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Family Court & Family Law

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A.23 (AM Paulin) / S.3485 (Sen. Lanza) - relates to adoption by a petitioner where such petitioner's parentage is legally-recognized.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Children & the Law, Family Court & Family Law and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights Committees, May 2015.

Age of Criminal Responsibility

A.3006 / S.2006 (Part J), Education, Labor and Family Assistance Article VII Legislation, 2015-16 NYS Budget - related to raising the age of criminal responsibility.


Statement in support of raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, October 2014.

Child, Destitute Children

A.7836-A (AM Paulin) / S.5694-A (Sen. Saland) - Creates article 10-C of the family court act relating to destitute children.

A.8339 (AM Paulin) / S.5745 (Sen. Saland) - Relates to kinship guardian assistance payments.

  • Report in support of A.7836-A/S.5694-A and A.8339/S.5745 by the Family Court and Family Law Committee, June 2011.

Divorce and Maintenance Laws

Report to the Law Revision Commission highlighting crucial issues that should be examined in the Commission's assessment of the maintenance laws of the state and the economic consequence of divorce on the parties, October 2011.

  • "City Bar Provides Recommendations to Law Revision Commission on Divorce Maintenance Laws" - 44th Street Blog, November 3, 2011



For a full list of committee reports, click here.