Bill S5466-2011

Relates to city court judges in the city of Lockport

Relates to city court judges in the city of Lockport; abolishes a part-time judge position and replaces it with a full-time judge position.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 14, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 13, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 7, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.1083
  • May 24, 2011: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Judiciary - Jun 7, 2011
Ayes (18): Bonacic, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Saland, Zeldin, Hassell-Thompson, Breslin, Dilan, Espaillat, Perkins, Serrano, Stavisky
Ayes W/R (5): DeFrancisco, Adams, Gianaris, Krueger, Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5466

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the uniform city court act, in relation to judges of the city courts in the city of Lockport and to repeal certain provisions of the judiciary law relating thereto

PURPOSE: This Bill is being introduced at the request of the City of Lockport to allow for a second full time city court judge, where currently one full time and one part time judge are allowed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends paragraph 27 of subdivision D of section 2104 of the uniform city court act, as amended by chapter 493 of the laws of 2006 to strike one and one part-time judge for the City of Lockport and replace it with two full-time.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill has been requested by the City of Lockport, in order to keep up with the volume of cases that come through its City court.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5466 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 24, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 judges of the city courts in the city of Lockport and to repeal certain provisions of the judiciary law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 27 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: 27 Lockport, [one] TWO full-time [and one part-time]; S 2. The opening paragraph of subparagraph (iii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision (e) 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: by the mayor of the city for which the court on which he or she will serve has been established: part-time city court judge of Binghamton, city court judges of Cohoes, part-time city court judge of Dunkirk, part-time city court judge of Fulton, city court judge of Geneva who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Geneva, city court judge of Hornell who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Hornell, city court judge of Hudson who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Hudson, part-time city court judge of King- ston, part-time city court judge of Lackawanna, city court judge of Little Falls who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting CITY court judge of Little Falls, [part-time city court judge of Lock- port], city court judge of Mechanicville who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Mechanicville, part-time city court judge of Middletown, part-time city court judge of Mount Vernon, part-time city court judge of New Rochelle and full-time city
court judge of such city who serves in the office created during the calendar year commencing January first, two thousand one, part-time city court judge of North Tonawanda, part-time city court judge of Ogdens- burg, city court judge of Oneida who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Oneida, city court judge of Oneonta who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Oneonta, part-time city court judge of Oswego, city court judges of Poughkeepsie, city court judge of Rensselaer who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Rensselaer, part-time city court judge of Saratoga Springs, part-time city court judge of Tonawanda and city court judge of Watervliet who serves in the office that formerly was that of acting city court judge of Watervliet. Provided, however, the following special provisions shall be applicable in the city of Poughkeepsie: S 3. The 49th unnumbered clause of section 221-i of the judiciary law is REPEALED. S 4. Transition. (a) Upon the effective date of this act, the position of part-time judge of the Lockport city court shall be abolished and be replaced by a full-time judgeship. Any person serving in the position abolished hereby on the date of its abolition shall continue in service in the full-time judgeship that replaces it until the thirty-first day of December next following the date on which such term of office would otherwise expire. (b) Upon the first occurrence of a vacancy in the office of full-time city court judge of the city of Lockport established by subdivision (a) of this section, the office shall be filled by election for a term commencing the first day of January next after the election. S 5. This act shall take effect on the first day of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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