Bill S4415-2011

Relates to the residency requirements of stenographers for the county of Jefferson

Relates to the residency requirements of stenographers for the county of Jefferson.

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Actions

  • Jun 1, 2011: SIGNED CHAP.44
  • May 20, 2011: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 17, 2011: returned to senate
  • May 17, 2011: passed assembly
  • May 17, 2011: ordered to third reading cal.350
  • May 17, 2011: substituted for a7253
  • May 10, 2011: referred to judiciary
  • May 10, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 10, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 9, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 4, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 3, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.440
  • Apr 4, 2011: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Judiciary - May 3, 2011
Ayes (22): Bonacic, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Saland, Zeldin, Hassell-Thompson, Breslin, Dilan, Espaillat, Gianaris, Krueger, Perkins, Serrano, Squadron, Stavisky
Ayes W/R (1): Adams

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4415

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to residency requirements for stenographers in the county of Jefferson

PURPOSE: This bill will allow the District Attorney in Jefferson County to appoint a stenographer from St. Lawrence County or any county within the fifth judicial district.

SUMMARY: Section 1 amends section 322 of the Judiciary law in order that the District Attorney of Jefferson County may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of St. Lawrence, or in any county of the fifth judicial district.

Section 2 this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: It is the responsibility of the county's District Attorney to appoint and compensate an official stenographer for grand jury proceedings within the county. Rural counties like Jefferson, face unreliable availability of stenographers within the county borders.

Current law requires the appointed stenographers be citizens and residents of the county for which they are appointed. The same section of law (333 of the Judiciary law) provides exemptions for 30 of New York's 62 counties as well as an exemption for the District Attorney's of the City of New York.

This bill will allow the District Attorney of Jefferson County to appoint a stenographer from St. Lawrence County or anywhere within the borders of the fifth judicial district.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4415 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 4, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 residency requirements for stenographers in the county of Jefferson THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 322 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 457 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 322. Stenographers to be citizens and residents of county where appointed. Every stenographer appointed under the provisions of this title shall be a citizen and resident of the county in which he is appointed, except that the district attorney of Warren county may appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Washington or in the county of Saratoga and the district attorney of Hamilton county may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Fulton and the district attorney of Wyoming county may appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Genesee or in the county of Livingston and the district attorney of Madison county may appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Onondaga or in the county of Oneida or in any county in the sixth judicial district and the district attorney of Allegany county may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Steuben or in any county in the eighth judicial district and the district attorney of Niagara county may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Erie, Genesee or Orleans and the district attorneys of Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins and Otsego counties may each appoint a stenographer residing in any county in the sixth judicial district and the district attorney of Schoharie county may appoint a stenographer residing in any county in the third judicial district and the district attorney of Washington county may appoint a stenographer residing either in the county of Sara- toga or in the county of Warren and the district attorney of Saratoga county may appoint a stenographer residing in either Schenectady county,
or Albany county or Rensselaer county and the district attorneys of Columbia and Greene counties may appoint a stenographer residing in any county of the third judicial district and the district attorneys of Seneca county, Ontario county, Wayne county, Livingston county and Yates county may appoint a stenographer residing in any county of the seventh judicial district and the district attorney of Cayuga county may appoint a stenographer residing in the county of Onondaga, the county of Tomp- kins or in any county of the seventh judicial district and the district attorney of Albany county may appoint a stenographer residing in either Schenectady county or in any county of the third judicial district and the district attorneys of Rockland and Putnam counties may appoint a stenographer residing in any county of the ninth judicial district and the district attorney in Orleans county may appoint a stenographer residing in any county of the eighth judicial district and the several district attorneys within the city of New York may appoint stenographers residing in any county within such city and the district attorneys of Lewis and Oswego counties may appoint a stenographer residing in any county in the fifth judicial district and the district attorney of Chau- tauqua county may appoint a stenographer residing in Erie county and the district attorney of Cattaraugus county may appoint a stenographer residing in any county in the eighth judicial district and the district attorney of Schenectady county may appoint a stenographer residing in either Albany county or in any county of the third judicial district AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY MAY APPOINT A STENOGRAPHER RESIDING IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LAWRENCE, OR IN ANY COUNTY OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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