assembly Bill A10245

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the office of court administration to collect and maintain data on limited English proficient litigants in the state

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May 18, 2016 referred to judiciary

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A10245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7590
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A1936
2019-2020: A754

A10245 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of court administration to collect and maintain data on limited English proficient litigants in the state; requires such information be publicly available.

A10245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10245

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 18, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring the office
  of court administration  to  collect  and  maintain  data  on  limited
  English proficient litigants in the state

  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 section 391 to
read as follows:
  S 391. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT LITIGANTS DATA. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE  SERVICES"  MEANS  INTERPRETATION  SERVICES
AND/OR TRANSLATION SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  INTERPRETER  PERSONNEL  TO  A
LIMITED  ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUAL IN HIS OR HER PRIMARY LANGUAGE TO
ENSURE SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY  TO  COMMUNICATE  EFFECTIVELY  WITH  A
COURT, COURT PERSONNEL AND OTHER PARTIES;
  (B)  "LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENT INDIVIDUAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
IDENTIFIES AS BEING, OR IS EVIDENTLY, UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE MEANINGFULLY
WITH A COURT, COURT PERSONNEL AND OTHER PARTIES BECAUSE ENGLISH  IS  NOT
HIS OR HER PRIMARY LANGUAGE;
  (C)  "PRIMARY  LANGUAGE" MEANS THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH A LIMITED ENGLISH
PROFICIENT INDIVIDUAL CHOOSES TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS; AND
  (D) "TRANSLATION SERVICES" MEANS ORAL EXPLANATION  OR  WRITTEN  TRANS-
LATION OF DOCUMENTS.
  2.  THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL COLLECT AND MAINTAIN DATA
ON ALL LIMITED ENGLISH  PROFICIENT  INDIVIDUALS  WHO  ARE  LITIGANTS  IN
COURTS  WITHIN  THIS STATE.   AT A MINIMUM, THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION SHALL COLLECT AND MAINTAIN DATA ON THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE NUMBER OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LITI-
GANTS IN COURTS WITHIN THIS STATE, DISAGGREGATED BY  COURT  AND  COUNTY,
AND THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE OF SUCH INDIVIDUALS;
  (B) THE NUMBER OF SUCH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUALS ACTUALLY
SERVED,  DISAGGREGATED BY COURT AND COUNTY, THE TYPE OF LANGUAGE ASSIST-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15070-01-6