senate Bill S349

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow a district court judge to serve as a family court judge in the judicial district of his or her residence

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Feb 21, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S349 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2486
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 6 ยง26, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1811, A2452
2009-2010: S8300, A7576B

S349 - Bill Texts

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Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow a district court judge to temporarily serve as a family court judge in the judicial district of his or her residence.

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BILL NUMBER:S349

TITLE OF BILL:
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment
to section 26 of article 6 of the constitution, in relation to
authorizing district court judges to serve as family court judges

PURPOSE:
A constitutional amendment to allow a district court judge to serve as
a family court judge in the judicial district of his or her residence.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Subdivision (h) of section 26 of article 6 of the
constitution is amended to allow a judge of the district court in any
county to be temporarily assigned to the family court in the judicial
district of his or her residence.

Section 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), that the foregoing
amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session
convening after the next succeeding general election of members of
the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the
constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such
election.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State allows county court judges to act as and discharge the
duties of family court judges, however, New York State district court
judges seem to have been overlooked. By allowing New York State
district court judges to act as family court judges, case loads and
delays can be reduced and personal attention to each matter can be
increased.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12 S.1811; 2010 S.8300

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   349

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 26 of article 6 of  the  constitution,
  in  relation  to  authorizing district court judges to serve as family
  court judges

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That  subdivision  h  of
section  26  of  article  6  of  the  constitution be amended to read as
follows:
  h. A judge of the district court in any county may perform the  duties
of office or hold court in any county and may be temporarily assigned to
the  county  court in the judicial department of his or her residence or
to a court for the city of New  York  established  pursuant  to  section
fifteen of this article or to the district court in any county OR TO THE
FAMILY COURT IN THE JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF HIS OR HER RESIDENCE.
  S  2.  RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89045-02-3

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