senate Bill S7573

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2022 print number 7573a
May 26, 2022 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Dec 08, 2021 referred to rules

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S7573 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621, 625, 627 & 631, Exec L

S7573 - 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.

S7573 - Sponsor Memo

S7573 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7573
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 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.
                                                            LBD13945-01-1
 S. 7573                             2

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S7573A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621, 625, 627 & 631, Exec L

S7573A (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.

S7573A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7573A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7573--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MYRIE,  BAILEY,  BIAGGI, BRISPORT, BROUK, CLEARE,
   COONEY, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,
   KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY, RAMOS, REICHLIN-MELNICK, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVE-
   DA, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to
   the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime  and  Correction  in  accordance
   with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- 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]
 THREE YEARS after the occurrence or discovery of the  crime  upon  which
 such  claim  is  based,  [one  year]  THREE  YEARS after a court finds a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13945-02-2

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