senate Bill S7992

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the award of burial expenses by the office of victims services

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2018 signed chap.494
Dec 18, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.236
substituted for a11016
Jun 11, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2018 1st report cal.1375
May 09, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Mar 16, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S7992
37
0
committee
37
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 9, 2018 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S7992
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 9, 2018

S7992 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11016
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§630, 631 & 634, Exec L; amd §103, SCPA

S7992 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the award of burial expenses by the office of victim services; permits emergency awards for burial expenses in cases of undue hardship.

S7992 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7992 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7992

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GALLIVAN  --  (at  request of the Office of Victim
  Services) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law and the surrogate's court procedure
  act, in relation to burial expenses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  630 of the executive law, as
amended by section 21 of part A1 of chapter 56 of the laws of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of [section six hundred twenty-seven
of this article, local crime victim service programs shall be authorized
to  provide  emergency  awards  to  crime victims for essential personal
property, medical treatment, shelter  costs,  security  services,  coun-
seling  and transportation the total amount of such emergency awards not
to exceed five hundred dollars. These programs shall  be  reimbursed  by
the  office, pursuant to the provisions of this article, if it is subse-
quently determined that the victim is an eligible claimant. Local  crime
victim  service  programs  shall  be  authorized  to  establish  special
accounts for this purpose. The office shall initiate a program to assist
local crime victim service programs in establishing special accounts  to
provide  emergency  awards, within amounts designated for that purpose.]
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IF THE CRIME UPON WHICH  THE  CLAIM  IS
BASED  RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF THE VICTIM, AND IT APPEARS TO THE OFFICE
THAT SUCH CLAIM IS ONE WITH RESPECT TO WHICH AN AWARD PROBABLY  WILL  BE
MADE,  AND  UNDUE  HARDSHIP  WILL  RESULT  TO  THE CLAIMANT IF IMMEDIATE
PAYMENT IS NOT MADE, THE OFFICE MAY MAKE ONE OR MORE EMERGENCY AWARDS TO
THE CLAIMANT FOR REASONABLE BURIAL EXPENSES PENDING A FINAL DECISION  OF
THE  OFFICE  OR PAYMENT OF AN AWARD IN THE CASE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF AN EMERGENCY AWARD OR AWARDS FOR  REASONABLE  BURIAL
EXPENSES  SHALL  NOT  EXCEED  THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE AMOUNT OF SUCH
EMERGENCY AWARD OR AWARDS SHALL BE DEDUCTED FROM ANY FINAL AWARD MADE TO
THE CLAIMANT, AND THE EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT OF ANY SUCH AWARD  OR  AWARDS
OVER  THE  AMOUNT OF THE FINAL AWARD, OF THE FULL AMOUNT OF AN EMERGENCY

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

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