Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 23, 2020||
|Dec 11, 2020||
delivered to governor
|Jul 23, 2020||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.189
substituted for a9542a
referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1029
|Jul 20, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8831Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8831 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8831 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8831 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring judges who recuse themselves to provide the reason for the recusal PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the transparency of judicial recusals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Section to the Judiciary Law, requiring judges to provide a reason, on the record, for why they recused themselves. Exceptions are provided. Section 2. Effective date.
2019-S8831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8831 I N S E N A T E July 20, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring judges who recuse themselves to provide the reason for the recusal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 9 to read as follows: § 9. RECUSAL; REASON. ANY JUDGE WHO RECUSES HIMSELF OR HERSELF FROM SITTING IN OR TAKING ANY PART IN THE DECISION OF AN ACTION, CLAIM, MATTER, MOTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL PROVIDE THE REASON FOR SUCH RECUSAL IN WRITING OR ON THE RECORD; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO JUDGE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REASON FOR SUCH RECUSAL WHEN THE REASON MAY RESULT IN EMBARRASSMENT, OR IS OF A PERSONAL NATURE, AFFECTING THE JUDGE OR A PERSON RELATED TO THE JUDGE WITHIN THE SIXTH DEGREE BY CONSANGUINITY OR AFFINITY. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14485-04-0
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