BILL NO A05652
SAME AS No same as
Amd S627, Exec L
Requires an attorney with a concentration in elder law to participate in the
determination of all claims before the office of crime victim services.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring an attorney with a concentration in elder law to participate
in determinations of claims before the office of victim services
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: Adds an elder law attorney to the
crime victims compensation board.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 1 of section 622 of the
executive law and changes from five to six the number of members on
the crime victims compensation board.
JUSTIFICATION: Older new Yorkers are often targeted for crimes
including scams, financial exploitation, theft, etc. because of their
resources and the fact that they may be vulnerable or dependant upon
someone else. The crime victims board provides financial assistance to
eligible innocent victims of crime and compensates innocent victims of
crime for unreimbursed out of pocket expenses.
Since its establishment on August 1, 1966, the Board has provided
substantial financial relief to victims of crime and their families by
paying unreimbursed crime-related expenses, including medical and
funeral expenses, loss of earnings or support, counseling, crime scene
clean-up expenses, the cost to repair or replace items of essential
personal property, reasonable court transportation expenses, and the
cost of residing at or utilizing the services of a domestic violence
This legislation adds an attorney who specializes in elder law to the
three attorneys already appointed to the board. The elder law attorney
can bring a valuable perspective to the table when reviewing and
making recommendations regarding cases dealing with older New Yorkers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007-08 A6204 governmental operations 2009-10
A4490B governmental operations 2011-12 A4478 governmental operations
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
March 4, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring an attorney
with a concentration in elder law to participate in determinations of
claims before the office of victim services
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 627 of the executive law is
2 amended by adding a new paragraph (d-1) to read as follows:
3 (D-1) THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF AN ATTORNEY, ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
4 LAW IN THIS STATE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN ELDER LAW FOR NOT LESS THAN
5 FIVE YEARS, IN THE DETERMINATION OF ALL CLAIMS;
6 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.