Establishes a third judgeship in the city court of the city of Newburgh, to adjudicate quality of life violations and landlord/tenant disputes.
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Ball
Excused (4): Adams, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Sampson
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the uniform city court act, in relation to establishing an additional office of city judge in the city of Newburgh, in the county of Orange
PURPOSE: To allow for a third full-time city court judge in the city of Newburgh, where currently two full-time judges are allowed.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: establishes a third full-time city of Newburgh city court judge.
Section 2: the new office of city court judge will be first filled at the next general election at which it can be filled for a full term commencing January 1st and such judge shall hear and adjudicate quality of life violations.
Section 3: Effective date.
EXISTING LAW: Under current law the city of Newburgh has two full-time city court judges.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation was requested by the city of Newburgh, in order to keep up with the volume of cases that come through its city court. A third full time city court judge focused on quality of life issues will help ensure the success of the city of Newburgh's overall community improvement strategy by strengthening the city's code enforcement process.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - S7700 - Passed Senate
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2276 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 15, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the uniform city court act, in relation to establishing an additional office of city judge in the city of Newburgh, in the county of Orange THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 32 of subdivision (d) of section 2104 of the uniform city court act, as amended by chapter 493 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 32 Newburgh,
[two]THREE full-time; S 2. The new office of city court judge in the city of Newburgh estab- lished pursuant to this act shall: (a) first be filled by election at the next general election at which it can be filled for a full term to commence January first next there- after; and (b) hear and adjudicate causes of action relating to quality of life violations including, but not limited to, housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk, agricultural and air pollution infractions; and landlord/tenant disputes. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that no change in the number of judges, as provided in section one of this act, shall take effect until authorized pursuant to subdivision (a) of section two of this act.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00357-01-3