senate Bill S6019

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows for electronic court appearance in any county of the state, except an appearance at a hearing or trial

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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


S6019 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง182.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

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

S6019 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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.


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