Senate Bill S6288

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts "Melanie's law"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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

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2023-S6288 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6026
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §812, Fam Ct Act; amd §530.11, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9545

2023-S6288 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Melanie's law"; relates to orders of protection; allows courts to issue orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of the named victims, regardless of age.

2023-S6288 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6288 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6288
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 11, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HINCHEY, ROLISON -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN  ACT to amend the family court act and the criminal procedure law, in
   relation to orders of protection
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as "Melanie's
 law".
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 812 of the family court act, as  amended
 by  chapter 326 of the laws of 2008, the opening paragraph as amended by
 chapter 109 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1. Jurisdiction.  The family court and the criminal courts shall  have
 concurrent  jurisdiction over any proceeding concerning acts which would
 constitute disorderly conduct, unlawful dissemination or publication  of
 an  intimate  image,  harassment  in the first degree, harassment in the
 second degree,  aggravated  harassment  in  the  second  degree,  sexual
 misconduct,  forcible touching, sexual abuse in the third degree, sexual
 abuse in the second degree as set forth in subdivision  one  of  section
 130.60  of  the penal law, stalking in the first degree, stalking in the
 second degree, stalking in the third  degree,  stalking  in  the  fourth
 degree,  criminal  mischief,  menacing in the second degree, menacing in
 the third degree, reckless endangerment, criminal obstruction of breath-
 ing or blood circulation, strangulation in the second degree, strangula-
 tion in the first degree, assault in the second degree, assault  in  the
 third  degree, an attempted assault, identity theft in the first degree,
 identity theft in the second degree, identity theft in the third degree,
 grand larceny in the fourth degree, grand larceny in the  third  degree,
 coercion  in  the  second  degree or coercion in the third degree as set
 forth in subdivisions one, two and three of section 135.60 of the  penal
 law  between  spouses  or former spouses, or between parent and child or

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04914-01-3
              

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