|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2014||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1498
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 15, 2014||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S7536
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S7536 - Details
S7536 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7536 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the court-appointed special advocates program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) in statute and codify existing Office of Court Administration (OCA) rules pertaining to CASA. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative intent. Section 2: Creates a new article 21-C in the judiciary law known as the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. Section 3: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program was established by the Office of Court Administration in 1991 under the Task Force on Permanency Planning to promote and support trained community volunteer advocacy programs. The role of CASA is to assist Family Courts in
S7536 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7536 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 the court-appointed special advocates program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The purpose of this act is to recognize the important role long played by court-appointed special advocates ("CASA") programs in aiding family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children; and to ensure that, going forward, CASA programs are suit- ably structured, administered and funded so that they may continue to provide appropriate services to children and families through its dedi- cated volunteers. S 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 21-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 21-C COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES PROGRAM SECTION 849-L. GENERAL PURPOSE. 849-M. ADMINISTRATION. 849-N. STATE ASSISTANCE. 849-O. IMMUNITY. 849-P. CONFIDENTIALITY. S 849-L. GENERAL PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY RECOGNIZES THE IMPOR- TANCE OF COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) PROGRAMS TO THE EFFEC- TIVE OPERATION OF THE FAMILY COURT. ACCORDINGLY, IT DIRECTS THAT, AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE, THESE PROGRAMS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ADMINISTRA- TIVE SUPERVISION AND ELIGIBLE FOR STATE ASSISTANCE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, A CASA PROGRAM SHALL MEAN A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH STANDARDS AS ARE SPECIFIED IN RULES OF THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY- NINE-M OF THIS ARTICLE. S 849-M. ADMINISTRATION. THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS STANDARDIZING USE OF CASA PROGRAMS IN THIS STATE AND GOVERNING THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF SUCH PROGRAMS. NO CASA EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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