senate Bill S3763A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a second county court judgeship in the county of Delaware

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Jan 05, 2012 print number 3763a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Mar 03, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S3763 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4589A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §182, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4084

S3763 - Bill Texts

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Creates a second county court judgeship in the county of Delaware; provides for such judgeship to be filled at the general election to be held in November 2012.

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BILL NUMBER:S3763

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing a second county
court judgeship in the county of Delaware

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create a second county court judgeship in the county of Delaware.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 182 of the judiciary law, as
added by chapter 699 of the laws of 3969, is amended to provide for
two county court judges in the county of Delaware

Section 2. Provides for the new office of judge of the county court in
the county of Delaware. Provides that each county court judge in the
county of Delaware shall also act as and discharge the duties of
county court judge, judge of the family court and surrogate of such
county.

EXISTING LAW:
Provides for one county court judgeship in Delaware County.

JUSTIFICATION:
At the present time the Delaware County Court Judge presides over all
family, circuit and surrogate court cases.
Rural areas are no longer immune to the ravages of crime, as we have
observed from increases over the years in such areas as burglary,
drugs, and DWI offenses. This highly increased caseload has made it
difficult for the lone Delaware County judge to adequately analyze
the evidence presented in the courtroom, allowing him/her to make a
proper decision in the time allotted per case. Since 1995 though
2006, family court cases have risen from 1,877 to 2,491 (family court
cases to date in 2007 are ahead of the pace in 2006 by 80) and felony
prosecutions in county court have risen from 33 to 89. Year to date
statistics for felony prosecutions for 2007 are the same. This is a
substantial increase which certainly demands legislative attention.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, except that the additional
county court judge provided for in this act shall first be elected at
the general election to be held in November 2011 and shall first take
office January 1, 2012.

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

                                  3763

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 establishing a  second
  county court judgeship in the county of Delaware

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 182  of  the  judiciary  law,  as
added by chapter 699 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
   12. Delaware, [one] TWO;
  S  2. A new office of judge of the county court of the county of Dela-
ware is hereby established. Each county court judge  in  the  county  of
Delaware,  in  office  or  hereafter  elected,  shall  also  act  as and
discharge the duties of county court judge, judge of  the  family  court
and surrogate of such county.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately, except that the addi-
tional county court judge provided  for  in  this  act  shall  first  be
elected  at  the  general election to be held in November 2011 and shall
first take office January 1, 2012.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04748-01-1

S3763A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4589A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §182, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4084

S3763A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Creates a second county court judgeship in the county of Delaware; provides for such judgeship to be filled at the general election to be held in November 2012.

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BILL NUMBER:S3763A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing a second county
court judgeship in the county of Delaware

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create a second county court judgeship in the county of Delaware.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 182 of the judiciary law, as
added by chapter 699 of the laws of 1969, is amended to provide for
two county court judges in the county of Delaware.

Section 2. Provides for the new office of judge of the county court in
the county of Delaware. Provides that each county court judge in the
county of Delaware shall also act as and discharge the duties of
county court judge, judge of the family court and surrogate of such
county.

EXISTING LAW:
Provides for one county court judgeship in Delaware County.

JUSTIFICATION:
At the present time the Delaware County Court Judge presides over all
family, circuit and surrogate court cases. Rural areas are no longer
immune to the ravages of crime, as we have observed from
increases over the years in such areas as burglary, drugs, and DWI
offenses. This highly increased caseload has made it difficult for
the lone Delaware County judge to adequately analyze the evidence
presented in the courtroom, allowing him/her to make a proper
decision in the time allotted per case. Since 1995 though 2006,
family court cases have risen from 1,877 to 2,491 (family court cases
to date in 2007 are ahead of the pace in 2006 by 80) and felony
prosecutions in county court have risen from 33 to 89. Year to date
statistics for felony prosecutions for 2007 are the same. This is a
substantial increase which certainly demands legislative attention.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, except that the additional
county court judge provided for in this act shall first be elected at
the general election to be held in November 2012 and shall first take
office January 1, 2013.

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

                                 3763--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing a  second
  county court judgeship in the county of Delaware

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 182  of  the  judiciary  law,  as
added by chapter 699 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
   12. Delaware, [one] TWO;
  S  2. A new office of judge of the county court of the county of Dela-
ware is hereby established. Each county court judge  in  the  county  of
Delaware,  in  office  or  hereafter  elected,  shall  also  act  as and
discharge the duties of county court judge, judge of  the  family  court
and surrogate of such county.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately, except that the addi-
tional county court judge provided  for  in  this  act  shall  first  be
elected  at  the  general election to be held in November 2012 and shall
first take office January 1, 2013.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04748-02-2

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