This week, the Assembly Judiciary committee unanimously voted to report A.9077 to the floor. This legislation, which LRANY supports, would amend the law to allow the counsel for a non-party witness to raise objections to improper questioning. The current law does not allow such objections to be raised, as a result of the Supreme Court Appellate Division’s ruling in Thompson v. Mather (2010). Read more about the bill here.
The Senate unanimously passed this legislation on May 7th, and it is expected to pass the full Assembly this session. Read LRANY’s memorandum of support here.