senate Bill S7577

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits antitrust fines or penalties to be paid to the office of victim services in the court's discretion

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May 15, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S7577 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5386
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §347-a, Gen Bus L; amd §623, Exec L

S7577 - Summary

Provides that in any action commenced under the state's anti-trust law, the court may direct that all or any part of a criminal fine or civil penalty imposed upon a violator may, in the court's discretion, be ordered to be deposited with the office of victim services.

S7577 - Sponsor Memo

S7577 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7577

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law and the executive law, in
  relation to the disposition of certain fines

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
347-a to read as follows:
  S  347-A.  FINES  PAYABLE TO THE OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES.  FOLLOWING
SENTENCING FOR A CRIME PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE  OF
THIS  ARTICLE  OR  UPON  A  JUDGMENT  PURSUANT  TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED
FORTY-TWO-A OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COURT IN ITS DISCRETION  MAY  DETERMINE
THAT  ANY  FINE  OR  PENALTY OR ANY PORTION THEREOF SHALL BE PAID TO THE
OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES TO BE EXPENDED  FOR  ANY  PURPOSE  OF  ARTICLE
TWENTY-TWO  OF  THE EXECUTIVE LAW AS PROVIDED BY SUBDIVISION NINETEEN OF
SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF SUCH LAW.
  S 2. Subdivision 19 of section 623 of the executive law, as amended by
section 8 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  19.  To  accept,  with  the  approval of the governor, as agent of the
state, any grant  including  federal  grants,  ANY  FINES  OR  PENALTIES
IMPOSED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OR THREE HUNDRED
FORTY-TWO-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AND MADE PAYABLE TO  THE  OFFICE
PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN-A OF SUCH LAW, or any gift
for the purposes of this article. Any monies so received may be expended
by  the office to effectuate any purpose of this article, subject to the
applicable provisions of the state finance law.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law  and shall apply to any judgment entered or fine or
penalty imposed on or after such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09255-01-3

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