|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 31, 2013||signed chap.261|
|Jul 19, 2013||delivered to governor|
|Jun 17, 2013||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.241
substituted for a6900
|Jun 13, 2013||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 12, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1343|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 04, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 21, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S4344Signed By Governor
Defines and establishes the extent of relocation expenses for crime victim awards
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS4344240committee24Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
Jun 13, 2013 - floor VoteS4344590floor59Aye0Nay0Absent4Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 13, 2013aye (59)
Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS4344240committee24Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
Jun 4, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee VoteS4344130committee13Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S4344 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §621, Exec L
S4344 - Bill Texts
Defines and establishes the extent of relocation expenses for crime victim awards.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the
definition of relocation expenses for the purposes of crime victim
Purpose of Bill: This bill would amend the Executive Law to authorize
the Office of Victim Services (OVS) to include expenses of other
household members, and not just the victim's expenses, when making an
award for relocation expenses.
Summary of Provisions:
Section one of the bill would amend Executive Law § 621(23) to include
certain household members' expenses within the definition of
"relocation expenses" for which a crime victim may receive an award
Section two of the bill provides the effective date.
Existing Law: Under Executive Law § 621(23), the OVS may only make an
award for relocation expenses to the victim of a crime. Specifically,
subdivision twenty-three states that "relocation expenses" shall mean
"the cost of relocating a crime victim, when relocation is necessary
for the health or safety of the victim." As a result, when household
members relocate with a victim, OVS may only make an award for the
share of the relocation expenses allocated to the victim.
Prior Legislative History: This is a new bill.
Statement in Support: OVS has the authority to make an award to a
crime victim for his or her relocation expenses when the move is
necessary to ensure the victim's health or safety. When a victim lives
with family members, however, there is no provision which would allow
the OVS to make such an award that includes the moving expenses of
other family or household members. This has led to OVS having to make
awards based on the victim's pro-rata share of the overall moving
expenses of the household.
This bill would correct this obvious shortcoming in the current law by
providing that when an award is made for relocation expenses, the
award shall include the reasonable costs of moving and transporting
the victim's spouse and dependents with whom he or she resides. For a
child victim, the award would include the expenses of the
child-victim's parent, stepparent or guardian, as well as other
persons who are dependent upon the parent, stepparent or guardian who
also resides in the household.
Budget Implications: This measure will have minimal fiscal impact for
the OVS. Any potential increase in compensation costs would be offset
by an increase in the federal reimbursement for victim compensation.
Effective Date: This bill would take effect 30 days after it becomes
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4344 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 21, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- (at request of the Office of Victim Services) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the definition of relocation expenses for the purposes of crime victim services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 621 of the executive law, as added by chapter 377 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 23. "Relocation expenses" shall mean the cost of relocating a crime victim, when relocation is necessary for the health or safety of the victim. [Relocation expenses shall include the reasonable cost of moving and transportation expenses.] AN AWARD FOR RELOCATION EXPENSES OF A VICTIM SHALL INCLUDE THE REASONABLE COST OF MOVING AND TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES FOR (A) THE VICTIM, WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE RELOCATION EXPENSES OF THEIR SPOUSE AND ANY OTHER PERSON DEPENDENT FOR HIS OR HER PRINCIPAL SUPPORT UPON THE VICTIM OR SPOUSE WHO LIVES IN THE SAME RESIDENCE AS THE VICTIM, OR (B) IF THE VICTIM IS A CHILD VICTIM ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, THE CHILD VICTIM, WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE RELOCATION EXPENSES OF THEIR PARENT, STEPPARENT, GUARDIAN AND ANY OTHER PERSON DEPENDENT FOR HIS OR HER PRINCIPAL SUPPORT UPON SUCH PARENT, STEPPARENT, AND GUARDIAN WHO LIVES IN THE SAME RESIDENCE AS THE CHILD VICTIM. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to all original awards made on and after such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09017-01-3
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