|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to children and families|
|Jan 07, 2011||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S1473
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1473 - Details
S1473 - Summary
Creates the parent-mediation program for child custody disputes; requires parents, who were in a dispute over the custody of their child or children, to participate in a court sponsored mediation program; provides that the mediator would be responsible for submitting the results of the process to the court, which in turn would enter an appropriate custody and support order.
S1473 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1473 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the establishment and use of a parent-mediation program for child custody disputes PURPOSE: To create a mediation program to parents who are involved in a child custody dispute. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the Domestic Relations Law (DRL) by adding a new Article 5-B, creating a parent-mediation program for custody disputes. § 76-d of this new article would establish a mediation process for custody disputes and § 76-e provides for training for mediators. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would allow parents who are involved in a custody dispute to resolve their conflicts in a neutral setting taking into consideration the best interests of the child (or children) involved in the dispute. This mediation program will allow sufficient time for all parties involved to receive orientation to the process, allow them to participate fully in the mediation program, and be able to develop a comprehensive parenting plan
S1473 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 1473 A. 1421 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 7, 2011 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ROBINSON, TITUS, MAYERSOHN, McENE- NY, TOWNS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the estab- lishment and use of a parent-mediation program for child custody disputes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The domestic relations law is amended by adding a new arti- cle 5-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 5-B PARENT-MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES SECTION 79. PURPOSE. 79-A. DEFINITIONS. 79-B. RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDIATION SERVICES. 79-C. MEDIATION PROCESS. 79-D. TRAINING, CONTINUING EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRE- MENTS FOR MEDIATORS AND MEDIATION SUPERVISORS. 79-E. ETHICS. S 79. PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PROVIDE A MEDIATION PROGRAM TO PARENTS WHO ARE IN DISPUTE OVER THE CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILD OR CHILDREN. S 79-A. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "COURT" SHALL MEAN ANY COURT OF THIS STATE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER AN ORDER OF CUSTODY AND/OR SUPPORT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER. 2. "MEDIATOR" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS GIVEN IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-NINE-A OF THE JUDICIARY LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00229-01-1
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