senate Bill S996

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prevents a judge from prohibiting a parent from undergoing a gender reassignment when making a determination in a child custody case

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2022 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 07, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2022 1st report cal.425
Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 11, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.264
Jan 06, 2021 referred to children and families

Votes

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Feb 2, 2022 - Children and Families committee Vote

S996
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2022

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Feb 2, 2021 - Children and Families committee Vote

S996
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Children and Families committee vote details

Children and Families Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

aye wr (1)

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S996 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §240, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3492
2013-2014: S2758
2015-2016: S506
2017-2018: S97
2019-2020: S432

S996 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the judge shall not prohibit a parent from undergoing gender reassignment.

S996 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S996 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    996
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, LIU, MAY, SEPULVEDA -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to  the  custody
   of children

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 240 of the domestic relations  law
 is amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
   (K)  IN  DETERMINING  THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, THE COURT SHALL
 NOT:   (1) CONSIDER THE SEX,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR
 GENDER EXPRESSION OF THE PARTIES; OR
   (2) PROHIBIT A PARTY FROM UNDERGOING GENDER REASSIGNMENT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05304-01-1


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