|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 13, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9045
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S9045 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9045 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9045 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law and the real property actions and proceedings law, in relation to providing representation to veterans for certain civil matters PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a civil right to counsel for veterans earning at below 400% of the 'federal poverty line for certain civil matters and to provide that a legal services provider, bar associ- ation or private organization can vie to participate to represent veter- ans in each judicial district. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends the county law by adding a new article 18-c establish- ing a right to counsel for veterans earning at or below 400% of the
S9045 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9045 I N S E N A T E October 13, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the county law and the real property actions and proceedings law, in relation to providing representation to veterans for certain civil matters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The county law is amended by adding a new article 18-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 18-C REPRESENTATION OF VETERANS IN CIVIL MATTERS SECTION 723. LEAD AGENCY FOR CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL. 723-A. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT. § 723. LEAD AGENCY FOR CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL. 1. REPRESENTATION IN CIVIL MATTERS SHALL BE PROVIDED TO VETERANS, REGARDLESS OF DISCHARGE STATUS, WHO ARE AT OR BELOW FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, SUCH REPRESENTATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: A. REAL PROPERTY PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING SECTIONS SEVEN HUNDRED ELEVEN, SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTEEN, SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTEEN-A, FIVE HUNDRED ONE, ONE THOUSAND NINETY-THREE, THIRTEEN HUNDRED THREE AND ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE REAL PROPERTY ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS LAW; B. CASES INVOLVING SUSTENANCE INCLUDING SECTIONS ONE HUNDRED NINETY- SIX-A, FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT, SIX HUNDRED TWENTY, SIX HUNDRED TWEN- TY-ONE, SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR, SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE AND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW, SECTION TWENTY-TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW AND RULE THREE HUNDRED FIVE AND ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES; AND C. CASES INVOLVING CHILDREN INCLUDING ARTICLE FOUR OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT. 2. SUCH REPRESENTATION SHALL BE A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE COURTS AND ALL QUALIFIED LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS, BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS. THE LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS SHALL SERVE AS THE LEAD EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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