|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Mar 29, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1202
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1202 - Details
S1202 - Summary
Relates to the establishment of a pilot program for courts for the treatment of veterans in the city of Utica and New York city; expires after two years.
S1202 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1202 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the establishment of a pilot program for courts for the treatment of veterans; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof PURPOSE : Establishes a pilot program by which certain City Courts located in the City of New York and the City of Utica shall serve as veteran courts. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This legislation would create Article s-C of the Judiciary Law entitled the Veterans Courts Pilot Program. Section 178-a establishes courts for veterans Section 178-b sets forth the mechanism by which cases are transferred to veterans courts for the treatment of veterans. Section 178-c establishes the in court procedures for the adjudication of criminal cases upon transfer to veterans courts. EXISTING LAW : This legislation as implemented will not alter existing law. JUSTIFICATION : Returning veterans often require services that are inaccessible to them. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder,
S1202 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1202 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 the establishment of a pilot program for courts for the treatment of veterans; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 5-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 5-C VETERANS COURTS PILOT PROGRAM SECTION 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS; PILOT PROGRAM. 178-B. TRANSFER OF CASES TO COURTS FOR TREATMENT OF VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUATED. 178-C. PROCEDURE IN A COURT FOR VETERANS UPON TRANSFER OF CASE THERETO. S 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS; PILOT PROGRAM. THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS, BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, IS AUTHOR- IZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH A COURT FOR VETERANS IN THE CITY COURT OF THE CITY OF UTICA, AND IN THE SUPREME COURTS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AND ASSIGN ONE OR MORE JUSTICES OR JUDGES TO PRESIDE THEREIN. SUCH COURT FOR VETERANS SHALL HAVE AS ITS PURPOSE THE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF: (A) CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN THE CITY COURT AGAINST A DEFENDANT IDENTIFIED AS A VETERAN; AND (B) CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN OTHER COURTS OF THE COUNTY, AND THAT ARE IDENTIFIED AS APPROPRIATE FOR DISPOSITION BY THE VETERANS COURT AND TRANSFERRED TO THE COURT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT-B OF THIS ARTICLE. S 178-B. TRANSFER OF CASES TO COURTS FOR TREATMENT OF VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUATED. (A) TRANSFER OF CASES PENDING IN LOCAL CRIMINAL COURTS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01805-01-1
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