senate Bill S737A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to verification of a name change

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2013 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.987
May 24, 2013 print number 737a
amend and recommit to finance
May 20, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S737A
35
2
committee
35
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S737
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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A (Active)
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S737 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2716A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §61-a, amd §§61 & 62, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S528A, A954A
2009-2010: S7667A, A11349A

S737 - Summary

Relates to verification of a name change.

S737 - Sponsor Memo

S737 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   737

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUSCHILLO,  DeFRANCISCO,  LARKIN, LAVALLE -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the civil rights law, in relation to verification of a
  name change

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

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
61-a to read as follows:
  S 61-A. VERIFICATION. 1. PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF ANY ORDER GRANTING A
CHANGE OF NAME, THE COURT IN WHICH THE PETITION  HAS  BEEN  FILED  SHALL
TAKE  ALL  REASONABLE  STEPS  TO  VERIFY THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE
PETITIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2. THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION  SHALL  PROMULGATE  SUCH  RULES,
REGULATIONS AND FEE SCHEDULE AS ARE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION.
IN  PROMULGATING  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS, THE OFFICE SHALL TAKE INTO
ACCOUNT THE LEGISLATURE'S INTENT THAT THE  PROCESS  OF  VERIFICATION  AS
DESCRIBED  IN  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MEANT TO PREVENT
THE PETITIONER FROM USING NAME CHANGE TO EVADE LEGAL  PROCESS  OR  OBLI-
GATION.
  S  2.  Subdivision 2 of section 61 of the civil rights law, as amended
by section 54 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of  2011,
is amended to read as follows:
  2.  If  the petitioner stands convicted of a violent felony offense as
defined in section 70.02 of the penal law or a felony defined in article
one hundred twenty-five of such law or any of the  following  provisions
of  such  law  sections  130.25, 130.30, 130.40, 130.45, 255.25, 255.26,
255.27,  article  two  hundred  sixty-three,  SECTIONS  135.10,  135.25,
230.05,  230.06,  subdivision  two  of section 230.30 or SECTION 230.32,
[and is currently confined as an inmate in any correctional facility  or

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

Co-Sponsors

S737A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2716A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §61-a, amd §§61 & 62, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S528A, A954A
2009-2010: S7667A, A11349A

S737A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to verification of a name change.

S737A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S737A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 737--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUSCHILLO,  DeFRANCISCO,  LARKIN, LAVALLE -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Codes  --  reported  favorably  from said committee and
  committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to verification  of  a
  name change

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

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
61-a to read as follows:
  S 61-A. VERIFICATION. 1. PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF ANY ORDER GRANTING A
CHANGE  OF  NAME,  THE  COURT IN WHICH THE PETITION HAS BEEN FILED SHALL
TAKE ALL REASONABLE STEPS TO VERIFY  THE  INFORMATION  PROVIDED  BY  THE
PETITIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND
REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION.  IN PROMULGATING SUCH  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS, THE OFFICE SHALL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE LEGISLATURE'S INTENT
THAT THE PROCESS OF VERIFICATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION  SHALL BE MEANT TO PREVENT THE PETITIONER FROM USING NAME CHANGE
TO EVADE LEGAL PROCESS OR OBLIGATION.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 61 of the civil rights law,  as  amended
by  section 54 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011,
is amended to read as follows:
  2. If the petitioner stands convicted of a violent felony  offense  as
defined in section 70.02 of the penal law or a felony defined in article
one  hundred  twenty-five of such law or any of the following provisions
of such law sections 130.25, 130.30,  130.40,  130.45,  255.25,  255.26,
255.27,  article  two  hundred  sixty-three,  SECTIONS  135.10,  135.25,

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

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