senate Bill S3683D

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2022 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.1002
Mar 14, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 15, 2022 print number 3683d
Feb 15, 2022 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 14, 2022 print number 3683c
Feb 14, 2022 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 08, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 3683b
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1192
May 12, 2021 print number 3683a
May 12, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 20, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 30, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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May 3, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S3683D
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 14, 2022 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3683D
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 19, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S3683A
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 20, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3683
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3683 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A739
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8060, A10772

S3683 - Summary

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts; requires family courts in New York City to remain open until midnight on at least one weekday each week in at least two counties effective January 1, 2023, and in at least three counties, effective January 1, 2024.

S3683 - Sponsor Memo

S3683 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3683
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the hours of opera-
   tion for family courts
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision (a) of section 161 of the family court act is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a) The days and hours the court is open shall be as provided by  rule
 of  court; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A COURT IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE
 MILLION OR MORE SHALL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON WEEKDAYS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05138-01-1


S3683A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A739
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8060, A10772

S3683A - Summary

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts; requires family courts in New York City to remain open until midnight on at least one weekday each week in at least two counties effective January 1, 2023, and in at least three counties, effective January 1, 2024.

S3683A - Sponsor Memo

S3683A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3683--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the hours of opera-
   tion for family courts
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 161 of the family court  act  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a)  The days and hours the court is open shall be as provided by rule
 of court; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE FAMILY COURT IN EACH COUNTY WITHIN  THE
 CITY  OF NEW YORK SHALL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON AT LEAST ONE WEEK-
 DAY EACH WEEK.   THE CLERK OF THE COURT  IN  SUCH  FAMILY  COURTS  SHALL
 ACCEPT, UNTIL AT LEAST ELEVEN O'CLOCK P.M.,  PETITIONS FILED PURSUANT TO
 ARTICLES  THREE,  SIX,  EIGHT,  AND TEN OF THIS ACT ON SUCH WEEKDAY. ANY
 MATTER PURSUANT TO ANY ARTICLE OF THIS ACT MAY BE  HEARD  BY  THE  COURT
 UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUCH WEEKDAY.
   §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
 the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05138-04-1


S3683B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A739
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8060, A10772

S3683B - Summary

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts; requires family courts in New York City to remain open until midnight on at least one weekday each week in at least two counties effective January 1, 2023, and in at least three counties, effective January 1, 2024.

S3683B - Sponsor Memo

S3683B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3683--B
     Cal. No. 1192
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the hours of opera-
   tion  for  family  courts;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision (a) of section 161 of the family court act is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a) The days and hours the court is open shall be as provided by  rule
 of  court;  PROVIDED,  THAT  THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS SHALL
 REQUIRE THAT THE COURT REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT AT LEAST ONE  NIGHT  A
 WEEK IN AT LEAST TWO COUNTIES IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, EFFECTIVE JANUARY
 FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, AND IN AT LEAST THREE COUNTIES IN SUCH
 CITY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE.  WHEN A  COURT
 REMAINS  OPEN  UNTIL  MIDNIGHT  ON  A  DAY AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE CHIEF
 ADMINISTRATOR SHALL DETERMINE THE CLASSES OF CASES THAT MAY BE HEARD  IN
 SUCH  COURT  AFTER  FIVE  O'CLOCK  P.M. AND SUCH CLASSES OF CASES MAY BE
 HEARD BY THE COURT UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUCH DAY; EXCEPT THAT,  WHERE  SUCH
 CLASSES  INCLUDE CASES IN WHICH PETITIONS ARE FILED PURSUANT TO ARTICLES
 THREE, SIX, EIGHT, AND TEN OF THIS ACT, THE CLERK OF  SUCH  COURT  SHALL
 ACCEPT SUCH PETITIONS UNTIL ELEVEN O'CLOCK P.M. ON SUCH DAY.
   §  2.  Not later than December 1, 2023, the chief administrator of the
 courts shall submit to the legislature,  the  governor,  and  the  chief
 judge  of  the  state a report evaluating the use of family court in the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S3683C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A739
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8060, A10772

S3683C - Summary

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts; requires family courts in New York City to remain open until midnight on at least one weekday each week in at least two counties effective January 1, 2023, and in at least three counties, effective January 1, 2024.

S3683C - Sponsor Memo

S3683C - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3683--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in
   accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the hours of opera-
   tion  for  family  courts;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision (a) of section 161 of the family court act is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a) The days and hours the court is open shall be as provided by  rule
 of  court;  PROVIDED,  THAT  THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS SHALL
 REQUIRE THAT THE COURT REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT AT LEAST ONE  NIGHT  A
 WEEK  IN  AT  LEAST TWO COUNTIES IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, EFFECTIVE JULY
 FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, AND IN AT LEAST THREE COUNTIES  IN  SUCH
 CITY,  EFFECTIVE  JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE. WHEN A COURT
 REMAINS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON A  DAY  AS  PROVIDED  HEREIN,  THE  CHIEF
 ADMINISTRATOR  SHALL DETERMINE THE CLASSES OF CASES THAT MAY BE HEARD IN
 SUCH COURT AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK P.M. AND SUCH  CLASSES  OF  CASES  MAY  BE
 HEARD  BY  THE COURT UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUCH DAY; EXCEPT THAT, WHERE SUCH
 CLASSES INCLUDE CASES IN WHICH PETITIONS ARE FILED PURSUANT TO  ARTICLES
 THREE,  SIX,  EIGHT,  AND TEN OF THIS ACT, THE CLERK OF SUCH COURT SHALL
 ACCEPT SUCH PETITIONS UNTIL ELEVEN O'CLOCK P.M. ON SUCH DAY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05138-12-2

S3683D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A739
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8060, A10772

S3683D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the hours of operation for family courts; requires family courts in New York City to remain open until midnight on at least one weekday each week in at least two counties effective January 1, 2023, and in at least three counties, effective January 1, 2024.

S3683D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3683D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3683--D
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in
   accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to the hours of opera-
   tion  for  family  courts;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
   provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 161 of the family court  act  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a)  The days and hours the court is open shall be as provided by rule
 of court; PROVIDED, THAT THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR  OF  THE  COURTS  SHALL
 REQUIRE  THAT  THE COURT REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT AT LEAST ONE NIGHT A
 WEEK IN AT LEAST TWO COUNTIES IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, EFFECTIVE JANUARY
 FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, AND IN AT LEAST THREE COUNTIES IN SUCH
 CITY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR.  WHEN  A  COURT
 REMAINS  OPEN  UNTIL  MIDNIGHT  ON  A  DAY AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE CHIEF
 ADMINISTRATOR SHALL DETERMINE THE CLASSES OF CASES THAT MAY BE HEARD  IN
 SUCH  COURT  AFTER  FIVE  O'CLOCK  P.M. AND SUCH CLASSES OF CASES MAY BE
 HEARD BY THE COURT UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUCH DAY; EXCEPT THAT,  WHERE  SUCH
 CLASSES  INCLUDE CASES IN WHICH PETITIONS ARE FILED PURSUANT TO ARTICLES
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05138-14-2
 S. 3683--D                          2

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