Provides that no more than 22 of the 26 judges elected to the eighth judicial district shall be from any one county within such district.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to judges in the eighth judicial district
PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to limit, in the eighth judicial district, the number of judges that can be from any one county.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 8 of section 140-a of the judiciary law is amended.
JUSTIFICATION: The eighth judicial district is composed of the following counties: Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Allegany, Niagara, Wyoming, and Erie, and has twenty-six judges. This legislation would restrict to twenty-two, the number of judges that could come from any one county. This restriction would allow counties with a smaller population the ability to elect judges to the judicial district.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011,2012: S.2834/A.6216 Referred to Judiciary 2009,2010: S.2265/A.2086 Referred to Judiciary 2007,2008: S.2999/A.3671 Referred to Judiciary
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to judges selected after such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2678 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to judges in the eighth judicial district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 140-a of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 500 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows: 8. Eighth district, twenty-six, PROVIDED THAT THERE SHALL BE NO MORE THAN TWENTY-TWO JUDGES FROM ANY ONE COUNTY WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to judges elected after such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06956-01-3