senate Bill S3300

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates the New York Civil Gideon Act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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Jan 28, 2021 referred to local government

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S3300 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4266
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-C §§723 - 723-d, amd §§722 & 722-c, County L; amd §1303, RPAP L; amd §§227 & 261, V & T L; add §98-d, St Fin L; amd §468-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5993
2015-2016: S1918, A6886
2017-2018: S2839, A5856
2019-2020: S4047, A6273

S3300 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the New York Civil Gideon Act; establishes a right to counsel in civil matters involving the basic necessities including shelter, food, employment, health, and family sustainability.

S3300 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3300 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3300
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
   Government
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  county  law,  the  real  property  actions  and
   proceedings law, the vehicle and traffic law, the  state  finance  law
   and  the  judiciary  law, in relation to enacting the "NY Civil Gideon
   Act"
 
   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 the "New York
 Civil Gideon act".
   § 2. The county law is amended by adding a new article 18-C to read as
 follows:
                               ARTICLE 18-C
                REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS IN CIVIL MATTERS
 SECTION 723.   LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
         723-A. CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL COMMISSION.
         723-B. LEAD AGENCY FOR CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL.
         723-C. ASSIGNED COUNSEL FOR CIVIL MATTERS REVIEW PANEL.
         723-D. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.
   § 723. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES
 AS FOLLOWS:
   1. EVERY YEAR, AT LEAST EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE CIVIL LEGAL NEEDS OF LOW
 INCOME NEW YORKERS GO UNMET.
   2. THESE LEGAL NEEDS OFTEN CONCERN MATTERS PERTAINING  TO  THE  ESSEN-
 TIALS  OF  LIFE  INCLUDING SHELTER, FOOD, EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, AND FAMILY
 SUSTAINABILITY.
   3. THE LACK OF AVAILABLE CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE UNDERMINES  COMPREHEN-
 SIVE ASSISTANCE FOR CRIME VICTIMS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07514-01-1

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