|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|May 21, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 16, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 15, 2012||1st report cal.766|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6019
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6019 - Details
S6019 - Summary
Provides for electronic court appearance in a criminal action, anywhere in the state, in the discretion of the court having jurisdiction of the defendant; provides that the defendant must, after consultation with counsel, consent on the record; provides that the chief administrator of the courts must first approve the use of such electronic appearance.
S6019 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6019 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to electronic court appearance statewide PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows for electronic court appearance in any county of the State, except an appearance at a hearing or trial, to expedite criminal proceedings and conserve court resources SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 182.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law, as amended by chapter 167 of the laws of 2004, to authorize electronic court appearances of defendants during certain procedures in criminal cases, except an appearance to a hearing or trial. Section 2 states that the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, twenty-six counties are authorized to conduct electronic appearances in lieu of personal appearances by a defendant in criminal court procedures. These counties are: Albany, Bronx, Broome, Erie, Kings, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga,
S6019 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6019 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 electronic court appearance statewide THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 182.20 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 332 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in section 182.30 of this article, the court, in its discretion, may dispense with the personal appearance of the defendant, except an appearance at a hearing or trial, and conduct an electronic appearance in connection with a criminal action [pending in Albany, Bronx, Broome, Erie, Kings, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, St. Lawrence, Tompkins, Chautauqua, Cattarau- gus, Clinton, Essex, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Warren, Westchester, Suffolk, Herkimer or Franklin county], provided that the chief adminis- trator of the courts has authorized the use of electronic appearance and the defendant, after consultation with counsel, consents on the record. Such consent shall be required at the commencement of each electronic appearance to such electronic appearance. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendment to subdivision 1 of section 182.20 of the criminal proce- dure law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04159-01-1
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.