senate Bill S1636A

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 04, 2016 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2016 1st report cal.295
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 20, 2015 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2015 amended on third reading 1636a
Mar 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2015 1st report cal.112
Jan 13, 2015 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 1, 2016 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1636A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 25, 2015 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1636
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S1636 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3683A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-C §§849-l - 849-p, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7536, A10031

S1636 - 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.

S1636 - Sponsor Memo

S1636 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1636

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, CARLUCCI, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY -- 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  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

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

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S1636A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3683A
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-C §§849-l - 849-p, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7536, A10031

S1636A (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.

S1636A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1636A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1636--A
    Cal. No. 112

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, CARLUCCI, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Judiciary -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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.