|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S629
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S629 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S629 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to eligibility of domestic partners for compensation from the crime victims' board PURPOSE: This bill would allow people maintaining significant and long-term. yet not legally formalized, relationships with homicide victims to be eligible for compensation from the Crime Victims Board for actual out of pocket losses and counseling expenses. Such people would include, for example, elderly siblings or relatives sharing living quarters in a mutually interdependent relationship, adult partners in long-term committed relationships not formalized by marriage and those who have parent-child relationships but have not entered into a formal adoption arrangement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend Executive Law section 624 to allow a family member of a homicide victim, who resided with the victim at the time of such crime and with whom the victim maintained a long-term relationship characterized by emotional and financial commitment and interdependence, to be eligible for compensation from the Crime Victims Board when the victim died as a direct result of such crime.
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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