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A08802 Summary:

BILL NOA08802
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORLentol
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 6 4, Constn
 
Relates to increasing the number of judicial departments; creates a second department north consisting of the ninth judicial district and a second department south consisting of the second, tenth and eleventh judicial districts.
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A08802 Actions:

BILL NOA08802
 
11/27/2017referred to judiciary
11/29/2017to attorney-general for opinion
01/03/2018referred to judiciary
01/08/2018to attorney-general for opinion
01/31/2018opinion referred to judiciary
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A08802 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8802
 
SPONSOR: Lentol
  TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing amendments to article 6 of the constitution, in relation to increasing the number of judicial departments   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create a North and South Department in the Second Department as a way of lessening the overcrowding of cases and time it takes to hear a case.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Article 6 of the constitution is amended to include a second department south and a second department north.   JUSTIFICATION: In the Second Department of the Appellate Division it generally takes up to 18 months for an oral argument to be heard after filing a brief. That compares to the First Department where the time from filing to oral arguments is general 6 to 8 months. The Second Department serves Brook- lyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties; whereas the First Department serves two - New York and the Bronx. Dividing the Second Department into North (Counties North of NYC Westchester, Rockland and Orange) and Second Department South (Brooklyn Queens Nassau and Suffolk Counties) will speed up case review to more suitable times.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None
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