Bill Text: NY A01403 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to establishing status as a New York state citizen or possession of a federal immigration card shall constitute no cause for refusing any person examination admission to practice law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to judiciary [A01403 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01403-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1403
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SIMON, BICHOTTE, BLAKE, GOTTFRIED, D'URSO --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CRESPO, HYNDMAN -- read once  and
          referred to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to establishing status as
          a  New  York state citizen or possession of a federal immigration card
          shall constitute no cause  for  refusing  any  person  examination  or
          admission to practice law
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 460 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 226
     2  of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 460. Examination and admission of attorneys. An applicant for admis-
     4  sion to practice as an attorney or counsellor in  this  state,  must  be
     5  examined  and  licensed to practice as prescribed in this chapter and in
     6  the rules of the court of appeals.  Race, creed, color, national origin,
     7  alienage, status as a New York state citizen or federal immigration card
     8  holder, or sex shall constitute no cause for refusing any  person  exam-
     9  ination or admission to practice.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01686-01-9
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