senate Bill S4958

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Expands eligibility for crime victims' compensation to include domestic partners

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Current Bill Status Via A2566 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.681
substituted for s4958
May 14, 2019 substituted by a2566
ordered to third reading cal.681
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 07, 2019 referred to finance
Apr 02, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4958
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4958
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

aye wr (2)

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S4958 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2566
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§624 & 626, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1422, A4089
2011-2012: S629, A3592
2013-2014: S215, A4024
2015-2016: S584, A3694
2017-2018: S153, S7012, A3920

S4958 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands eligibility for those who receive awards under crime victims' compensation to include a domestic partner; defines domestic partner; further provides for out-of-pocket loss to include the cost of counseling for surviving family members of homicide victims.

S4958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4958

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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, in relation to eligibility of domes-
  tic partners for compensation from the crime victims' board

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 624 of the execu-
tive  law,  as amended by chapter 104 of the laws of 2015, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) a surviving spouse, DOMESTIC PARTNER, grandparent,  parent,  step-
parent, guardian, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, child, step-
child  or  grandchild of a victim of a crime who died as a direct result
of such crime;
  § 2. Section 624 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, "DOMESTIC PARTNER" MEANS A
PERSON WHO, WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER PERSON:
  (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION-
SHIP WITH THE OTHER PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO  THE  LAWS  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR REGIS-
TERED AS THE DOMESTIC PARTNER OF THE  OTHER  PERSON  WITH  ANY  REGISTRY
MAINTAINED  BY  THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY STATE, MUNICIPALITY,
OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR
  (B) IS FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AS A BENEFICIARY OR  COVERED  PERSON  UNDER
THE OTHER PERSON'S EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR HEALTH INSURANCE; OR
  (C)  IS  DEPENDENT  OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE OTHER PERSON FOR
SUPPORT, AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING  A
MUTUAL  INTENT  TO  BE  A DOMESTIC PARTNER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
COMMON OWNERSHIP OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL  PROPERTY;  COMMON
HOUSEHOLDING,  SHARED  INCOME  OR  SHARED  EXPENSES; CHILDREN IN COMMON;

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

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