A02374 Summary:

BILL NO    A02374A

SAME AS    SAME AS S02613-A

SPONSOR    Lancman (MS)

COSPNSR    Jeffries, Lentol, Arroyo, Espaillat, Wright, Hikind, Peoples-Stokes,
           Camara, Zebrowski, Kellner, Farrell, Cook, Glick, McEneny, Gottfried,
           DelMonte, Jaffee, Schroeder, Peralta, Colton

MLTSPNSR   Latimer

Add S528, Judy L

Enacts the "jury pool fair representation act"; provides for the collection of
demographic data for jurors who present for service and for the submission of
such data in an annual report to the governor, speaker of the assembly,
temporary president of the senate and the chief judge of the court of appeals.
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A02374 Actions:

BILL NO    A02374A

01/15/2009 referred to judiciary
06/02/2009 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
06/02/2009 print number 2374a
06/09/2009 reported referred to rules
06/22/2009 reported 
06/22/2009 rules report cal.567
06/22/2009 ordered to third reading rules cal.567
06/22/2009 passed assembly
06/22/2009 delivered to senate
06/22/2009 REFERRED TO RULES
01/06/2010 DIED IN SENATE
01/06/2010 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/06/2010 ordered to third reading cal.204
02/09/2010 passed assembly
02/09/2010 delivered to senate
02/09/2010 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
02/24/2010 SUBSTITUTED FOR S2613A
02/24/2010 3RD READING CAL.123
05/03/2010 PASSED SENATE
05/03/2010 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
06/04/2010 delivered to governor
06/15/2010 signed chap.112
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A02374 Votes:

A02374A06/22/2009 143/0
AbbateYCahillYEnglebrYHooperYMaiselYPowellYSkartadY
AlessiYCalhounYErrigoYHoytYMarkeyERPretlowYSpanoY
AlfanoYCamaraYEspaillYHyer SpYMayersoYQuinnYStirpeY
AmedoreYCanestrYFarrellYJacobsYMcDonouYRabbittYSweeneyY
ArroyoYCarrozzYFieldsYJaffeeYMcEnenyYRaiaYTediscoY
AubryYCastroYFinchYJeffrieYMcKevitYRamosYThieleY
BacalleYChristeYFitzpatYJohnYMengYReilichYTitoneY
BallYClarkYGabryszYJordanYMillerYReillyYTitusY
BarclayYColtonYGalefYKavanagYMillmanYRive J YTobaccoY
BarraYConteYGanttYKellnerYMolinarYRive N ERTownsY
BarronYCookYGianariYKolbYMorelleYRive PMYTownsenY
BenedetYCorwinYGibsonYKoonYNolanYRobinsoYWalkerY
BenjamiYCrespoYGiglioYLancmanYOaksYRosenthYWeinsteY
BingYCrouchYGlickYLatimerYO'DonneYRussellYWeisenbY
BoylandYCusickYGordonYLavineYO'MaraYSaladinYWeprinY
BoyleYCymbrowYGottfriYLentolYOrtizYSaywardYWrightY
BradleyYDelMontYGuntherYLiftonYParmentYScarborYZebrowsY
BrennanYDenDekkYHawleyYLope PDYPaulinYSchimelYMr SpkrY
BrodskyYDestitoYHayesYLope VJYPeoplesERSchimmiY
Brook KYDinowitYHeastieYLupardoYPeraltaYSchroedY
BurlingYDupreyYHevesiERMageeYPerryERScozzafY
ButlerYEddingtYHikindERMagnareYPhefferYSeminerER

A02374A02/09/2010 130/0
AbbateYCalhounEREspaillYHyer SpYMayersoYPretlowYStirpeY
AlessiYCamaraYFarrellYJacobsYMcDonouYQuinnERSweeneyY
AlfanoYCanestrYFieldsERJaffeeYMcEnenyYRabbittYTediscoY
AmedoreYCarrozzERFinchYJeffrieYMcKevitYRaiaYThieleER
ArroyoYCastroYFitzpatYJohnYMengYRamosYTitoneY
AubryYChristeYGabryszYJordanYMill JMYReilichYTitusER
BacalleERClarkYGalefYKavanagYMill M YReillyYTobaccoER
BallYColtonYGanttYKellnerYMillmanYRive J YTownsER
BarclayYConteYGianariYKolbYMolinarYRive N YTownsenY
BarraYCookYGibsonYKoonYMorelleYRive PMYWeinsteY
BarronYCorwinYGiglioYLancmanYNolanERRobinsoYWeisenbY
BenedetYCrespoYGlickYLatimerYOaksYRosenthYWrightY
BenjamiYCrouchYGordonYLavineYO'DonneYRussellYZebrowsY
BingYCusickYGottfriYLentolYO'MaraYSaladinYMr SpkrY
BoylandYCymbrowERGuntherYLiftonYOrtizYSaywardY
BoyleYDelMontYHawleyYLope PDYParmentYScarborER
BrennanYDenDekkYHayesYLope VJERPaulinYSchimelY
BrodskyYDestitoYHeastieYLupardoYPeoplesERSchimmiY
Brook KERDinowitYHevesiYMageeYPeraltaYSchroedY
BurlingYDupreyYHikindERMagnareYPerryYScozzafY
ButlerYEnglebrYHooperYMaiselYPhefferYSkartadY
CahillYErrigoYHoytYMarkeyYPowellYSpanoY

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A02374 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2374A

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to enact-
ing the "jury pool fair representation act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill would require the record-
ing of demographic data on jury pools to determine whether jury pools in
this state represent a fair cross-section of the community.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill adds section 508 to the Judici-
ary  Law,  requiring  the  commissioner  of jurors to collect and report
demographic data on jury pool participation based on race and/or ethnic-
ity, age and sex, and to annually report  such  data  to  the  governor,
legislative leaders and the chief judge of New York, in order to provide
the  courts  and policymakers with a more accurate picture of jury pools
and whether such jury pools are representative of the communities resid-
ing in the particular jurisdiction.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2006 Citizen Action-New York released a study suggest-
ing that minorities are severely under-represented in civil  jury  pools
in  New  York County, confirming what practitioners in that jurisdiction
have observed for years. Numerous witnesses at an  Assembly  hearing  on
this  legislation  in  the Spring of 2009 testified to a similar conclu-
sion. In order to determine the real nature and scope  of  the  problem,
and  in  order to adopt appropriate corrective policies, it is necessary
to formally collect demographic data on jury pools.  Only  then  can  we
begin to act to ensure that our juries truly represent a fair cross-sec-
tion of the community.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal. The data can be easily collected by adding
appropriate questions to existing juror questionnaires and forms.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Ninety days after enactment.
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A02374 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        2374--A

                              2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 15, 2009
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. LANCMAN, JEFFRIES, LENTOL, ARROYO, ESPAILLAT,
         WRIGHT, HIKIND, PEOPLES, CAMARA, ZEBROWSKI,  KELLNER,  FARRELL,  COOK,
         GLICK,  McENENY,  GOTTFRIED,  DelMONTE,  JAFFEE,  SCHROEDER,  PERALTA,
         COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  LATIMER  --  read  once  and
         referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill
         amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
         tee

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the judiciary law, in relation to enacting the "jury
         pool fair representation act"

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "jury pool
    2  fair representation act".
    3    S 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 528 to  read
    4  as follows:
    5    S  528.  COLLECTION  OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA.   THE COMMISSIONER OF JURORS
    6  SHALL COLLECT DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR JURORS WHO PRESENT FOR JURY  SERVICE,
    7  INCLUDING EACH JUROR'S RACE AND/OR ETHNICITY, AGE AND SEX, AND THE CHIEF
    8  ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS SHALL SUBMIT THE DATA IN AN ANNUAL REPORT TO
    9  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
   10  THE SENATE AND THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS.
   11    S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
   12  have become a law.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01061-02-9
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