2012 bills that became law in New York State
Enacts various provisions of law deemed necessary by the state including establishing a domestic violence fatality review team; and issues related to confidentiality - Chapter 491 Laws of New York, 2012
Establishes a domestic violence fatality review team; adds members to the advisory council on domestic violence (part A); prohibits certain persons from controlling the disposition of a decedent's remains (part B); relates to the confidentiality program of the department of state (part C); relates to the consideration of certain factors when determining the issuance of an order of recognizance or bail and establishes the crime of aggravated domestic violence (part D); relates to a reasonable request to receive communications of health information by alternative means where disclosure could endanger a person (part E).
Requires limit to maximum length of stay at residential program for victims of domestic violence - Chapter 459 Laws of New York, 2012
Extends the maximum amount of days victims of domestic violence may stay in residential programs from 135 days to 180 days, ensuring additional time for victims of domestic violence to secure permanent housing.
Extends the current authority to allow referees to determine certain applications to a family court for an order of protection - Chapter 137 Laws of New York, 2012
Referees are authorized to hear ex-parte order of protection petitions or petitions where all parties except the applying party failed to appear.