senate Bill S1728
(D, WF) 31st Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Requires translation services for orders of protection to any person who is not fluent in English.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Assembly Judiciary
- Law Section:
- Family Court Act
- Laws Affected:
- Add §169, Fam Ct Act; amd §§530.12 & 530.13, CP L; amd §§240 & 252, Dom Rel L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1870A, A6113A
2009-2010: S4594A, A5273A
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the
domestic relations law, in
relation to the duties of interpreters appointed by the courts in
PURPOSE OF BILL:
To require the court to direct a court appointed interpreter who has
been appointed to assist in a proceeding, to translate into the
appropriate language on the record the essential terms outlined by
the court of any temporary or final order of protection issued by the
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill adds new sections to the Family Court act and the criminal
Procedure Law to require the court to direct a court appointed
interpreter who is present in court to assist in a proceeding, to
direct the interpreter to translate on the record the essential terms
outlined clearly by the court of any temporary or final order of
protection issued by a court.
To allow a non-English speaking or hearing impaired respondent or
complainant to understand the contents of a temporary and/or
permanent order of protection issued by the court.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1998:A. 1019 Judiciary
2007/08: A.4605A Referred to Judiciary
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become a law
and shall apply to orders of protection issued on or after such date.
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