senate Bill S1606

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to judicial wellness and assistance committees

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 29, 2016 signed chap.356
Sep 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1127
substituted for s1606b
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a10071
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1127
May 18, 2016 print number 1606b
May 18, 2016 amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 06, 2016 print number 1606a
Apr 06, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 21, 2015 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2015 1st report cal.111
Jan 13, 2015 referred to judiciary

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1606B
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 25, 2015 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1606
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1606 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §499, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6618
2013-2014: S1880

S1606 - Summary

Relates to judicial wellness and assistance committees.

S1606 - Sponsor Memo

S1606 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1606

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 confidential  communi-
  cations with judicial assistance committees

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

  Section 1. Section 499 of the judiciary law, as added by  chapter  327
of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S  499.  Lawyer  AND  JUDICIAL  assistance committees. 1. Confidential
information privileged. The confidential  relations  and  communications
between a member or authorized agent of a lawyer assistance committee OR
JUDICIAL  ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE sponsored by a state or local bar associ-
ation and any  person,  firm  or  corporation  communicating  with  such
committee, its members or authorized agents shall be deemed to be privi-
leged  on  the  same basis as those provided by law between attorney and
client. Such privilege may be waived only by the person, firm or  corpo-
ration which has furnished information to the committee.
  2.  Immunity  from  liability. Any person, firm or corporation in good
faith providing information to, or in any other way participating in the
affairs of, any of the committees referred to in subdivision one of this
section shall be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result
by reason of such conduct. For the purpose of any proceeding,  the  good
faith of any such person, firm or corporation shall be presumed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03328-01-5

S1606A - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §499, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6618
2013-2014: S1880

S1606A - Summary

Relates to judicial wellness and assistance committees.

S1606A - Sponsor Memo

S1606A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1606--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to judicial  wellness  or
  assistance committees

  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  22-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 22-A
               JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES
SECTION 857. JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES.
  S  857.  JUDICIAL  WELLNESS  OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES. 1. CONFIDENTIAL
INFORMATION PRIVILEGED. THE CONFIDENTIAL  RELATIONS  AND  COMMUNICATIONS
BETWEEN  A  MEMBER OR AUTHORIZED AGENT OF A JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSIST-
ANCE COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY A STATE OR LOCAL  BAR  ASSOCIATION  AND  ANY
PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  COMMUNICATING  WITH  SUCH COMMITTEE, ITS
MEMBERS OR AUTHORIZED AGENTS, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE  PRIVILEGED  ON  THE
SAME  BASIS  AS  THOSE PROVIDED BY LAW BETWEEN ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. SUCH
PRIVILEGE MAY BE WAIVED ONLY BY THE PERSON, FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  WHICH
HAS  FURNISHED  INFORMATION  TO  THE COMMITTEE. THIS PRIVILEGE SHALL NOT
EXTEND TO INFORMATION RECEIVED BY A JUDGE SERVING AS A MEMBER OF A JUDI-
CIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE THAT A JUDGE IS COMMITTING  OR  IS
LIKELY TO COMMIT A SUBSTANTIAL VIOLATION OF THE RULES GOVERNING JUDICIAL
CONDUCT.
  2.  IMMUNITY  FROM  LIABILITY. ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION IN GOOD
FAITH PROVIDING INFORMATION TO, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY PARTICIPATING IN THE
AFFAIRS OF, ANY OF THE COMMITTEES REFERRED TO IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE IMMUNE FROM CIVIL LIABILITY THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE RESULT
BY REASON OF SUCH CONDUCT. FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANY PROCEEDING,  THE  GOOD
FAITH OF ANY SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION SHALL BE PRESUMED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S1606B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §499, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6618
2013-2014: S1880

S1606B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to judicial wellness and assistance committees.

S1606B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1606B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1606--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to judicial  wellness  or
  assistance committees

  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  22-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 22-A
               JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES
SECTION 857. JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES.
  S  857.  JUDICIAL  WELLNESS  OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES. 1. CONFIDENTIAL
INFORMATION PRIVILEGED. THE CONFIDENTIAL  RELATIONS  AND  COMMUNICATIONS
BETWEEN  A  MEMBER OR AUTHORIZED AGENT OF A JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSIST-
ANCE COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY A STATE OR LOCAL  BAR  ASSOCIATION  AND  ANY
PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  COMMUNICATING  WITH  SUCH COMMITTEE, ITS
MEMBERS OR AUTHORIZED AGENTS, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE  PRIVILEGED  ON  THE
SAME  BASIS  AS  THOSE PROVIDED BY LAW BETWEEN ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. SUCH
PRIVILEGE MAY BE WAIVED ONLY BY THE PERSON, FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  WHICH
HAS  FURNISHED  INFORMATION  TO  THE COMMITTEE. THIS PRIVILEGE SHALL NOT
EXTEND TO INFORMATION RECEIVED BY A JUDGE OR LAWYER SERVING AS A  MEMBER
OF  A  JUDICIAL WELLNESS OR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE THAT A JUDGE IS COMMIT-
TING OR IS LIKELY TO COMMIT A SUBSTANTIAL VIOLATION OF THE RULES GOVERN-
ING JUDICIAL CONDUCT.
  2. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. ANY PERSON, FIRM OR  CORPORATION  IN  GOOD
FAITH PROVIDING INFORMATION TO, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY PARTICIPATING IN THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03328-04-6

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