|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 16, 2021||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 01, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 24, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 23, 2021||1st report cal.408|
|Jan 15, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1789
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1789 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1789 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1789 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to estab- lishing that domestic violence advocates may not disclose any communi- cation made by a client to the advocate except in certain circumstances PURPOSE: To establish in the law a domestic violence advocate-victim privilege. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 4510 of the civil practice law and rules, as added by chapter 432 of the laws of 1993 and subdivision (d) as amended by section 49 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, to add definitions for "domestic violence program" and "domestic violence advo- cate" and provide that the rape crisis counselor-victim privilege is extended to domestic violence advocates.
S1789 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1789 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, KENNEDY, LIU, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to estab- lishing that domestic violence advocates may not disclose any communi- cation made by a client to the advocate except in certain circum- stances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4510 of the civil practice law and rules, as added by chapter 432 of the laws of 1993 and subdivision (d) as amended by section 49 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: § 4510. Rape crisis counselor OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE. (a) Definitions. When used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1. "Rape crisis program" means any office, institution or center which has been approved pursuant to subdivision fifteen of section two hundred six of the public health law, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER 432 OF THE LAWS OF 1993, offering counseling and assistance to clients concerning sexual offenses, sexual abuses or incest. 2. "Rape crisis counselor" means any person who has been certified by an approved rape crisis program as having satisfied the training stand- ards specified in subdivision fifteen of section two hundred six of the public health law, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER 432 OF THE LAWS OF 1993, and who, regardless of compensation, is acting under the direction and super- vision of an approved rape crisis program. 3. "Client" means (I) any person who is seeking or receiving the services of a rape crisis counselor for the purpose of securing coun- seling or assistance concerning any sexual offenses, sexual abuse, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00042-01-1
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