assembly Bill A3683A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a court-appointed special advocates program to aid family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Apr 29, 2015 print number 3683a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 27, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A3683 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1636A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-C §§849-l - 849-p, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A10031, S7536

A3683 - Summary

Establishes a court-appointed special advocates program to aid family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children; provides aid to non-profit programs which provide assistance to family courts.

A3683 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3683

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03046-01-5

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Multi-Sponsors

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A3683A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1636A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-C §§849-l - 849-p, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A10031, S7536

A3683A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a court-appointed special advocates program to aid family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children; provides aid to non-profit programs which provide assistance to family courts.

A3683A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3683--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. STIRPE, JAFFEE, ROBINSON, LUPARDO, O'DONNELL,
  BLAKE, CLARK, GOTTFRIED -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BUCHWALD,
  KEARNS,  SCHIMEL,  SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03046-03-5

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