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A06113 Summary:

BILL NOA06113
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01373
 
SPONSORHunter
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §240, Dom Rel L; amd §651, Fam Ct Act
 
Provides for the review of a suitable child care plan to be presented by the petitioning parent for the period of deployment, including but not limited to, reasonable notice by deploying parent to other parent of deployment, procedures for parents to make out of court arrangements regarding custody and visitation during deployment; prohibits an order of permanent custody without deployed parent's consent; makes related provisions.
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A06113 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6113
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 10, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Judiciary
 
        AN  ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the family court act, in
          relation to the effect of military service on child care
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subparagraph  1  of  paragraph  (a-2) of subdivision 1 of
     2  section 240 of the domestic relations law, as added by  chapter  473  of
     3  the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (1)  During the period of time that a parent is activated, deployed or
     5  temporarily assigned to military service, such that the parent's ability
     6  to continue as a joint caretaker or the primary  caretaker  of  a  minor
     7  child is materially affected by such military service, any orders issued
     8  pursuant  to  this  section,  based on the fact that the parent is acti-
     9  vated, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service, which would
    10  materially affect or change  a  previous  judgment  or  order  regarding
    11  custody  of  that  parent's  child or children as such judgment or order
    12  existed on the date the parent was activated, deployed,  or  temporarily
    13  assigned  to  military  service,  shall be subject to review pursuant to
    14  subparagraph three of this paragraph. Any  relevant  provisions  of  the
    15  Service  Member's  Civil  Relief  Act  shall  apply  to  all proceedings
    16  governed by this section and shall include  the  review  of  a  suitable
    17  child  care  plan  presented by the petitioning parent for the period of
    18  such deployment. Such child care plan shall include but not  be  limited
    19  to  reasonable notice by deploying parent to other parent of deployment,
    20  procedures for parents to  make  out  of  court  arrangements  regarding
    21  custody and visitation during deployment, prohibit an order of permanent
    22  custody without deployed parent's consent, provide for expedited custody
    23  if  parents  do not agree thereby establishing custody before deployment
    24  and provide for a procedure for termination of  temporary  custody  when
    25  parents agree.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03601-01-1

        A. 6113                             2
 
     1    § 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (f) of section 651 of the family court
     2  act,  as added by chapter 473 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  During  the period of time that a parent is activated, deployed or
     5  temporarily assigned to military service, such that the parent's ability
     6  to continue as a joint caretaker or the primary  caretaker  of  a  minor
     7  child is materially affected by such military service, any orders issued
     8  pursuant  to  this  section,  based on the fact that the parent is acti-
     9  vated, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service, which would
    10  materially affect or change  a  previous  judgment  or  order  regarding
    11  custody  of  that  parent's  child or children as such judgment or order
    12  existed on the date the parent was activated, deployed,  or  temporarily
    13  assigned  to  military  service,  shall be subject to review pursuant to
    14  paragraph three of this subdivision.  Any  relevant  provisions  of  the
    15  Service  Member's  Civil  Relief  Act  shall  apply  to  all proceedings
    16  governed by this section and shall include  the  review  of  a  suitable
    17  child  care  plan  presented by the petitioning parent for the period of
    18  such deployment. Such child care plan shall include but not  be  limited
    19  to  reasonable notice by deploying parent to other parent of deployment,
    20  procedures for parents to  make  out  of  court  arrangements  regarding
    21  custody and visitation during deployment, prohibit an order of permanent
    22  custody without deployed parent's consent, provide for expedited custody
    23  if  parents  do not agree thereby establishing custody before deployment
    24  and provide for a procedure for termination of  temporary  custody  when
    25  parents agree.
    26    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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