assembly Bill A6608

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes numerous modifications to provisions of various laws relating to the family court act and child custody matters

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Jul 14, 2020 held for consideration in judiciary
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Mar 14, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A6608 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Dom Rel L, generally; amd §§358-a, 384-a, 384-b, 398, 398-d, 111-h & 111-b, Soc Serv L; amd Fam Ct Act, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4559
2011-2012: A6690
2013-2014: A6457
2015-2016: A5676
2017-2018: A6054

A6608 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes numerous modifications to provisions of various laws relating to child custody matters; provides for shared parenting custody; provides for parenting time rather than visitation; provides for mediation and counseling in matrimonial actions involving children (view more) establishes sanctions for interference with parenting time; provides for equality in the burden of child support between parents; bases child support on net income exclusive of income and FICA taxes; provides that child support ceases at age 18; requires contract support collection agents to be audited; deals with DNA evidence when question of paternity; increases parental access to information.

A6608 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6608

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KOLB, CROUCH, FINCH, MONTESANO, LALOR -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. GIGLIO, HAWLEY -- read once and  referred  to
  the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to establishing
  a presumption of shared parenting of  minor  children  in  matrimonial
  proceedings;  to amend the domestic relations law, the social services
  law and the family court act, in relation to changing  the  denotation
  of  visitation to parenting time; to amend the domestic relations law,
  in relation to matrimonial actions involving custody of children;  and
  in  relation  to the obligations of child support; to amend the social
  services law, in relation  to  audits  of  support  collection  fiscal
  agents;  to  amend  the family court act, in relation to the review of
  evidence; to amend the family court act, in relation to  DNA  evidence
  when  question  of  paternity; to amend the domestic relations law, in
  relation to parental access to information; and to  amend  the  family
  court  act  and the social services law, in relation to the payment of
  child support

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

  Section  1.    Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby
finds that, in cases of child custody, the court's paramount concern  is
always  the  best  interests  of the child. Shared parenting, where both
parents share as equally as possible in the legal responsibility, living
experience, and physical care of the child, has been found to be in  the
child's  best interests in certain circumstances. Where the relationship
between the parent and child is  free  from  domestic  violence,  abuse,
neglect  and other harmful circumstances, shared parenting is beneficial
to both parent and child. This legislation seeks to encourage courts and
interested parties to work towards the goal of shared parenting whenever
practical and when in the best interests of the child.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04411-01-9