S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 10, 2013
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
istration) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to jury deliber-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 360.20 of the criminal procedure law, is amended to
read as follows:
S 360.20 Trial jury; examination of prospective jurors; challenges
If no challenge to the panel is made as prescribed by section 360.15,
or if such challenge is made and disallowed, the court must direct that
the names of NOT LESS THAN six members of the panel be drawn and called.
Such persons must take their places in the jury box and must be imme-
diately sworn to answer truthfully questions asked them relative to
their qualifications to serve as jurors in the action. The procedural
rules prescribed in section 270.15 with respect to the examination of
the prospective jurors and to challenges are also applicable to the
selection of a trial jury in a local criminal court.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to all
trials commenced on or after such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.