senate Bill S7218

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the election of an additional family court judge for the county of Franklin

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May 06, 2014 referred to judiciary

S7218 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9544
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง131, Fam Ct Act

S7218 - Bill Texts

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Provides for the election of an additional family court judge for the county of Franklin.

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BILL NUMBER:S7218

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to
authorizing the creation of an additional family court judgeship in
the county of Franklin

PURPOSE:

Provides for the election of an additional family court judge for the
county of Franklin.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 131 of the family court act to add a new
subdivision (u) to provide that the county of Franklin shall have one
additional family court judge and the number of such judges now
existing in such county is hereby increased accordingly. Further it
directs that the compensation of such additional family court judge
shall be the same as the compensation of the existing family court
judge in such county.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Franklin County's population is 50,000 and they only have one county
level judge while many counties of the same or smaller population have
anywhere from two to three judges.

Franklin County Family Court is no exception to the rule of increased
filing and appearances. The families and children of Franklin County
in crisis deserve no less than other counties in New York State, and
now is the time to amend the law to secure a Family Court Judgeship in
Franklin County. Currently, Franklin County has one judge that
presides over county, family and surrogate's court matters.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The cost of an additional Family Court Judge will be $119,800 per year
as prescribed by Judiciary Law Article 7-B section 221-e, plus other
compensation costs that may be incurred.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately; provide that the additional
family court judge in the county of Franklin provided for in this act
shall first be elected in the general election to be held in November
2014 and shall take office on January 1, 2015.

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

                                  7218

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in  relation  to  authorizing  the
  creation  of  an  additional  family  court judgeship in the county of
  Franklin

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

  Section  1. Section 131 of the family court act is amended by adding a
new subdivision (u) to read as follows:
  (U) IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN THERE SHALL  BE  ONE  ADDITIONAL  FAMILY
COURT JUDGE AND THE NUMBER OF SUCH JUDGES NOW EXISTING IN SUCH COUNTY IS
HEREBY INCREASED ACCORDINGLY. THE COMPENSATION OF SUCH ADDITIONAL FAMILY
COURT JUDGE SHALL BE THE SAME AS THE COMPENSATION OF THE EXISTING FAMILY
COURT JUDGE IN SUCH COUNTY.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the addi-
tional family court judge in the county of Franklin provided for in this
act shall first be elected in the general election to be held in  Novem-
ber 2014 and shall take office on January 1, 2015.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15002-01-4

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