senate Bill S6618

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to confidentiality of communications with members of a judicial assistance committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2012 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.786
Mar 05, 2012 referred to judiciary

S6618 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง499, Judy L

S6618 - Summary

Provides for privilege and confidentiality of communications with members of a judicial assistance committee created by state or local bar association.

S6618 - Sponsor Memo

S6618 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2012

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 confidential  communi-
  cations with judicial assistance committees


  Section 1. Section 499 of the judiciary law, as added by  chapter  327
of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S  499.  Lawyer  AND  JUDICIAL  assistance committees. 1. Confidential
information privileged. The confidential  relations  and  communications
between a member or authorized agent of a lawyer assistance committee OR
JUDICIAL  ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE sponsored by a state or local bar associ-
ation and any  person,  firm  or  corporation  communicating  with  such
committee, its members or authorized agents shall be deemed to be privi-
leged  on  the  same basis as those provided by law between attorney and
client. Such privilege may be waived only by the person, firm or  corpo-
ration which has furnished information to the committee.
  2.  Immunity  from  liability. Any person, firm or corporation in good
faith providing information to, or in any other way participating in the
affairs of, any of the committees referred to in subdivision one of this
section shall be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result
by reason of such conduct. For the purpose of any proceeding,  the  good
faith of any such person, firm or corporation shall be presumed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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