senate Bill S1998A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Changes the penalty for practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered to a felony

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 12, 2012 approval memo.20
signed chap.492
Dec 05, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.441
substituted for a5700a
May 02, 2012 referred to judiciary
May 01, 2012 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2012 amended on third reading 1998a
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.38
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 07, 2011 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.123
Jan 14, 2011 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 18, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1998
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 1, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1998
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S1998 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5700A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§478, 485, 486, add §485-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S41

S1998 - Summary

Provides that practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered shall be a class E felony instead of a misdemeanor.

S1998 - Sponsor Memo

S1998 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1998

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN, SALAND -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary

AN  ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to practicing or appear-
  ing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered

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

  Section 1. Section 478 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 201
of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S 478. Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admit-
ted and registered. It shall be unlawful for any natural person to prac-
tice or appear as an attorney-at-law or as an attorney and counselor-at-
law  for  a person other than himself OR HERSELF in a court of record in
this state, or to furnish attorneys or counsel or an attorney and  coun-
sel  to  render legal services, or to hold himself OR HERSELF out to the
public as being entitled to practice law as aforesaid, or in  any  other
manner,  or  to  assume  to  be  an  attorney or counselor-at-law, or to
assume, use, or advertise the title of lawyer, or attorney  and  counse-
lor-at-law,  or  attorney-at-law  or  counselor-at-law,  or attorney, or
counselor, or  attorney  and  counselor,  or  equivalent  terms  in  any
language, in such manner as to convey the impression that he OR SHE is a
legal  practitioner  of law or in any manner to advertise that he OR SHE
either alone or together with any other persons  or  person  has,  owns,
conducts  or  maintains  a  law  office or law and collection office, or
office of any kind for the practice of law, without  having  first  been
duly  and  regularly licensed and admitted to practice law in the courts
of record of this state, and without  having  taken  the  constitutional
oath.  Provided,  however, that nothing in this section shall be held to
apply (1) to officers of societies for  the  prevention  of  cruelty  to
animals,  duly  appointed,  when exercising the special powers conferred
upon such corporations under section fourteen hundred three of the  not-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00471-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S1998A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5700A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§478, 485, 486, add §485-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S41

S1998A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered shall be a class E felony instead of a misdemeanor.

S1998A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1998A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1998--A
    Cal. No. 38

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUSCHILLO, AVELLA, DeFRANCISCO, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  LARKIN, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Judiciary -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to practicing or appear-
  ing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered

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

  Section 1. Section 478 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 201
of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S 478. Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admit-
ted and registered. It shall be unlawful for any natural person to prac-
tice or appear as an attorney-at-law or as an attorney and counselor-at-
law  for  a person other than himself OR HERSELF in a court of record in
this state, or to furnish attorneys or counsel or an attorney and  coun-
sel  to  render legal services, or to hold himself OR HERSELF out to the
public as being entitled to practice law as aforesaid, or in  any  other
manner,  or  to  assume  to  be  an  attorney or counselor-at-law, or to
assume, use, or advertise the title of lawyer, or attorney  and  counse-
lor-at-law,  or  attorney-at-law  or  counselor-at-law,  or attorney, or
counselor, or  attorney  and  counselor,  or  equivalent  terms  in  any
language, in such manner as to convey the impression that he OR SHE is a
legal  practitioner  of law or in any manner to advertise that he OR SHE
either alone or together with any other persons  or  person  has,  owns,
conducts  or  maintains  a  law  office or law and collection office, or
office of any kind for the practice of law, without  having  first  been
duly  and  regularly licensed and admitted to practice law in the courts
of record of this state, and without  having  taken  the  constitutional

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

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