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A10428 Summary:

BILL NOA10428
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRules (Solages)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §211, Judy L
 
Relates to the establishment of free childcare centers in every court in the unified court system for the minor children and dependents of jurors, parties in civil cases, and criminal defendants.
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A10428 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10428
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Solages)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing childcare centers in courts for the children and dependents of certain persons   PURPOSE: To estblish child supervisiom centers in courts, allowing parents or guadians to preform their civic duty at ease.   SUMMARY: Section l. Amends subdivision I of section 21 1 of the judiciary law by adding a new paragraph. Section 2. Sets the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: More than half a million jurors serve in the New York State court system each year   l. Within that portion is a share of New Yorkers who are parents to children who are often tasked with the difficult burden of finding childcare for their children upon being summoned to jury service. This is a greater difficulty for those who are impacted by financial insecurity and are therefore not able to afford childcare. This legislation would grant parents that are summoned to jury service the ability to perform their civic duty with more ease, knowing that childcare will be provided. Court childcare centers can and already regularly facilitate connections between families and services such as Head Stan WIC, SNAP, literacy education, and other community services   2. Childcare centers also protect children from the proceedings of the courtroom. In court, children may be exposed to disturbing proceedings. This legislation would offer a remedy to these possibilities by creating a child friendly space outside of the courtroom. The goal of this legislation is to expand and diversify the jury pool. People of color are more likely to struggle to afford quality childcare. This bill will help relieve that burden so that more diverse jurors can serve.   GENDER JUSTICE IMPACT: Women are more likely to be the sole childcare providers of the chil- dren. A lack of childcare is a substantial barrier to women serving on a jury. This bill will allow more women to serve on juries.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.   Il https://www.nyjuror.gov/pdfs/hb EE.pdf   2https://ww2.nycouHs.gov/ip/childrenscenter/index.shtml   3https://ww2.nycourts.gov/ip/childrenscenter/index.shtml
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A10428 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10428
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 24, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Solages) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
        AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing childcare
          centers in courts for the children and dependents of certain persons
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  211  of the judiciary law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (m) to read as follows:
     3    (m) The establishment of  childcare  centers  in  all  courts  in  the
     4  unified  court  system. Such childcare centers shall provide free child-
     5  care for the minor children and dependents of:
     6    (i) jurors during any period in which the jury has been sequestered by
     7  the court;
     8    (ii) any party to a civil case; and
     9    (iii) any criminal defendant.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    11  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    12  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    13  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    14  completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15075-01-4
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