Steven Getman: New law protects NY's social... →
Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State has enacted legislation to enhance the criminal penalties for assaulting employees of a county social services district while in performance of their duties. On Friday, August 17, 2012, Governor Cuomo signed A.4672-S.7720 and it became Chap. 434 of the Laws of 2012. The new law extends the penalties provided for assaults against other public...
Steven Getman: legal links of interest for week... →
Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week
New law to help low-income defendants make bail:...
Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State enacted legislation today (July 18, 2012) that allows the creation of charitable organizations which could post up to $2,000 in bail for low-income defendants charged with misdemeanor crimes. The law allows a new type of entity, charitable bail organizations, to function with fewer requirements but still under the oversight and regulation of the...
Town of Ovid: Notice of Public Hearing, Proposed... →
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Local Law at the Town Office Building, 7160 North Main Street, Ovid New York at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012: PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012, A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or Pet Breeders In The Town Of...
Town of Ovid Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed... →
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ovid Town Board will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Local Law at the Town Office Building, 7160 North Main Street, Ovid New York at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012: Proposed Local Law No. “AA” of 2012, a local law enacting a moratorium on natural gas and/or petroleum exploration activities, natural gas and/or petroleum extraction...
Governor Cuomo signs law approving Ovid-Lodi Court... →
Attorney Steven Getman reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed off on a measure that will consolidate the Ovid and Lodi town courts after the first of the year.
Upstate New York Landowners Can Renegotiate... →
Attorney Steven Getman reports that Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. will allow over 4,400 landowners who were locked into potentially unfavorable natural gas leases the opportunity to renegotiate with the energy company as part of a June 14 agreement with the State of New York.
Attorney warns: beware of asphalt paving scams →
Attorney Steven Getman is warning area residents to beware of scams concerning asphalt paving and driveway sealing. The scams crop up every summer and follow a similar pattern, Getman said. “Homeowners or merchants will be approached by a paving company rep making a cold call to say he’s got asphalt left over from another job, and offering patchwork repairs at a low price,” Getman explained....
Matter of Abbi M. :: February, 2007 :: New York... →
Matter of Abbi M. 2007 NY Slip Op 00806 [37 AD3d 1084] February 2, 2007 Appellate Division, Fourth Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. As corrected through Wednesday, April 11, 2007 In the Matter of Abbi M. and Others, Infants. Seneca County Division of Human Services, Respondent; Carolann M., Also Known as Smokey C.M., et al.,...
New York bill to protect against out of state... →
Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State residents may soon have new safeguards against intrusive telemarketing calls. The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage on Wednesday (June 13) to a bill that protects New Yorkers from unwanted telemarketing practices. The bill regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new...
NYS AG: Village should be able to collect taxes:... →
New York State Attorney General Opinion 2005 →
A county board of supervisors may not enact a local law creating for the position of county manager a term of office that is longer than that of a majority of the supervisors. a local law providing a term of office for the county manager longer than the terms of a majority of the appointing board, thus binding the successor board to the appointing board’s choice of officer, would have the effect...
Informal Opinion. NYS Attorney General →
Social Services Law § 66 gives the county legislature the authority to appoint department of social services attorneys who will assist the county attorney in undertaking certain social service responsibilities under the Family Court Act ******* Steven Getman County Assigned Counsel, 2008-2011 Steven Getman Seneca County Stop-DWI Coordinator, 2007 Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney,...
NY Attorney General Opinion →
Informal Opinion Members of county water and sewer district boards may not be a flat meeting fee of $50 Steven Getman County Assigned Counsel, 2008-2011 Steven Getman Seneca County Stop-DWI Coordinator, 2007 Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney, 2002-2007 Steven Getman Seneca County DSS Attorney, 1995-2001 Steven Getman Seneca County Public Defender, 1995 Steven Getman Seneca County Law...
New York's High Court Issues New Decisions →
The New York State Court of Appeals has issued a number of new decisions this week on several important issues in civil and criminal law.
Lodi, Ovid, Court Consolidation Moves Forward →
Ovid Town Board Member Joe Borst made the motion “to acknowledge that the survey pertaining to the Ovid/Lodi consolidation of courts has been read; it will be kept on file to be looked at a future date as needed”. The Board made quick work of signing the necessary documents for distribution. Prouty heartily thanked everyone for their work on this project, especially Steven Getman for...
Highlighting Route 414′s natural beauty; committee... →
Making up the Seneca Lake Scenic Byway Inc. board are Barry O’Neill, Bruce Adams, Attorney Steve Getman, Vicki Kelly, George Kellogg and Chris Kimball-Peterson.
Court of Appeals issues new decisions →
Operation Hang Up Campaign Targets Cell Phone Use... →
Upstate New York village latest to ban puppy mills →
The Village of Interlaken is the latest community in upstate New York to ban so-called “puppy mills.” The law was drafted by local attorney Steven Getman.
New York expands DNA databank →
Beginning in October, anyone convicted of a felony or penal law misdemeanor in New York State will have to provide a sample for the state’s DNA databank
Report: New York law schools inflating job figures...
Critics say that Columbia, NYU and Fordham overpromise the economic benefit of a law degree, inflating the number of students who find employment after graduation by creating short-term school-funded jobs to temporarily boost the percentage of students employed
New rules proposed to prevent colleges from...
For-profit schools would be required to meet new standards covering everything from drop-out rates to transparency, under a proposal by senators who claim the colleges are exploiting members of the U.S. military for their government education benefits….