assembly Bill A2723

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the crime victims board to accept other official documents in lieu of police reports for documentation of eligibility for compensation

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Jan 20, 2015 referred to governmental operations


A2723 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง631, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2499
2011-2012: A2327
2013-2014: A4146
2017-2018: A3936

A2723 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the crime victims board to accept other official documents in lieu of police reports for documentation of eligibility for compensation for rape, sexual assault and child abuse and domestic violence.

A2723 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW, ABBATE -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to eligibility to receive
  awards from the crime victims board


  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  631 of the executive law, as
amended by section 22 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. No award shall be made unless the office finds that (a) a crime was
committed,  (b) such crime directly resulted in personal physical injury
to or the exacerbation of a preexisting  disability,  or  condition,  or
death  of, the victim, and (c) criminal justice agency records show that
such crime was promptly reported to the proper authorities;  and  in  no
case may an award be made where the criminal justice agency records show
that  such  report  was  made more than one week after the occurrence of
such crime unless the office, for good cause shown, finds the  delay  to
have  been justified[; provided, however]. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING
PROVISIONS OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  in  cases  involving  an  alleged  sex
offense  as  contained in article one hundred thirty of the penal law or
incest as defined in section 255.25, 255.26 or 255.27 of the  penal  law
or  labor  trafficking  as defined in section 135.35 of the penal law or
sex trafficking as defined in section 230.34 of  the  penal  law  or  an
offense  chargeable  as  a  family offense as described in section eight
hundred twelve of the family court act or section 530.11 of the criminal
procedure law, the criminal justice agency  report  need  only  be  made
within  a  reasonable  time considering all the circumstances, including
the victim's physical, emotional and mental condition and  family  situ-
ation.  For  the purposes of this subdivision, "criminal justice agency"
shall include, but not be limited to, a police  department,  a  district
attorney's office, and any other governmental agency having responsibil-

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