Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014
referred to judiciary
Assembly Bill A10031
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-A10031 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-A10031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10031 I N A S S E M B L Y June 10, 2014 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Stirpe) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the court-appointed special advocates program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The purpose of this act is to recognize the important role long played by court-appointed special advocates ("CASA") programs in aiding family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children; and to ensure that, going forward, CASA programs are suit- ably structured, administered and funded so that they may continue to provide appropriate services to children and families through its dedi- cated volunteers. S 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 21-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 21-C COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES PROGRAM SECTION 849-L. GENERAL PURPOSE. 849-M. ADMINISTRATION. 849-N. STATE ASSISTANCE. 849-O. IMMUNITY. 849-P. CONFIDENTIALITY. S 849-L. GENERAL PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY RECOGNIZES THE IMPOR- TANCE OF COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) PROGRAMS TO THE EFFEC- TIVE OPERATION OF THE FAMILY COURT. ACCORDINGLY, IT DIRECTS THAT, AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE, THESE PROGRAMS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ADMINISTRA- TIVE SUPERVISION AND ELIGIBLE FOR STATE ASSISTANCE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, A CASA PROGRAM SHALL MEAN A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH STANDARDS AS ARE SPECIFIED IN RULES OF THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY- NINE-M OF THIS ARTICLE. S 849-M. ADMINISTRATION. THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS STANDARDIZING USE OF CASA PROGRAMS IN THIS STATE AND GOVERNING THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF SUCH PROGRAMS. NO CASA EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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