assembly Bill A8619B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands eligibility for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2022 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.614
rules report cal.614
reported
reported referred to rules
May 31, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
May 24, 2022 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2022 print number 8619b
May 20, 2022 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 20, 2022 print number 8619a
Jan 20, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 10, 2022 referred to governmental operations

A8619 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7573
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621, 625, 627 & 631, Exec L

A8619 - Summary

Expands eligibility for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds by removing the mandatory law enforcement reporting requirement and providing alternative forms of evidence that would show that a qualifying crime was committed.

A8619 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8619
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. MEEKS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  expanding  access  to
   victim compensation funds for victims and survivors of crime
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.  Subdivision 3 of section 621  of  the  executive  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  710  of  the  laws  of 1996, is amended to read as
 follows:
   3. "Crime" shall mean (a) an act committed in  New  York  state  which
 would,  if  committed  by  a  mentally  competent criminally responsible
 adult, who has no legal exemption or  defense,  constitute  a  crime  as
 defined  in and proscribed by law, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY SUSPECT WAS
 ARRESTED, CHARGED, APPREHENDED OR PROSECUTED FOR THE COMMISSION OF  SUCH
 ACT OR WHETHER THE CLAIMANT HAS INTERACTED WITH A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGEN-
 CY INVESTIGATING SUCH ACT; or
   (b)  an act committed outside the state of New York against a resident
 of the state of New York which would  be  compensable  had  it  occurred
 within  the  state  of New York and which occurred in a state which does
 not have an eligible crime victim compensation program as such  term  is
 defined in the federal victims of crime act of 1984; or
   (c)  an  act  of  terrorism,  as  defined in section 2331 of title 18,
 United States Code, committed outside of the  United  States  against  a
 resident of New York state.
   §  2. Subdivision 2 of section 625 of the executive law, as amended by
 section 10 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   2.  A  claim  must  be filed by the claimant not later than [one year]
 SEVEN YEARS after the occurrence or discovery of the  crime  upon  which
 such  claim  is  based,  [one  year]  SEVEN  YEARS after a court finds a
 lawsuit to be frivolous, or not later than [one year] SEVEN YEARS  after
 the  death of the victim, provided, however, that upon good cause shown,
 the office may extend the time for filing. The office shall  extend  the
 time  for  filing  where  the  claimant  received  no notice pursuant to
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A8619A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7573
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621, 625, 627 & 631, Exec L

A8619A - Summary

Expands eligibility for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds by removing the mandatory law enforcement reporting requirement and providing alternative forms of evidence that would show that a qualifying crime was committed.

A8619A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8619--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. MEEKS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on  Govern-
   mental  Operations  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 executive law, in relation to expanding eligibility
   for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds
   by removing the mandatory law enforcement  reporting  requirement  and
   providing  alternative forms of evidence that would show that a quali-
   fying crime was committed
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 621 of the execu-
 tive  law,  as amended by chapter 710 of the laws of 1996, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (a) an act committed in New York state which would, if committed by  a
 mentally  competent  criminally  responsible  adult,  who  has  no legal
 exemption or defense, constitute a crime as defined in and proscribed by
 law, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY SUSPECT  WAS  ARRESTED,  CHARGED,  APPRE-
 HENDED OR PROSECUTED FOR THE COMMISSION OF THE ACT OR WHETHER THE CLAIM-
 ANT  HAS  INTERACTED  WITH  A CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY INVESTIGATING SUCH
 ACT; or
   § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 625 of the executive law, as amended  by
 section  10 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2. A claim must be filed by the claimant not  later  than  [one  year]
 SEVEN  YEARS  after  the occurrence or discovery of the crime upon which
 such claim is based, [one year]  SEVEN  YEARS  after  a  court  finds  a
 lawsuit  to be frivolous, or not later than [one year] SEVEN YEARS after
 the death of the victim, provided, however, that upon good cause  shown,
 the  office  may extend the time for filing. The office shall extend the
 time for filing where  the  claimant  received  no  notice  pursuant  to
 section  six  hundred twenty-five-a of this article and had no knowledge
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13970-02-2

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A8619B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7573
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621, 625, 627 & 631, Exec L

A8619B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands eligibility for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds by removing the mandatory law enforcement reporting requirement and providing alternative forms of evidence that would show that a qualifying crime was committed.

A8619B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8619--B
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MEEKS, KELLES, CRUZ, TAYLOR, GONZALEZ-ROJAS,
   CLARK, SIMON, GOTTFRIED, JACKSON, JEAN-PIERRE, QUART, GALLAGHER, HEVE-
   SI, ZINERMAN, DARLING, GIBBS, PAULIN, FALL, FERNANDEZ,  DE LOS SANTOS,
   GALEF,   BURGOS,   FORREST,  L. ROSENTHAL,  ABINANTI,  NIOU,  McMAHON,
   CUNNINGHAM,  WALKER,  STIRPE,  ANDERSON,  DICKENS,  CARROLL,   WEPRIN,
   BICHOTTE HERMELYN, AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Governmental  Operations  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Govern-
   mental Operations in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
   with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding  eligibility
   for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds
   by  removing  the  mandatory law enforcement reporting requirement and
   providing alternative forms of evidence that would show that a  quali-
   fying crime was committed
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 621 of the execu-
 tive law, as amended by chapter 710 of the laws of 1996, is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   (a)  an act committed in New York state which would, if committed by a
 mentally competent  criminally  responsible  adult,  who  has  no  legal
 exemption or defense, constitute a crime as defined in and proscribed by
 law,  REGARDLESS  OF  WHETHER  ANY SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED, CHARGED, APPRE-
 HENDED OR PROSECUTED FOR THE COMMISSION OF THE ACT OR WHETHER THE CLAIM-
 ANT HAS INTERACTED WITH A CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  AGENCY  INVESTIGATING  SUCH
 ACT; or
   §  2. Subdivision 2 of section 625 of the executive law, as amended by
 section 10 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   2.  A  claim  must  be filed by the claimant not later than [one year]
 THREE YEARS after the occurrence or discovery of the  crime  upon  which
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.