South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced today that her bill, A.8027, has been signed by Governor Cuomo. The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Diane J. Savino. This bill will increase the number of Supreme Court justices in eleven of the thirteen judicial districts in New York State, to match the amount of judges stated in the state constitution.
“This is great news for New Yorkers invested in the justice system,” Pheffer Amato said. “The bill updates our outdated system by appointing a greater number of Supreme Court justices in eleven of the thirteen Supreme Court districts. It is crucial to continue making our judicial system more modern and efficient, and to ensure due process and a speedy trial for all.”
"For years Staten Island has not been represented by the proper amount of Supreme Court Justices,” Savino said. “I am proud that we were able to pass this bill, which will give us the full-slate of justices that we deserve. I thank the Assemblywoman for her partnership and Governor Cuomo for swiftly signing this into law."
Governor Cuomo signed this bill on June 29, 2021. Queens County is located in the eleventh judicial district, and the number of judges will increase from 41 to 42.