senate Bill S7814

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans courts

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Your valid home address is used to determine which NY State Senator Represents you.
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to judiciary

S7814 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-C ยงยง178-a - 178-c, Judy L

S7814 - Summary

Establishes veterans courts for the purpose of hearing and determining criminal cases involving veterans.

S7814 - Sponsor Memo

S7814 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7814

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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 veterans courts

  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 article 5-C to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 5-C
                             VETERANS COURTS
SECTION 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS.
        178-B. TRANSFER  OF CASES TO COURTS FOR VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUAT-
                 ED.
        178-C. PROCEDURE IN A COURT FOR VETERANS UPON TRANSFER  OF  CASE
                 THERETO.
  S 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS. THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR
OF  THE  COURTS,  BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH A COURT FOR VETERANS IN ANY CRIMINAL COURT IN THE  STATE,  AND
ASSIGN ONE OR MORE JUSTICES OR JUDGES TO PRESIDE THEREIN. SUCH COURT FOR
VETERANS SHALL HAVE AS ITS PURPOSE THE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF:
  1. CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN THE COURT FOR VETERANS AGAINST
A DEFENDANT IDENTIFIED AS A VETERAN; AND
  2.  CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN OTHER COURTS OF THE COUNTY OR
COURTS IN ANOTHER COUNTY WITHIN THE  JUDICIAL  DISTRICT,  AND  THAT  ARE
IDENTIFIED  AS APPROPRIATE FOR DISPOSITION BY THE COURT FOR VETERANS AND
TRANSFERRED TO THE COURT FOR VETERANS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED
SEVENTY-EIGHT-B OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 178-B. TRANSFER OF CASES TO COURTS FOR VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUATED. 1.
TRANSFER OF CASES PENDING IN LOCAL CRIMINAL COURTS. (A) A LOCAL CRIMINAL
COURT IN A COUNTY IN WHICH A COURT FOR  VETERANS  HAS  BEEN  ESTABLISHED
UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  OR A LOCAL CRIMINAL COURT IN ANOTHER COUNTY WITHIN
THE JUDICIAL DISTRICT MAY, UPON MOTION OF THE  DEFENDANT  AND  WITH  THE
CONSENT OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, CAUSE COPIES OF PAPERS AND OTHER DOCU-
MENTS  FILED  IN SUCH LOCAL CRIMINAL COURT IN CONNECTION WITH A CRIMINAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15487-01-4

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.