senate Bill S629

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands eligibility for crime victims' compensation to include domestic partners

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

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Apr 05, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S629 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3592
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง624 & 626, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1422A, A4089A

S629 - Summary

Expands eligibility for those who receive awards under crime victims' compensation to include a domestic partner; defines domestic partner; further provides for out-of-pocket loss to include the cost of counseling for surviving family members of homicide victims.

S629 - Sponsor Memo

S629 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   629

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to eligibility of domes-
  tic partners for compensation from the crime victims' board

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 624 of the execu-
tive  law,  as amended by chapter 427 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) a surviving spouse OR DOMESTIC PARTNER, grandparent, parent, step-
parent, child or stepchild of a victim of a crime who died as  a  direct
result of such crime;
  S  2.  Section  624  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,  "DOMESTIC  PARTNER"  MEANS  A
PERSON WHO, WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER PERSON:
  (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION-
SHIP  WITH  THE  OTHER  PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE
UNITED STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR  REGIS-
TERED  AS  THE  DOMESTIC  PARTNER  OF THE OTHER PERSON WITH ANY REGISTRY
MAINTAINED BY THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY  STATE,  MUNICIPALITY,
OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR
  (B)  IS  FORMALLY  RECOGNIZED AS A BENEFICIARY OR COVERED PERSON UNDER
THE OTHER PERSON'S EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR HEALTH INSURANCE; OR
  (C) IS DEPENDENT OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE  OTHER  PERSON  FOR
SUPPORT,  AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING A
MUTUAL INTENT TO BE A DOMESTIC PARTNER INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO:
COMMON  OWNERSHIP  OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY; COMMON
HOUSEHOLDING, SHARED INCOME OR  SHARED  EXPENSES;  CHILDREN  IN  COMMON;

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

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