assembly Bill A4982A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to raising the lower age of juvenile delinquency jurisdiction from seven to twelve years of age and establishing differential response programs for children under the age of twelve

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Current Bill Status Via S4051 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2021 approval memo.159
signed chap.810
Dec 17, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.555
substituted for a4982a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s4051a
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.555
rules report cal.555
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 25, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2021 print number 4982a
May 20, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Feb 10, 2021 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jun 3, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S4051A
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 27, 2021 - Children and Families committee Vote

S4051
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

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A4982 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4051
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§301.2, 304.1, 306.1, 308.1, 353.2, 353.6 & 354.1, Fam Ct Act; amd §§409-a & 458-m, add Art 6 Title 12-A §458-o, Soc Serv L; amd §§840, 502 & 507-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10727, S8685

A4982 - Summary

Raises the lower age of juvenile delinquency jurisdiction from seven to twelve years of age; establishes differential response programs for children under the age of twelve.

A4982 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4982
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. HEVESI, EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, the social services  law  and  the
   executive law, in relation to raising the lower age of juvenile delin-
   quency  jurisdiction  from  age  seven  to age twelve and to establish
   differential response programs for children under the age of twelve
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 301.2 of the family court act, as
 amended  by section 56 of part WWW of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is
 amended to read as follows:
   1. "Juvenile delinquent" means a person  [over  seven  and  less  than
 sixteen years of age, or commencing on October first, two thousand eigh-
 teen  a  person  over  seven  and  less than seventeen years of age, and
 commencing October first, two thousand nineteen a person over seven]  AT
 LEAST  TWELVE and less than eighteen years of age, who, having committed
 an act that would  constitute  a  crime,  or  a  violation,  where  such
 violation  is alleged to have occurred in the same transaction or occur-
 rence of the alleged criminal act, if committed by an adult, (a) is  not
 criminally  responsible for such conduct by reason of infancy, or (b) is
 the defendant in an action ordered removed from a criminal court to  the
 family court pursuant to article seven hundred twenty-five of the crimi-
 nal procedure law.
   §  2.    Subdivision  8  of  section 301.2 of the family court act, as
 amended by section 57 of part WWW of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   8.  "Designated  felony  act" means an act which, if done by an adult,
 would be a crime: (i) defined in sections 125.27 (murder  in  the  first
 degree); 125.25 (murder in the second degree); 135.25 (kidnapping in the
 first  degree);  or  150.20 (arson in the first degree) of the penal law
 committed by a person thirteen,  fourteen,  fifteen,  [or]  sixteen,  or
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A4982A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4051
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§301.2, 304.1, 306.1, 308.1, 353.2, 353.6 & 354.1, Fam Ct Act; amd §§409-a & 458-m, add Art 6 Title 12-A §458-o, Soc Serv L; amd §§840, 502 & 507-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10727, S8685

A4982A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Raises the lower age of juvenile delinquency jurisdiction from seven to twelve years of age; establishes differential response programs for children under the age of twelve.

A4982A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4982--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HEVESI, EPSTEIN, SIMON, ABINANTI, SEAWRIGHT,
   AUBRY, GOTTFRIED, JACKSON, MITAYNES, FORREST,  QUART,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,
   MEEKS,  MAMDANI,  PERRY, BURDICK, DICKENS, WALKER, BARRON -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Children and  Families  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the family court act, the social services law and the
   executive law, in relation to raising the lower age of juvenile delin-
   quency jurisdiction from age seven to  age  twelve  and  to  establish
   differential response programs for children under the age of twelve
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 301.2 of the family court act, as
 amended by section 56 of part WWW of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  (I) "Juvenile delinquent" means a person [over seven and less than
 sixteen years of age, or commencing on October first, two thousand eigh-
 teen a person over seven and less  than  seventeen  years  of  age,  and
 commencing  October first, two thousand nineteen a person over seven] AT
 LEAST TWELVE and less than eighteen years of age, who, having  committed
 an  act  that  would  constitute  a  crime,  or  a violation, where such
 violation is alleged to have occurred in the same transaction or  occur-
 rence  of the alleged criminal act, if committed by an adult, (a) is not
 criminally responsible for such conduct by reason of infancy, or (b)  is
 the  defendant in an action ordered removed from a criminal court to the
 family court pursuant to article seven hundred twenty-five of the crimi-
 nal procedure law.
   (II) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IF A PERSON OVER THE AGE  OF  SEVEN  AND  LESS
 THAN TWELVE YEARS OF AGE  COMMITTED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTS THAT WOULD
 CONSTITUTE  A CRIME IF COMMITTED BY AN ADULT, SUCH PERSON SHALL STILL BE
 CONSIDERED A JUVENILE DELINQUENT  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  ARTICLE:  (A)
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.