|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2014||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1614
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 01, 2014||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S7168
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7168 - Details
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- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Judiciary Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §290-a, Judy L
S7168 - Summary
Provides that the chief administrator of the courts may direct the use of mechanical recording of testimony.
S7168 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7168 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to mechanical recording of testimony and proceedings PURPOSE: Provides that the Chief Administrator of the Courts may direct the use of mechanical recording of testimony and proceedings in only certain courts. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - This bill permits the Chief Administrator of the Courts to direct the use of mechanical recording of testimony and of other proceedings in the courts of this State, in lieu of the taking of stenographic notes. However, it specifically prohibits the following courts from using mechanical recording of testimony: a) NYC Supreme Courts Civil Term; b) NYC Supreme Courts Criminal Term; c) NYS Supreme Courts outside the City of New York; d) New York County Courts; e) NYS District Courts, criminal and civil jury trials; f) NYS Family Courts, delinquency cases; g) NYC Civil and Criminal Courts; h) City Courts outside the City of New York; and i) Surrogate Courts, hearing and trial parts. The bill further provides that in the event there are no transfer or
S7168 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7168 I N S E N A T E May 1, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 mechanical recording of testimony and proceedings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 290-a to read as follows: S 290-A. MECHANICAL RECORDING OF TESTIMONY AND PROCEEDINGS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS MAY DIRECT THE USE OF MECHANICAL RECORDING OF TESTIMONY AND OF OTHER PROCEEDINGS IN EACH CASE, IN LIEU OF THE TAKING OF STENOGRAPHIC NOTES THEREOF, EXCEPT FOR THE COURTS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. TRANSCRIPTS PROVIDED BY ELECTRONIC RECORDING TRANSCRIBERS SHALL COMPLY WITH OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATOR TRANSCRIPT FORMATS AND BE GOVERNED BY COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPT FEES AS PROMULGATED BY THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION. NO MINIMUM FEES SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SAID TRANSCRIPTS. 2. THE FOLLOWING COURTS SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM USING MECHANICAL RECORDING OF TESTIMONY AND PROCEEDINGS: (A) NEW YORK CITY SUPREME COURTS CIVIL TERM; (B) NEW YORK CITY SUPREME COURTS CRIMINAL TERM; (C) NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURTS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK; (D) NEW YORK COUNTY COURTS; (E) COURT OF CLAIMS; (F) NEW YORK STATE DISTRICT COURTS, CRIMINAL AND CIVIL JURY TRIALS; (G) NEW YORK STATE FAMILY COURTS; (H) NEW YORK CITY CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURTS; (I) CITY COURTS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK; (J) SURROGATE COURTS, HEARING AND TRIAL PARTS. 3. IN THE EVENT THERE ARE NO TRANSFER OR REASSIGNMENT REQUESTS, AND NO VIABLE ELIGIBLE LIST OF STENOTYPE COURT REPORTERS FROM WHICH TO CANVASS, THEN AN EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT SHALL BE ISSUED TO FILL THE POSITION ON A PROVISIONAL OR PER DIEM BASIS. ONLY THEN, WHEN SUCH REMEDIES ARE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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