Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 31, 2022||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S9545
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9545 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9545 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9545 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act and the criminal procedure law, in relation to orders of protection PURPOSE: To allow courts to issue orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of the named victims, regardless of age. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides for the short title of this act, which shall be known and may be cited as "Melanie's Law." Section 2: Amends the family court act to expand the definition of "members of the same family or household" to include persons who are related by consanguinity or affinity to parties who are or have been in an intimate relationship.
2021-S9545 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9545 I N S E N A T E August 31, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the family court act and the criminal procedure law, in relation to orders of protection THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Melanie's law". § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 812 of the family court act, as amended by chapter 326 of the laws of 2008, the opening paragraph as amended by chapter 109 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: 1. Jurisdiction. The family court and the criminal courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction over any proceeding concerning acts which would constitute disorderly conduct, unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image, harassment in the first degree, harassment in the second degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse in the third degree, sexual abuse in the second degree as set forth in subdivision one of section 130.60 of the penal law, stalking in the first degree, stalking in the second degree, stalking in the third degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief, menacing in the second degree, menacing in the third degree, reckless endangerment, criminal obstruction of breath- ing or blood circulation, strangulation in the second degree, strangula- tion in the first degree, assault in the second degree, assault in the third degree, an attempted assault, identity theft in the first degree, identity theft in the second degree, identity theft in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, grand larceny in the third degree, coercion in the second degree or coercion in the third degree as set forth in subdivisions one, two and three of section 135.60 of the penal law between spouses or former spouses, or between parent and child or between members of the same family or household except that if the respondent would not be criminally responsible by reason of age pursuant to section 30.00 of the penal law, then the family court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over such proceeding. Notwithstanding a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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