assembly Bill A2581A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the right to assistance of counsel for custody and guardianship proceedings

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 18, 2022 print number 2581a
Jan 18, 2022 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
Jan 19, 2021 referred to children and families

Co-Sponsors

A2581 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6074
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§262 & 1094, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7586, S5434

A2581 - Summary

Relates to expanding the right to assistance of counsel to include respondents in guardianship proceedings and kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings.

A2581 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2581
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. HEVESI, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to expanding the right
   to assistance of counsel to include petitioner kinship  caregivers  in
   custody  and  guardianship proceedings and respondents in guardianship
   proceedings

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 262 of the family court act, as
 added by chapter 682 of the laws  of  1975,  the  opening  paragraph  as
 amended  by  section 3 of part A of chapter 3 of the laws of 2005, para-
 graphs (i) and (iv) as amended and paragraph (ix) as added by chapter  3
 of  the  laws  of  2012, paragraph (ii) as amended by chapter 693 of the
 laws of 1981, paragraph (iii) as amended by chapter 666 of the  laws  of
 1976,  and paragraph (viii) as added by chapter 456 of the laws of 1978,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (a) Each of the persons described below in this  subdivision  has  the
 right  to  the  assistance of counsel. When such person first appears in
 court, the judge shall advise such person before proceeding that  he  or
 she  has the right to be represented by counsel of his or her own choos-
 ing, of the right to have an adjournment to confer with counsel, and  of
 the  right to have counsel assigned by the court in any case where he or
 she is financially unable to obtain the same:
   (i) the respondent in any proceeding under article  ten  or  ten-A  of
 this  act and the petitioner in any proceeding under part eight of arti-
 cle ten of this act;
   (ii) the petitioner and the respondent in any proceeding under article
 eight of this act;
   (iii) the respondent in any proceeding under part  three  OR  FOUR  of
 article six of this act;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01510-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A2581A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6074
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§262 & 1094, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7586, S5434

A2581A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding the right to assistance of counsel to include respondents in guardianship proceedings and kinship caregivers in custody and guardianship proceedings.

A2581A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2581--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. HEVESI, TAYLOR, WALSH -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on  Children  and  Families  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee on Children and Families in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
   sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to expanding the right
   to assistance of counsel to include petitioner kinship  caregivers  in
   custody  and  guardianship proceedings and respondents in guardianship
   proceedings
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 262 of the family court act, as
 added by chapter 682 of the laws  of  1975,  the  opening  paragraph  as
 amended  by  section 3 of part A of chapter 3 of the laws of 2005, para-
 graphs (i) and (iv) as amended and paragraph (ix) as added by chapter  3
 of  the  laws  of  2012, paragraph (ii) as amended by chapter 693 of the
 laws of 1981, paragraph (iii) as amended by chapter 666 of the  laws  of
 1976,  and paragraph (viii) as added by chapter 456 of the laws of 1978,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (a) Each of the persons described below in this  subdivision  has  the
 right  to  the  assistance of counsel. When such person first appears in
 court, the judge shall advise such person before proceeding that  he  or
 she  has the right to be represented by counsel of his or her own choos-
 ing, of the right to have an adjournment to confer with counsel, and  of
 the  right to have counsel assigned by the court in any case where he or
 she is financially unable to obtain the same:
   (i) the respondent in any proceeding under article  ten  or  ten-A  of
 this  act and the petitioner in any proceeding under part eight of arti-
 cle ten of this act;
   (ii) the petitioner and the respondent in any proceeding under article
 eight of this act;
   (iii) the respondent in any proceeding under part  three  OR  FOUR  of
 article six of this act;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets