Special Commission on The Future of the New York State Courts

Message from the Chair

Commissioners & Staff

State-Funded Courts:
Restructuring Proposal

Town & Village Courts:
Hearing Notices
OCA Action Plan
Reform Proposal


Proposed Legislation


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Proposed Legislation

On April 27, 2007, then Governor Eliot Spitzer proposed to the Legislature a comprehensive constitutional amendment to restructure New York State's courts, along the lines the Special Commission proposed. The proposal was introduced by Senator John DeFrancisco (Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee) as Senate Bill 5827.

Read the Senator's Memorandum in Support of the