senate Bill S4225A

Amended

Increases number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 01 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO JUDICIARY
  • 01 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 4225A
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1312
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO JUDICIARY
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 4225B
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1432
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Summary

Increases the number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7481
Versions:
S4225
S4225A
S4225B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง140-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S615

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4225A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices of the
supreme court in the second and
thirteenth judicial districts

PURPOSE:
To increase the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to
ten and to increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District to fifty-two.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivisions 2 and 13 of section 140-a of the
Judiciary Law as added by Chapter 690 of the Laws of 2007 to increase
the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to ten and to
increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial District to
fifty-two.

Section two allows Justice Thomas P. Aliotta, and his successor in
office on the effective date of this act shall for the remainder of
the term for which he or she was elected or appointed to be a justice
of the supreme court in and for the 13th Judicial District.

Section three requires 2 additional justices of the supreme court in
the 13th District and 2 additional Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District provided for in section one of this act shall first be
elected at the general election in held in November 2011 and shall
first take office January 1, 2012. Another 3 additional Justices of
the Supreme Court in the 13th District and two Justices of the
Supreme Court in the 2nd District provided for in section one of this
act shall first be elected at the general election in held in
November 2012 and shall first take office January 1, 2013. The
remaining Justice for the 13th District shall first be elected at the
general election in held in November 2013 and shall first take office
January 1, 2014.

Section four is an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
On December 5, 2007, the Governor signed legislation, Chapter 690 of
the Laws of 2007 creating the 13th Judicial District. Under this law,
Staten Island (Richmond County) was allowed to have to have three
Supreme Court Justices. Under the State Constitution, a
Supreme Court District must have one Justice for every 50,000
residents. Based on the most recent U.S. Census data, Staten Island
is allowed 10 Justices. By increasing the number of Justices
authorized by the New York Constitution, Staten Island should receive
more judges to handle ever-heavier caseloads. This bill is the final
step in the process to give Staten Island the required 10 Justice
positions for the 13th Judicial District. The bill will also
authorize four Supreme Court Justices to the 2nd Judicial District.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


Similar to 2009-2010: S-4566 - Referred to Judiciary.
Similar to 2008: S.6754 - Passed Senate/A.11142 - Referred to Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4225--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices
  of the supreme court in the second and thirteenth judicial districts

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 13 of section  140-a  of  the  judiciary
law, subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 13 as added by chapter 690
of the laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  2. Second district, [forty-nine] FIFTY-TWO;
  13. Thirteenth district, [three] TEN.
  S  2.  Justice  Thomas  P. Aliotta, and his successor in office on the
effective date of this act shall for the remainder of the term for which
he or she was elected or appointed be a justice of the supreme court  in
and for the thirteenth judicial district.
  S  3. Two of the additional justices of the supreme court in the thir-
teenth judicial district and two  additional  justices  of  the  supreme
court  in  the  second  judicial district provided for by section one of
this act shall first be elected at the general election to  be  held  in
November  2011  and  shall  first  take office January 1, 2012.  Another
three of the additional justices of the supreme court in the  thirteenth
judicial district and the other two justices of the supreme court in the
second  judicial  district provided for by section one of this act shall
first be elected at the general election to be held in November 2012 and
shall first take office January  1,  2013.    The  remaining  additional
justice  of  the  supreme  court  in  the  thirteenth  judicial district
provided for by section one of this act shall first be  elected  at  the
general election to be held in November 2013 and shall first take office
January 1, 2014.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03079-06-1

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