senate Bill S163

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits a social worker or other professional to provide emotional support to a vulnerable elderly person testifying in certain grand jury proceedings

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S163 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3861
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง190.25, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2151, A1708

S163 - Summary

Permits a social worker, rape crisis counselor, or other professional to provide emotional support to a vulnerable elderly person testifying in certain grand jury proceedings provided that the district attorney consents.

S163 - Sponsor Memo

S163 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   163

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DeFRANCISCO,  DIAZ, RANZENHOFER -- 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 permitting a
  social worker or other professional to provide emotional support to  a
  vulnerable elderly person testifying in certain grand jury proceedings

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 190.25 of the  criminal  procedure
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  A  SOCIAL  WORKER,  RAPE  CRISIS COUNSELOR, PSYCHOLOGIST OR OTHER
PROFESSIONAL PROVIDING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO A VULNERABLE ELDERLY PERSON,
AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION  260.31  OF  THE
PENAL  LAW,  AS ADDED BY CHAPTER THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF THE LAWS OF
NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT, WHO IS CALLED TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN A GRAND
JURY PROCEEDING, CONCERNING ANY  TYPE  OF  OFFENSE,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE
DISTRICT  ATTORNEY  CONSENTS.  SUCH SUPPORT PERSON SHALL NOT PROVIDE THE
WITNESS WITH AN ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN  SUCH
PROCEEDING AND SHALL FIRST TAKE AN OATH BEFORE THE GRAND JURY THAT HE OR
SHE  WILL  KEEP  SECRET ALL MATTERS BEFORE SUCH GRAND JURY WITHIN HIS OR
HER KNOWLEDGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01660-01-1

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