senate Bill S4415

Signed by Governor

Relates to the residency requirements of stenographers for the county of Jefferson

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 04 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.440
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7253
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.350
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.44

Summary

Relates to the residency requirements of stenographers for the county of Jefferson.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7253
Versions:
S4415
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4415

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to residency requirements for
stenographers in the county of Jefferson

PURPOSE:
This bill will allow the District Attorney in Jefferson County to
appoint a stenographer from St. Lawrence County or any county
within the fifth judicial district.

SUMMARY:
Section 1 amends section 322 of the Judiciary law in order that the
District Attorney of Jefferson County may appoint a stenographer
residing in the county of St. Lawrence, or in any county of the fifth
judicial district.

Section 2 this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is the responsibility of the county's District Attorney to appoint
and compensate an official stenographer for grand jury proceedings
within the county. Rural counties like Jefferson, face unreliable
availability of stenographers within the county borders.

Current law requires the appointed stenographers be citizens and
residents of the county for which they are appointed. The same
section of law (333 of the Judiciary law) provides exemptions for 30
of New York's 62 counties as well as an exemption for the District
Attorney's of the City of New York.

This bill will allow the District Attorney of Jefferson County to
appoint a stenographer from St. Lawrence County or anywhere
within the borders of the fifth judicial district.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4415

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to residency requirements
  for stenographers in the county of Jefferson

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

  Section 1. Section 322 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 457
of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S  322.  Stenographers  to  be  citizens and residents of county where
appointed. Every stenographer appointed under  the  provisions  of  this
title  shall  be  a  citizen  and  resident of the county in which he is
appointed, except that  the  district  attorney  of  Warren  county  may
appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Washington or in
the  county of Saratoga and the district attorney of Hamilton county may
appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Fulton and the district
attorney of Wyoming county may appoint a stenographer residing either in
the county of Genesee or in the county of Livingston  and  the  district
attorney of Madison county may appoint a stenographer residing either in
the  county  of  Onondaga or in the county of Oneida or in any county in
the sixth judicial district and the district attorney of Allegany county
may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Steuben or  in  any
county  in  the  eighth  judicial  district and the district attorney of
Niagara county may appoint a stenographer  residing  in  the  county  of
Erie,  Genesee  or Orleans and the district attorneys of Chemung, Tioga,
Tompkins and Otsego counties may each appoint a stenographer residing in
any county in the sixth judicial district and the district  attorney  of
Schoharie  county  may  appoint a stenographer residing in any county in
the third judicial district and  the  district  attorney  of  Washington
county may appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Sara-
toga  or  in  the county of Warren and the district attorney of Saratoga
county may appoint a stenographer residing in either Schenectady county,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10252-01-1

S. 4415                             2

or Albany county or Rensselaer county  and  the  district  attorneys  of
Columbia  and Greene counties may appoint a stenographer residing in any
county of the third judicial district  and  the  district  attorneys  of
Seneca county, Ontario county, Wayne county, Livingston county and Yates
county  may appoint a stenographer residing in any county of the seventh
judicial district and the district attorney of Cayuga county may appoint
a stenographer residing in the county of Onondaga, the county  of  Tomp-
kins  or in any county of the seventh judicial district and the district
attorney of Albany county may appoint a stenographer residing in  either
Schenectady  county  or in any county of the third judicial district and
the district attorneys of Rockland and Putnam  counties  may  appoint  a
stenographer  residing  in any county of the ninth judicial district and
the district attorney in  Orleans  county  may  appoint  a  stenographer
residing  in  any county of the eighth judicial district and the several
district attorneys within the city of New York may appoint stenographers
residing in any county within such city and the  district  attorneys  of
Lewis  and  Oswego  counties  may appoint a stenographer residing in any
county in the fifth judicial district and the district attorney of Chau-
tauqua county may appoint a stenographer residing in Erie county and the
district attorney of  Cattaraugus  county  may  appoint  a  stenographer
residing  in any county in the eighth judicial district and the district
attorney of Schenectady county may appoint a  stenographer  residing  in
either Albany county or in any county of the third judicial district AND
THE  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY  OF  JEFFERSON COUNTY MAY APPOINT A STENOGRAPHER
RESIDING IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LAWRENCE, OR IN ANY COUNTY  OF  THE  FIFTH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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