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|Jan 08, 2020||referred to judiciary|
|May 01, 2019||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S5434
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S5434 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5434 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5434 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to expanding the right to assistance of counsel to include petitioner kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings and respond- ents in guardianship proceedings PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide assigned counsel to indigent kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision (a) of section 262 of the family court act to provide assigned counsel to kinship caregivers in custody and guardi- anship proceedings. Section 2 is the effective date.
S5434 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5434 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to expanding the right to assistance of counsel to include petitioner kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings and respondents in guardianship proceedings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 262 of the family court act, as added by chapter 682 of the laws of 1975, the opening paragraph as amended by section 3 of part A of chapter 3 of the laws of 2005, para- graphs (i) and (iv) as amended and paragraph (ix) as added by chapter 3 of the laws of 2012, paragraph (ii) as amended by chapter 693 of the laws of 1981, paragraph (iii) as amended by chapter 666 of the laws of 1976, and paragraph (viii) as added by chapter 456 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: (a) Each of the persons described below in this subdivision has the right to the assistance of counsel. When such person first appears in court, the judge shall advise such person before proceeding that he or she has the right to be represented by counsel of his or her own choos- ing, of the right to have an adjournment to confer with counsel, and of the right to have counsel assigned by the court in any case where he or she is financially unable to obtain the same: (i) the respondent in any proceeding under article ten or ten-A of this act and the petitioner in any proceeding under part eight of arti- cle ten of this act; (ii) the petitioner and the respondent in any proceeding under article eight of this act; (iii) the respondent in any proceeding under part three OR FOUR of article six of this act; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10904-03-9
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