senate Bill S2059A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a court-appointed special advocates program to aid the family court

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 01, 2018 signed chap.291
Sep 19, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.191
substituted for s2059a
Jun 19, 2018 substituted by a1050a
Jun 07, 2018 amended on third reading 2059a
Jun 07, 2018 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 27, 2018 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.191
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 01, 2017 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 06, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2017 1st report cal.288
Jan 11, 2017 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 17, 2018 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2059
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 1, 2017 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2059
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2059 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1050
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §212, add Art 21-C §§849-l & 849-m, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7536, A10031
2015-2016: S1636, A3683

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a court-appointed special advocates program to aid the family court.

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2059

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, CARLUCCI, RITCHIE, SAVINO, VALESKY -- 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.
  § 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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD04741-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S2059A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1050
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §212, add Art 21-C §§849-l & 849-m, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7536, A10031
2015-2016: S1636, A3683

S2059A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a court-appointed special advocates program to aid the family court.

S2059A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2059A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2059--A
    Cal. No. 191

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, CARLUCCI, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY, RITCHIE, SAVI-
  NO,  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the  Commit-
  tee  on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  passed by Senate and delivered to the
  Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  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. Subdivision 2 of  section  212  of  the  judiciary  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (w) to read as follows:
  (W)  ADOPT  RULES AND REGULATIONS STANDARDIZING USE OF COURT-APPOINTED
SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) PROGRAMS IN THIS STATE AND GOVERNING THE  STRUC-
TURE, ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF SUCH PROGRAMS.
  § 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. APPOINTMENT.
        849-M. CONFIDENTIALITY.
  §  849-L.  APPOINTMENT.  A  PERSON EMPLOYED BY, OR VOLUNTEERING FOR, A
COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) PROGRAM SHALL  NOT  BE  ELIGIBLE
FOR  APPOINTMENT  BY  A  FAMILY  COURT  TO ASSIST SUCH COURT UNLESS SUCH
PROGRAM IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  OF  THE  CHIEF
ADMINISTRATOR  OF THE COURTS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (W) OF SUBDI-
VISION TWO OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED  TWELVE  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  AND  SUCH
PROGRAM  HAS  BEEN  APPROVED  BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR. SUCH PERSON OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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