senate Bill S3450

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires at least one supreme court justice to be assigned to hold court in each county in a judicial district

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Feb 22, 2011 referred to judiciary

S3450 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7000
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง86, Judy L

S3450 - Bill Texts

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Requires at least one supreme court justice to be assigned to hold court in each county in a judicial district.

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BILL NUMBER:S3450

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring the designation and
assignment of not less than one supreme court justice to hold court in
the county seat of each county within the judicial district

PURPOSE:
To provide that a supreme court judge holds court at the county seat
of each county in the judicial district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends the judiciary law by adding that the justices of the appellate
division shall assign at least one supreme court justice to hold
court at the county seat of each of the counties in the judicial
district.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would provide that smaller populated counties within
a judicial district are provided fair access to judicial court
proceedings.

Many of the larger counties within a judicial district have
increasingly elected Judges from their counties thus preventing equal
access to court proceedings for people living in less populated
counties. This bill would ensure less populated counties will have
access to Supreme Court proceedings within their own county
regardless of where the Supreme Court Justice resides.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  3450

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 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 requiring  the  desig-
  nation  and  assignment  of not less than one supreme court justice to
  hold court in the county seat  of  each  county  within  the  judicial
  district

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 86 of the  judiciary  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  692 of the laws of 1962, is amended to read as
follows:
  The justices of the appellate division in each department  shall  have
power to fix the times and places for holding special and trial terms of
the  supreme  court  held  therein,  and  to  assign the justices in the
departments to hold such terms; or make rules  therefor;  and  may  from
time to time make additional appointments and designations, or change or
alter  those  already made.  HOWEVER, FROM THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES OF
EACH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, THE JUSTICES OF  THE  APPELLATE  DIVISION  SHALL
DESIGNATE AND ASSIGN AT LEAST ONE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO HOLD COURT AT
THE COUNTY SEAT OF EACH OF THE COUNTIES IN THE JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05582-01-1

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