senate Bill S1377

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires all interrogations to be videotaped

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 07, 2011 referred to codes

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S1377 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5922
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 66 ยง66.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1082, A513

S1377 - Summary

Requires all interrogations to be videotaped.

S1377 - Sponsor Memo

S1377 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1377

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERKINS, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER,
  SMITH -- 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 videotaping
  interrogations

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new arti-
cle 66 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 66
                       VIDEOTAPING INTERROGATIONS
SECTION 66.10. VIDEOTAPING INTERROGATIONS.
S 66.10 VIDEOTAPING INTERROGATIONS.
  1.  ALL  INTERROGATIONS  OF  SUSPECTS,  IN  POLICE  CUSTODY,  SHALL BE
RECORDED, IN THEIR ENTIRETY, ON  VIDEOTAPE  OF  REASONABLE  CLARITY  AND
AUDIBILITY.  THEREAFTER,  THE VIDEOTAPES SHALL BE SEALED, WHEREUPON SUCH
VIDEOTAPES SHALL BE UNSEALED AND MADE  AVAILABLE  ONLY  WHERE  THEY  ARE
REQUIRED  FOR  PRODUCTION  FOR TRIAL, EVIDENTIARY PURPOSES, OR WHERE THE
INDIVIDUAL WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE VIDEOTAPE, OR HIS OR HER  REPRESEN-
TATIVE,  REQUESTS SUCH TAPE. ALL SEALED VIDEOTAPES REPRESENTING INTERRO-
GATIONS SHALL BE PRESERVED FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO
MAINTAIN THE CLARITY AND AUDIBILITY OF THE VIDEOTAPE.
  2. THE INTRODUCTION INTO EVIDENCE OF THE CONFESSION OF A SUSPECT, MADE
TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DURING THE INTERROGATION PROCESS AND  DOCU-
MENTED  ON  VIDEOTAPE,  SHALL  BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CORROBORATING VIDE-
OTAPE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00998-01-1

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