Authorizes city courts to have night court.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the uniform city court act, in relation to authorizing evening court hours
PURPOSE: To provide flexibility in the scheduling of city court hours, and reduce or eliminate the need for costly expansion and renovation of court facilities.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new Section 2105 to the Uniform City Court Act to provide that a city which hosts a city court is authorized to keep its court facilities open in the evening where court administrators determine that the court should schedule night sessions.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill seeks to provide flexibility in the scheduling of court sessions in small cities by encouraging the consideration of night sessions By allowing for day and night shifts, this bill would help facilitate the flow of cases and enable a more efficient use of space, which will in turn reduce or eliminate the need to construct or renovate costly new facilities and court and office space. The availability of night sessions may also be more convenient for many citizens.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE:The ninetieth day after it shall have become a law
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7378--A IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the uniform city court act, in relation to authorizing evening court hours THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The uniform city court act is amended by adding a new section 2105 to read as follows: S 2105. HOLDING OF COURT. A CITY WHICH HOSTS A CITY COURT GOVERNED BY THIS ACT IS AUTHORIZED TO KEEP ITS COURT FACILITIES OPEN IN THE EVENING WHERE COURT ADMINISTRATORS DETERMINE THAT THE COURT SHOULD SCHEDULE NIGHT SESSIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13234-07-4