• Adoptees can access birth certificates;For more on these new laws, click here.
• Farmworkers get overtime pay, mandatory rest;
• Cash bail, discovery reforms;
• Safety course requirement for motorboats;
• Teens can 'pre-register' to vote;
Monday, December 30, 2019
New laws for New York in 2020
Monday, December 23, 2019
New York courts and officials prepare for implementation of bail and discovery reforms. New resources available.
- New York's Discovery Reform Law: A Bench Book for Judges serves as a guide to the many aspects of the reform such as the prosecutor’s discovery obligations, the defendant’s reciprocal discovery to prosecution, timing requirements, protective orders, and trial readiness.
- New York's Bail Reform Law: A Bench Book for Judges provides information about the new law and gives attorneys notice on information upon which judges are likely to be relying.
Monday, December 16, 2019
National Human Trafficking Summit
The summit will focus on the needs of jurisdictions responding to human trafficking cases. Experienced prosecutors and other allied professionals will facilitate discussion and train participants on practical strategies and model policies in the prosecution of human trafficking.
Topics to be discussed include:Demand Reduction;
Creative Prosecution and Charging Decisions; Working with Victims;
Neuroscience of Trauma;
Task Force Models;
Illicit Massage Parlors; and
For more information, or to register, click here.
Monday, December 9, 2019
New law aims to protect rent-controlled tenants from landlord harassment
Previously, supporters say, the law only provided protections to tenants who could demonstrate physical injury and failed to take into account the conditions caused by the landlord.
For more information on the new law, click here.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Schuyler and Chemung Counties prevail in emergency tower site appeal.
|Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman|
Monday, December 2, 2019
Genesee County man sentenced in Schuyler County for failure to pay child support
Court records indicated that the last payment was made June 2016, Getman said.
After hearing from the parties, Acting Schuyler County Family Court Judge John Rowley determined that the respondent should be punished for contempt of court. Therefore, he sentenced the respondent to 120 days in jail, with the opportunity to “purge” the sentence if he paid at least $3000.00 towards the back child support prior to January 3, 2020. If the sentence is not purged, Rowley held, the man would be incarcerated on that date.
Under New York State law, parents who willfully fail to obey court orders of child support can be sentenced to up to six months for contempt of court, Getman noted.
The county attorney’s office represents the Department of Social Services in prosecuting child support cases brought in the family court by that agency. In addition, the office provides support collection services for eligible custodial parents seeking assistance in establishing and enforcing orders for child support.
The county attorney’s office was assisted in the prosecution and presentation of the case by employees of the county’s child support enforcement unit.
The man’s name was not released to protect the privacy of his children and family.