senate Bill S8243

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring certain town and village justices be admitted to practice law in the state

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
Mar 03, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2022 1st report cal.580
Feb 07, 2022 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 1, 2022 - Judiciary committee Vote

S8243
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2022

nay (2)
aye wr (3)

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S8243 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Uniform Justice Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §105, UJCA; amd §31, Town L

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring certain town and village justices be admitted to practice law in the state; requires town and village justices in a town or village with a high volume caseload be admitted to practice law in New York state; provides the determination of a town or village with a high volume caseload shall be made by the office of court administration in consultation with the division of criminal justice services.

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8243
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the uniform justice court  act  and  the  town  law,  in
   relation to requiring certain town and village justices be admitted to
   practice law in the state
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 105 of the uniform justice court act is amended  by
 adding a new subdivision (a-1) to read as follows:
   (A-1)  EDUCATION.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE
 CONTRARY, A TOWN OR VILLAGE JUSTICE SELECTED FOR A TERM OF OFFICE  IN  A
 TOWN  OR  VILLAGE WITH A HIGH VOLUME CASELOAD SHALL BE ADMITTED TO PRAC-
 TICE LAW IN THE STATE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "TOWN  OR
 VILLAGE WITH A HIGH VOLUME CASELOAD" SHALL MEAN THE FIFTY HIGHEST VOLUME
 CASELOADS  IN  TOWN AND VILLAGE COURTS IN THE STATE AS DETERMINED BY THE
 OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  DIVISION  OF
 CRIMINAL  JUSTICE SERVICES. ANY CHANGE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBIL-
 ITY TO SERVE AS A TOWN OR VILLAGE JUSTICE IN SUCH TOWN OR VILLAGE  SHALL
 TAKE  EFFECT  UPON  COMMENCEMENT  OF  THE  NEXT  JUDICIAL TERM OF OFFICE
 FOLLOWING THE DESIGNATION AS A TOWN OR VILLAGE WITH A HIGH VOLUME  CASE-
 LOAD.
   § 2. Section 31 of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivision
 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A
 TOWN JUSTICE SELECTED FOR A TERM OF OFFICE IN A TOWN WITH A HIGH  VOLUME
 CASELOAD,  AS  DETERMINED  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION (A-1) OF SECTION ONE
 HUNDRED FIVE OF THE UNIFORM JUSTICE COURT  ACT,  SHALL  BE  ADMITTED  TO
 PRACTICE  LAW IN THE STATE. ANY CHANGE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBIL-
 ITY TO SERVE AS A TOWN JUSTICE IN  SUCH  TOWN  SHALL  TAKE  EFFECT  UPON
 COMMENCEMENT  OF  THE  NEXT JUDICIAL TERM OF OFFICE FOLLOWING THE DESIG-
 NATION AS A TOWN WITH A HIGH VOLUME CASELOAD.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
 ing 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.
                                                            LBD14136-02-2

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