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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Feb 25, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S3568
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S3568 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3568 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes an address confidentiality program in the office of the secretary of state for domestic violence victims who need to maintain confidentiality of their location; authorizes the secretary of state to accept service of process and receipt of mail on behalf of a program participant.
S3568 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3568 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the secretary of state to accept service of process and receipt of mail on behalf of victims of domestic violence for the purpose of maintaining the confidentiality of the location of such victims PURPOSE OF BILL: Directs the Secretary of State to accept service of process and mail on behalf of victims of domestic violence wishing to keep their location secret. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: Adds a new section 108 to the Executive Law to allow victims of domestic violence to designate the Secretary of State as their agent for purposes of service of process and receipt of mail. JUSTIFICATION: Persons attempting to escape from actual or threatened domestic violence frequently establish new addresses in order to prevent their abusers from finding them. A victim of domestic violence who fears for his or her safety or the safety of his or her children and who has left his or her home as a result of domestic violence should be afforded the opportunity to keep their address confidential to
S3568 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3568 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 25, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to authorizing the secre- tary of state to accept service of process and receipt of mail on behalf of victims of domestic violence for the purpose of maintaining the confidentiality of the location of such victims THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 108 to read as follows: S 108. ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM. THERE IS CREATED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE A PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM" TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY AUTHORIZING THE USE OF DESIGNATED ADDRESSES FOR SUCH VICTIMS AND THEIR MINOR CHILDREN. THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING WORDS SHALL, UNLESS THE CONTEXT REQUIRES OTHERWISE, HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN- INGS: (A) "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" MEANS AN ACT WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ACT AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, WHERE SUCH ACT IS OR HAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, AND INCLUDES A THREAT OF ANY SUCH ACT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE ACT OR THREAT THEREOF HAS BEEN REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. (B) "ACTUAL ADDRESS" MEANS THE RESIDENTIAL STREET ADDRESS, SCHOOL ADDRESS OR WORK ADDRESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL, AS SPECIFIED ON HIS OR HER APPLICATION TO BE A PROGRAM PARTICIPANT UNDER THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03113-01-1
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