senate Bill S8603A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to awards made to crime victims

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2022 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 11, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2022 1st report cal.1141
May 04, 2022 print number 8603a
May 04, 2022 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Mar 21, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 9, 2022 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S8603A
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 9, 2022

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S8603 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621 & 631, Exec L

S8603 - Summary

Increases the amount for awards made to crime victims; specifies certain items of personal property which are necessary and essential to the welfare of a claimant.

S8603 - Sponsor Memo

S8603 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8603
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to awards made to crime
   victims
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 621 of the executive law, as added
 by chapter 197 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   8. "Essential personal property" shall mean articles of personal prop-
 erty  necessary  and  essential  to the health, welfare or safety of the
 victim.
   (A) PERSONAL PROPERTY NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL TO THE  WELFARE  OF  THE
 VICTIM SHALL MEAN PERSONAL PROPERTY LOST, DAMAGED, OR STOLEN AS A RESULT
 OF  THE  CRIME  AND FOR WHICH REIMBURSEMENT OR REPLACEMENT IS REASONABLY
 NECESSARY FOR THE VICTIM TO RESTORE STABILITY OR MAINTAIN  A  REASONABLE
 AND/OR BASIC STANDARD OF LIVING.
   (B) THE OFFICE SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE DETERMI-
 NATION AND APPROVAL OF WHAT CONSTITUTES PROPERTY REASONABLY NECESSARY TO
 RESTORE  OR  MAINTAIN  A  REASONABLE  AND/OR  BASIC  STANDARD  OF LIVING
 CONSISTENT WITH THIS ARTICLE.
   § 2. Subdivision 9 of section 631 of the executive law, as amended  by
 chapter 487 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows
   9.  (A) Any award made for the cost of repair or replacement of essen-
 tial personal property, including  cash  losses  of  essential  personal
 property,  shall  be  limited to an amount of [five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred
 dollars, except that all cash  losses  of  essential  personal  property
 shall  be  limited  to the amount of one hundred dollars. In the case of
 medically necessary life-sustaining equipment which was lost or  damaged
 as  the  direct  result  of  a  crime, the award shall be limited to the
 amount of ten thousand dollars.
   (B) FOR PROPERTY NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL TO THE WELFARE OF THE VICTIM,
 THE OFFICE MAY REQUEST THAT THE CLAIMANT PROVIDE ESTIMATES  OR  RECEIPTS
 FOR  PERSONAL PROPERTY LOST, DAMAGED OR STOLEN AS A RESULT OF THE CRIME.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8603A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§621 & 631, Exec L

S8603A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the amount for awards made to crime victims; specifies certain items of personal property which are necessary and essential to the welfare of a claimant.

S8603A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8603A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8603--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to awards made to crime
   victims

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 621 of the executive law, as added
 by chapter 197 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   8. "Essential personal property" shall mean articles of personal prop-
 erty  necessary  and  essential  to the health, welfare or safety of the
 victim.
   (A) PERSONAL PROPERTY NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL TO THE  WELFARE  OF  THE
 VICTIM  SHALL  MEAN PERSONAL PROPERTY OF A VICTIM THAT IS LOST, DAMAGED,
 OR STOLEN AS A RESULT OF A CRIME AND FOR WHICH REIMBURSEMENT OR REPLACE-
 MENT IS REASONABLY NECESSARY FOR THE  VICTIM  TO  RESTORE  STABILITY  OR
 MAINTAIN A REASONABLE AND/OR BASIC STANDARD OF LIVING.
   (B) THE OFFICE SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE DETERMI-
 NATION AND APPROVAL OF WHAT CONSTITUTES PROPERTY REASONABLY NECESSARY TO
 RESTORE  OR  MAINTAIN  A  REASONABLE  AND/OR  BASIC  STANDARD  OF LIVING
 CONSISTENT WITH THIS ARTICLE.
   § 2. Subdivision 9 of section 631 of the executive law, as amended  by
 chapter 487 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
   9.  (A) Any award made for the cost of repair or replacement of essen-
 tial personal property, including  cash  losses  of  essential  personal
 property,  shall  be  limited to an amount of [five] TWENTY-FIVE hundred
 dollars, except that all cash  losses  of  essential  personal  property
 shall  be  limited  to the amount of one hundred dollars. In the case of
 medically necessary life-sustaining equipment which was lost or  damaged
 as  the  direct  result  of  a  crime, the award shall be limited to the
 amount of ten thousand dollars.
   (B) FOR PROPERTY NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL TO THE WELFARE OF THE VICTIM,
 THE OFFICE MAY REQUEST THAT THE CLAIMANT PROVIDE ESTIMATES  OR  RECEIPTS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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