Senate Bill S7536

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a court-appointed special advocates program to aid family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children

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

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2013-S7536 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10031
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-C §§849-l - 849-p, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7536, A10031

2013-S7536 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a court-appointed special advocates program to aid family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children; provides aid to non-profit programs which provide assistance to family courts.

2013-S7536 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S7536 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7536

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

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  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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