senate Bill S5051

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires all family, supreme and criminal courts to provide translation services to persons protected by or subject to a permanent or temporary order of protection, who have limited English proficiency

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Mar 06, 2017 referred to judiciary

S5051 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §212, Judy L; amd §§240 & 252, Dom Rel L; amd §154-c, add §169, Fam Ct Act; amd §§530.12 & 530.13, CP L

S5051 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all family, supreme and criminal courts to provide translation services to persons protected by or subject to a permanent or temporary order of protection, who have limited English proficiency.

S5051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5051 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5051

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, the domestic relations law, the fami-
  ly  court  act  and  the criminal procedure law, in relation to trans-
  lation services for certain orders by courts of competent jurisdiction

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (t) of subdivision 2 of section 212 of the judi-
ciary law, as added by chapter 237 of the laws of  2015,  is  relettered
paragraph (u).
  §  2.  Paragraph  (t) of subdivision 2 of section 212 of the judiciary
law, as added by chapter 367 of the laws of 2015,  is  relettered  para-
graph (v) and a new paragraph (t) is added to read as follows:
  (T)  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TRANSLATION  SERVICES TO ALL FAMILY, SUPREME AND
CRIMINAL COURTS TO ASSIST IN THE TRANSLATION OF ORDERS OF PROTECTION AND
TEMPORARY ORDERS OF PROTECTION, AS PROVIDED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, WHERE THE
PERSON PROTECTED BY AND/OR THE PERSON SUBJECT TO THE ORDER OF PROTECTION
HAS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY OR HAS A LIMITED ABILITY TO READ ENGLISH
INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT OR OTHER DISABILITY:
  (I) TRANSLATION SERVICES  SHALL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  ALL  FAMILY,
SUPREME  AND  CRIMINAL  COURTS OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN THE TEN MOST
FREQUENTLY USED LANGUAGES IN THE STATE, AS WELL AS AUDIO TRANSLATION FOR
PERSONS WITH LIMITED ABILITY TO READ ENGLISH INCLUDING THOSE WITH VISUAL
IMPAIRMENTS OR OTHER DISABILITIES, AND ANY ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES THAT THE
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS DEEMS APPROPRIATE;
  (II) TRANSLATIONS OF FAMILY OFFENSE ORDERS OF PROTECTION AND TEMPORARY
ORDERS OF PROTECTION UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  TO  ANY
PERSON  PROTECTED  BY  AND ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE ORDER, IF THEY HAVE
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY OR HAVE A LIMITED ABILITY  TO  READ  ENGLISH
INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT OR OTHER DISABILITY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03049-03-7

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