senate Bill S5993A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the New York Civil Gideon Act

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Dec 06, 2013 print number 5993a
Dec 06, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Nov 22, 2013 referred to rules

S5993 - Details

Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-C §§723 - 723-d, amd §§722 & 722-c, County L; amd §1303, RPAP L; amd §§227 & 261, V & T L; add §98-d, St Fin L; amd §468-a, Judy L

S5993 - Summary

Creates the New York Civil Gideon Act.

S5993 - Sponsor Memo

S5993 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5993

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 22, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  county  law,  the  real  property  actions  and
  proceedings  law,  the  vehicle  and traffic law and the state finance
  law, in relation to enacting the "NY Civil Gideon Act"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
Civil Gideon act".
  S 2. The county law is amended by adding a new article 18-C to read as
follows:

                              ARTICLE 18-C
               REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS IN CIVIL MATTERS
SECTION 723. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        723-A. CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL COMMISSION.
        723-B. ASSIGNED COUNSEL FOR CIVIL MATTERS REVIEW PANEL.
        723-C. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.
  S 723. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES
AS FOLLOWS:
  1. EVERY YEAR, AT LEAST EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE CIVIL LEGAL NEEDS OF LOW
INCOME NEW YORKERS GO UNMET.
  2. THESE LEGAL NEEDS OFTEN CONCERN MATTERS PERTAINING  TO  THE  ESSEN-
TIALS  OF  LIFE  INCLUDING SHELTER, FOOD, EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, AND FAMILY
SUSTAINABILITY.
  3. THE LACK OF AVAILABLE CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE UNDERMINES  COMPREHEN-
SIVE ASSISTANCE FOR CRIME VICTIMS.
  4.  THE LACK OF CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO RESOLVE A FAMILY'S LEGAL PROB-
LEMS OFTEN DISRUPTS THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS' EDUCATION, FREQUENTLY
WITH A PERMANENT IMPACT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13093-02-3

S5993A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-C §§723 - 723-d, amd §§722 & 722-c, County L; amd §1303, RPAP L; amd §§227 & 261, V & T L; add §98-d, St Fin L; amd §468-a, Judy L

S5993A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the New York Civil Gideon Act.

S5993A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5993A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5993--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  county  law,  the  real  property  actions  and
  proceedings law, the vehicle and traffic law, the  state  finance  law
  and  the  judiciary  law, in relation to enacting the "NY Civil Gideon
  Act"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
Civil Gideon act".
  S 2. The county law is amended by adding a new article 18-C to read as
follows:

                              ARTICLE 18-C
               REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS IN CIVIL MATTERS
SECTION 723.   LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        723-A. CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL COMMISSION.
        723-B. LEAD AGENCY FOR CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL.
        723-C. ASSIGNED COUNSEL FOR CIVIL MATTERS REVIEW PANEL.
        723-D. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.
  S 723. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES
AS FOLLOWS:
  1. EVERY YEAR, AT LEAST EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE CIVIL LEGAL NEEDS OF LOW
INCOME NEW YORKERS GO UNMET.
  2. THESE LEGAL NEEDS OFTEN CONCERN MATTERS PERTAINING  TO  THE  ESSEN-
TIALS  OF  LIFE  INCLUDING SHELTER, FOOD, EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, AND FAMILY
SUSTAINABILITY.
  3. THE LACK OF AVAILABLE CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE UNDERMINES  COMPREHEN-
SIVE ASSISTANCE FOR CRIME VICTIMS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13093-04-3

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