senate Bill S97

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prevents a judge from prohibiting a parent from undergoing a gender reassignment when making a determination in a child custody case

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
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S97 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11298
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §240, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3492
2013-2014: S2758
2015-2016: S506
2019-2020: S432, A861

S97 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the judge shall not prohibit a parent from undergoing gender reassignment as a condition of custody.

S97 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S97 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   97

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to  the  custody
  of children

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

  Section 1. Section 240 of the domestic relations  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  IN  ANY  CASE  INVOLVING  THE  CUSTODY OF THE CHILD, WHEN MAKING A
DETERMINATION AS TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, THE JUDGE SHALL NOT
PROHIBIT A PARENT FROM UNDERGOING GENDER REASSIGNMENT AS A CONDITION  OF
RECEIVING CUSTODY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05308-01-7

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