senate Bill S7579

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the authority of support magistrates in family court to adjudicate child support license suspension proceedings

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10345 -

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 signed chap.468
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1486
substituted for s7579
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a10345
ordered to third reading cal.1486
Jun 05, 2012 referred to rules


S7579 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง439 & 454, Fam Ct Act

S7579 - Summary

Relates to the authority of support magistrates in family court to adjudicate child support license suspension proceedings.

S7579 - Sponsor Memo

S7579 - 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

                              June 5, 2012

Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
  istration)  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to  the  authority  of
  support  magistrates  in  family  court  to  adjudicate  child support
  license suspension proceedings


  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 439 of the family court act, as
amended by section 1 of chapter 576 of the laws of 2005, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) The chief administrator of the courts shall provide, in accordance
with  subdivision  (f)  of this section, for the appointment of a suffi-
cient number of  support  magistrates  to  hear  and  determine  support
proceedings.  Except  as hereinafter provided, support magistrates shall
be empowered to hear, determine and grant any relief within  the  powers
of  the  court  in  any  proceeding  under  this article, articles five,
five-A, and five-B and sections two hundred thirty-four and two  hundred
thirty-five  of this act, and objections raised pursuant to section five
thousand two hundred forty-one of the  civil  practice  law  and  rules.
Support  magistrates shall not be empowered to hear, determine and grant
any relief with respect to issues  specified  in  [subdivision  five  of
section  four  hundred fifty-four or] section four hundred fifty-five of
this [act] ARTICLE, issues of contested paternity  involving  claims  of
equitable  estoppel,  custody,  visitation  including  visitation  as  a
defense, and orders of protection or exclusive possession of  the  home,
which shall be referred to a judge as provided in subdivision (b) or (c)
of  this  section. Where an order of filiation is issued by a judge in a
paternity proceeding and child  support  is  in  issue,  the  judge,  or
support  magistrate upon referral from the judge, shall be authorized to
immediately make a temporary or final order of support, as applicable. A
support magistrate shall have the authority to hear and  decide  motions
and issue summonses and subpoenas to produce persons pursuant to section
one  hundred  fifty-three  of  this act, hear and decide proceedings and

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


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