senate Bill S4225A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2012 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1432
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 23, 2012 print number 4225b
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1312
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 01, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 01, 2011 print number 4225a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Mar 24, 2011 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jun 20, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S4225B
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committee
25
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0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S4225B
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committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 16, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4225A
22
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committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 1, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S4225A
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committee
18
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0
Nay
4
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0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S4225 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7481
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §140-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S615

S4225 - Bill Texts

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Increases the number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two.

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BILL NUMBER:S4225

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices of the
supreme court in the second and
thirteenth judicial districts

PURPOSE:
To increase the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to
ten and to increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District to fifty-two.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends; subdivisions 2 and 13 of section 140-a of the
Judiciary Law, as added by Chapter 690 of the Laws of 2007.

Section two allows for 2 additional justices of the supreme court in
the thirteenth district and 3 additional justices in the second
judicial district to be elected at the general election held in
November 2011 and shall first take office January 1, 2012. Another 3
additional justices of the supreme court in the thirteenth district
provided for in section one of this act shall first be elected at the
general election in held in November 2012 and shall first take office
January 1, 2013. The remaining 2 justices for the thirteenth district
shall first be elected at the general election in held in November
2013 and shall first take office January 1, 2014.

Section three is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
On December 5, 2007, the Governor signed legislation, Chapter 690 of
the Laws of 2007 creating the 13th Judicial District. Under this law,
Staten Island (Richmond County) was allowed to have to have three
Supreme Court Justices. Under the State Constitution, a Supreme Court
district must have one Justice for every 50,000 residents. Based on
the most recent U.S. Census data, Staten Island is allowed 10
Justices. By increasing the number of Justices, authorized by the
constitution, Staten Island will receive more judges to handle
ever-heavier caseloads. This bill is the final step in the process to
give Staten Island the required 10 Justice positions for the 13th
Judicial District. The bill would also restore three Supreme Court
Justices to the 2nd Judicial District that were deleted under Chapter
690 of the Laws of 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Similar to 2009-2010: S.4566 - Referred to Judiciary.
Similar to 2008: S.6754 - Passed Senate/A.11142 - Referred to Judiciary.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                  4225

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 the number of justices
  of the supreme court in the second and thirteenth judicial districts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2  and 13 of section 140-a of the judiciary
law, subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 13 as added by chapter 690
of the laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  2. Second district, [forty-nine] FIFTY-TWO;
  13. Thirteenth district, [three] TEN.
  S 2. Two of the additional justices of the supreme court in the  thir-
teenth  judicial  district  and  the  three  additional  justices of the
supreme court in the second judicial district provided  for  by  section
one  of  this  act  shall first be elected at the general election to be
held in November 2011 and shall  first  take  office  January  1,  2012.
Another  three  of  the  additional justices of the supreme court in the
thirteenth judicial district provided for by section  one  of  this  act
shall  first  be  elected at the general election to be held in November
2012 and shall first take office January 1, 2013.    The  remaining  two
additional  justices  of  the  supreme  court in the thirteenth judicial
district provided for by section one of this act shall first be  elected
at the general election to be held in November 2013 and shall first take
office January 1, 2014.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03079-02-1

S4225A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7481
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §140-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S615

S4225A - Bill Texts

view summary

Increases the number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4225A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices of the
supreme court in the second and
thirteenth judicial districts

PURPOSE:
To increase the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to
ten and to increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District to fifty-two.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivisions 2 and 13 of section 140-a of the
Judiciary Law as added by Chapter 690 of the Laws of 2007 to increase
the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to ten and to
increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial District to
fifty-two.

Section two allows Justice Thomas P. Aliotta, and his successor in
office on the effective date of this act shall for the remainder of
the term for which he or she was elected or appointed to be a justice
of the supreme court in and for the 13th Judicial District.

Section three requires 2 additional justices of the supreme court in
the 13th District and 2 additional Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District provided for in section one of this act shall first be
elected at the general election in held in November 2011 and shall
first take office January 1, 2012. Another 3 additional Justices of
the Supreme Court in the 13th District and two Justices of the
Supreme Court in the 2nd District provided for in section one of this
act shall first be elected at the general election in held in
November 2012 and shall first take office January 1, 2013. The
remaining Justice for the 13th District shall first be elected at the
general election in held in November 2013 and shall first take office
January 1, 2014.

Section four is an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
On December 5, 2007, the Governor signed legislation, Chapter 690 of
the Laws of 2007 creating the 13th Judicial District. Under this law,
Staten Island (Richmond County) was allowed to have to have three
Supreme Court Justices. Under the State Constitution, a
Supreme Court District must have one Justice for every 50,000
residents. Based on the most recent U.S. Census data, Staten Island
is allowed 10 Justices. By increasing the number of Justices
authorized by the New York Constitution, Staten Island should receive
more judges to handle ever-heavier caseloads. This bill is the final
step in the process to give Staten Island the required 10 Justice
positions for the 13th Judicial District. The bill will also
authorize four Supreme Court Justices to the 2nd Judicial District.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


Similar to 2009-2010: S-4566 - Referred to Judiciary.
Similar to 2008: S.6754 - Passed Senate/A.11142 - Referred to Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4225--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices
  of the supreme court in the second and thirteenth judicial districts

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 13 of section  140-a  of  the  judiciary
law, subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 13 as added by chapter 690
of the laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  2. Second district, [forty-nine] FIFTY-TWO;
  13. Thirteenth district, [three] TEN.
  S  2.  Justice  Thomas  P. Aliotta, and his successor in office on the
effective date of this act shall for the remainder of the term for which
he or she was elected or appointed be a justice of the supreme court  in
and for the thirteenth judicial district.
  S  3. Two of the additional justices of the supreme court in the thir-
teenth judicial district and two  additional  justices  of  the  supreme
court  in  the  second  judicial district provided for by section one of
this act shall first be elected at the general election to  be  held  in
November  2011  and  shall  first  take office January 1, 2012.  Another
three of the additional justices of the supreme court in the  thirteenth
judicial district and the other two justices of the supreme court in the
second  judicial  district provided for by section one of this act shall
first be elected at the general election to be held in November 2012 and
shall first take office January  1,  2013.    The  remaining  additional
justice  of  the  supreme  court  in  the  thirteenth  judicial district
provided for by section one of this act shall first be  elected  at  the
general election to be held in November 2013 and shall first take office
January 1, 2014.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03079-06-1

S4225B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7481
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §140-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S615

S4225B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Increases the number of supreme court justices in the thirteenth judicial district to ten and in the second judicial district to fifty-two.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4225B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices of the
supreme court in the second and
thirteenth judicial districts

PURPOSE:
To increase the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to
ten and to increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District to fifty-two.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 2 and 13 of section 140-a of the
Judiciary Law as added by Chapter 690 of the Laws of 2007 to increase
the number of Justices in the 13th Judicial District to ten and to
increase the number of Justices in the 2nd Judicial District to
fifty-two.

Section two allows Justice Thomas P. Aliotta, and his successor in
office on the effective date of this act shall for the remainder of
the term for which he or she was elected or appointed to be a justice
of the supreme court in and for the 13th Judicial District.

Section three requires 2 additional justices of the Supreme court in
the 13th District and 2 additional Justices in the 2nd Judicial
District provided for in section one of this act shall first be
elected at the general election in held in November 2012 and shall
first take office January 1, 2013. Another 3 additional Justices of
the Supreme Court in the 13th District and two Justices of the
Supreme Court in the 2nd District provided for in section one of this
act shall first be elected at the general election in held in
November 2013 and shall first take office January 1, 2014. The
remaining Justice for the 13th District shall first be elected at the
general election in held in November 2014 and shall first take office
January 1, 2015.

Section four is an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
On December 5, 2007, the Governor signed legislation, Chapter 690 of
the Laws of 2007 creating the 13th Judicial District. Under this law,
Staten Island (Richmond County) was allowed to have to have three
Supreme Court Justices. Under the State Constitution, a Supreme Court
District must have one Justice for every 50,000 residents. Based on
the most recent U.S. Census data, Staten Island is allowed 10 Justices.
By increasing the number of Justices authorized by the New York
Constitution, Staten Island should receive more judges to handle
ever-heavier caseloads. This bill is the final step in the process to
give

Staten Island the required 10 Justice positions for the 13th Judicial
District. The bill will also authorize four Supreme Court Justices to
the 2nd Judicial District.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Similar to 2010-11: S.7481 - Passed Senate/A.7481 - Referred to Judiciary
Similar to 2009-10: S.4566 - Referred to Judiciary
Similar to 2008: S.6754 - Passed Senate/ A.11142 - Referred to Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4225--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  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 commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the number of justices
  of the supreme court in the second and thirteenth judicial districts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2  and 13 of section 140-a of the judiciary
law, subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 13 as added by chapter 690
of the laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  2. Second district, [forty-nine] FIFTY-TWO;
  13. Thirteenth district, [three] TEN.
  S 2. Justice Thomas P. Aliotta, and his successor  in  office  on  the
effective date of this act shall for the remainder of the term for which
he  or she was elected or appointed be a justice of the supreme court in
and for the thirteenth judicial district.
  S 3. Two of the additional justices of the supreme court in the  thir-
teenth  judicial  district  and  two  additional justices of the supreme
court in the second judicial district provided for  by  section  one  of
this  act  shall  first be elected at the general election to be held in
November 2012 and shall first take office  January  1,  2013.    Another
three  of the additional justices of the supreme court in the thirteenth
judicial district and the other two justices of the supreme court in the
second judicial district provided for by section one of this  act  shall
first be elected at the general election to be held in November 2013 and
shall  first  take  office  January  1, 2014.   The remaining additional
justice of  the  supreme  court  in  the  thirteenth  judicial  district

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03079-07-2

S. 4225--B                          2

provided  for  by  section one of this act shall first be elected at the
general election to be held in November 2014 and shall first take office
January 1, 2015.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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