A04024 Summary:

COSPNSRJaffee, Perry, Gottfried, Bronson, Aubry
MLTSPNSRColton, Jacobs, Millman, Mosley, O'Donnell, Sweeney, Weinstein, Wright
Amd SS624 & 626, Exec L
Expands eligibility for those who receive awards under crime victims' compensation to include a domestic partner; defines domestic partner; further provides for out-of-pocket loss to include the cost of counseling for surviving family members of homicide victims.
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A04024 Actions:

01/30/2013referred to governmental operations
02/28/2013reported referred to codes
03/05/2013reported referred to ways and means
04/18/2013advanced to third reading cal.147
04/24/2013passed assembly
04/24/2013delivered to senate
01/08/2014DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014ordered to third reading cal.195
04/07/2014passed assembly
04/07/2014delivered to senate
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A04024 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 30, 2013
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. GLICK, JAFFEE, PERRY, GOTTFRIED -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A.   COLTON, JACOBS,  MILLMAN,  O'DONNELL,  SWEENEY,
          WEINSTEIN,  WRIGHT  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
          Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to eligibility of  domes-

          tic partners for compensation from the crime victims' board
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 624 of the execu-
     2  tive law, as amended by chapter 233 of the laws of 2012, is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    (b)  a  surviving spouse, domestic partner, grandparent, parent, step-
     5  parent, guardian, brother, sister,  stepbrother,  stepsister,  child  or
     6  stepchild  of  a  victim  of a crime who died as a direct result of such
     7  crime;
     8    § 2. Section 624 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     9  subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
    10    1-a.  For  the  purposes  of  this section, "domestic partner" means a
    11  person who, with respect to another person:

    12    (a) is formally a party in a domestic partnership or similar relation-
    13  ship with the other person, entered into pursuant to  the  laws  of  the
    14  United  States or of any state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or regis-
    15  tered as the domestic partner of the  other  person  with  any  registry
    16  maintained  by  the employer of either party or any state, municipality,
    17  or foreign jurisdiction; or
    18    (b) is formally recognized as a beneficiary or  covered  person  under
    19  the other person's employment benefits or health insurance; or
    20    (c)  is  dependent  or mutually interdependent on the other person for
    21  support, as evidenced by the totality of the circumstances indicating  a
    22  mutual  intent  to  be  a domestic partner including but not limited to:

    23  common ownership or joint leasing of real or personal  property;  common
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  householding,  shared  income  or  shared  expenses; children in common;
     2  signs of intent to marry or become a domestic  partner  under  paragraph
     3  (a)  or (b) of this subdivision; or the length of the personal relation-
     4  ship of the persons.
     5    §  3.  Section  626  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
     6  subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     7    4. Out-of-pocket loss shall also include the cost  of  counseling  for

     8  surviving  family members of homicide victims who are otherwise eligible
     9  pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision  one  of  section  six  hundred
    10  twenty-four of this article.
    11    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    12  it shall have become a law.
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