing was based on the report of the New York State Law Revision Commission, which can be found at http://www.lawrevision.state.ny.us/mas.php. Attached is the public record of the testimony submitted for the hearing on the subject.
Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: The hearing will focus on the Law Revision Commission report entitledMaintenance Awards in Divorce ProceedingsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181Media Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: Spousal maintenance calculationPlace: Van Buren Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181Media Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY