senate Bill S4051

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 - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 02, 2021 referred to children and families

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Children and Families committee Vote

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

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S4051 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4982
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8685, A10727

S4051 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4051 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4051
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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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