senate Bill S7592A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes pilot program permitting use of electronic means for commencing actions in certain criminal and family court proceedings

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  • 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
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.184
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1517
substituted for s7592a
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a10706
ordered to third reading cal.1517
Jun 18, 2012 print number 7592a
amend and recommit to rules
Jun 05, 2012 referred to rules

S7592 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10706
Law Section:
Judiciary
Laws Affected:
Add §§6-a, 6-b & 6-c, amd §6, rpld sub (b) ¶ (B) sub ¶¶ 1 & 2, Chap 367 of 1999; amd §6, Chap 416 of 2009

S7592 - Summary

Authorizes pilot program permitting use of electronic means for commencing actions in certain criminal and family court proceedings.

S7592 - Sponsor Memo

S7592 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7592

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 367 of the laws  of  1999,  amending  the  civil
  practice law and rules and the judiciary law relating to authorization
  of  pilot  programs  permitting use of facsimile transmission or elec-
  tronic means to commence an action or special proceeding, in  relation
  to  authorization of pilot programs permitting use of electronic means
  in certain courts; and to amend chapter  416  of  the  laws  of  2009,
  amending  the  civil  practice  law  and  rules relating to service of
  papers by electronic means, in relation to development  of  a  program
  relating  to  the  use  of  electronic  means  for the commencement of
  certain actions; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions of
  chapter 367 of the laws of 1999 upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Since 1999, the state has steadily expanded its program in
the use of electronic means for the  commencement  of  actions  and  the
exchange  of  legal  papers  and  other  documents  between  parties  in
proceedings in New York's civil courts. Throughout this expansion,  this
program has consistently demonstrated success, measured by its reliabil-
ity, efficiency, convenience and savings in time and money for the liti-
gating public and for the courts.
  Finding  that use of electronic filing in judicial proceedings also is
expanding rapidly across the nation, and  believing  that  the  benefits
heretofore realized in New York through its use in civil proceedings can
likewise  be  realized  through  its  expansion into criminal and family
court proceedings, the legislature enacts this measure  to  provide  the
necessary authorization.
  Introduction  of  electronic filing in the civil court proceedings was
begun slowly in New York. This was to ensure that important rights would
not be jeopardized as bench and bar gained experience with  use  of  the
technologies  involved  in  such  filing. The legislature now finds that
proceedings in criminal and family courts can present their  own  unique

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

S7592A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10706
Law Section:
Judiciary
Laws Affected:
Add §§6-a, 6-b & 6-c, amd §6, rpld sub (b) ¶ (B) sub ¶¶ 1 & 2, Chap 367 of 1999; amd §6, Chap 416 of 2009

S7592A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes pilot program permitting use of electronic means for commencing actions in certain criminal and family court proceedings.

S7592A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7592A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7592--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SALAND -- (at request of the Office of Court Adminis-
  tration)  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on  Rules  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend chapter 367 of the laws  of  1999,  amending  the  civil
  practice law and rules and the judiciary law relating to authorization
  of  pilot  programs  permitting use of facsimile transmission or elec-
  tronic means to commence an action or special proceeding, in  relation
  to  authorization of pilot programs permitting use of electronic means
  in certain courts; and to amend chapter  416  of  the  laws  of  2009,
  amending  the  civil  practice  law  and  rules relating to service of
  papers by electronic means, in relation to development  of  a  program
  relating  to  the  use  of  electronic  means  for the commencement of
  certain actions; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions of
  chapter 367 of the laws of 1999 upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Chapter 367 of the laws of 1999, amending the civil prac-
tice law and rules and the judiciary law relating  to  authorization  of
pilot  programs  permitting  use of facsimile transmission or electronic
means to commence an action or special proceeding, is amended by  adding
three new sections 6-a, 6-b and 6-c to read as follows:
  S  6-A.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW, THE CHIEF
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS, WITH THE  APPROVAL  OF  THE  ADMINISTRATIVE
BOARD  OF  THE COURTS, MAY PROMULGATE RULES AUTHORIZING A PROGRAM IN THE
USE OF ELECTRONIC MEANS IN THE SUPREME COURT AND  IN  THE  COUNTY  COURT
FOR:  (1)  THE  FILING  WITH A COURT OF AN ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING JURISDICTION IN A SUPERIOR COURT,  AS  PROVIDED  BY
ARTICLES  195  AND 200 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, AND (2) THE FILING
AND SERVICE OF PAPERS IN PENDING CRIMINAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS.
  (B) (1) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE  PROVIDED  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE STRICTLY VOLUNTARY AND WILL TAKE PLACE
ONLY UPON CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES IN THE CRIMINAL ACTION  OR  PROCEEDING;

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

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