NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A10427
SPONSOR: Rules (Paulin)
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to residency requirements
for stenographers in the county of Westchester
To enable the Westchester district attorney to appoint stenographers
from any county in the ninth judicial district.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one enables the Westchester district attorney to appoint stenog-
raphers from any county in the ninth judicial district.
Section two provides the effective date
The current staffing demands within Westchester County have made it
necessary to expand the geographical pool of applicants for grand jury
stenographers. The time constraints imposed under Criminal Procedure Law
§ 245.20(1)(b) for the production of grand jury transcripts has
increased the demand for grand jury stenographers, while the high cost
of living within Westchester County has decreased the available appli-
cant pool. Historically, other counties throughout the state have been
granted similar exceptions as evidenced by the legislative history and
plain language of Judiciary Law § 322. Of note, Rockland and Putnam
counties were previously granted permission to appoint a stenographer
from, "any county within the ninth judicial district."
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This act shall take effect immediately.