senate Bill S3141

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans courts

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
May 04, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Feb 02, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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May 4, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 4, 2015

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S3141 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-C ยงยง178-a - 178-c, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7814

S3141 - Summary

Establishes veterans courts for the purpose of hearing and determining criminal cases involving veterans.

S3141 - Sponsor Memo

S3141 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3141

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to veterans courts

  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 5-C to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 5-C
                             VETERANS COURTS
SECTION 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS.
        178-B. TRANSFER  OF CASES TO COURTS FOR VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUAT-
                 ED.
        178-C. PROCEDURE IN A COURT FOR VETERANS UPON TRANSFER  OF  CASE
                 THERETO.
  S 178-A. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS FOR VETERANS. THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR
OF  THE  COURTS,  BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH A COURT FOR VETERANS IN ANY CRIMINAL COURT IN THE  STATE,  AND
ASSIGN ONE OR MORE JUSTICES OR JUDGES TO PRESIDE THEREIN. SUCH COURT FOR
VETERANS SHALL HAVE AS ITS PURPOSE THE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF:
  1. CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN THE COURT FOR VETERANS AGAINST
A DEFENDANT IDENTIFIED AS A VETERAN; AND
  2.  CRIMINAL CASES THAT ARE COMMENCED IN OTHER COURTS OF THE COUNTY OR
COURTS IN ANOTHER COUNTY WITHIN THE  JUDICIAL  DISTRICT,  AND  THAT  ARE
IDENTIFIED  AS APPROPRIATE FOR DISPOSITION BY THE COURT FOR VETERANS AND
TRANSFERRED TO THE COURT FOR VETERANS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED
SEVENTY-EIGHT-B OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 178-B. TRANSFER OF CASES TO COURTS FOR VETERANS; HOW EFFECTUATED. 1.
TRANSFER OF CASES PENDING IN LOCAL CRIMINAL COURTS. (A) A LOCAL CRIMINAL
COURT IN A COUNTY IN WHICH A COURT FOR  VETERANS  HAS  BEEN  ESTABLISHED
UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  OR A LOCAL CRIMINAL COURT IN ANOTHER COUNTY WITHIN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02440-01-5

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