senate Bill S6679

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that jury deliberations may be suspended upon good cause shown for up to seventy-two hours

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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.767
Mar 08, 2012 referred to codes

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May 15, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S6679
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S6679 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง310.10, CP L

S6679 - Summary

Provides that jury deliberations may be suspended upon good cause shown for up to seventy two hours.

S6679 - Sponsor Memo

S6679 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6679

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SALAND -- (at request of the Office of Court Adminis-
  tration)  --  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  suspending
  jury deliberations

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 310.10 of the  criminal  procedure
law, as amended by chapter 47 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. At any time after the jury has been charged or commenced its delib-
erations,  and after notice to the parties and affording such parties an
opportunity to be heard on the record outside of  the  presence  of  the
jury,  the  court  may declare the deliberations to be in recess and may
thereupon direct the jury to suspend its deliberations and  to  separate
for  a  reasonable  period  of time to be specified by the court, not to
exceed twenty-four hours OR, UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN-
TY-TWO HOURS, except that in the case of a Saturday, Sunday or  holiday,
such  separation  may extend beyond such twenty-four OR SEVENTY-TWO hour
period. Before each recess, the court must admonish the jury as provided
in section 270.40 of this chapter and direct it not to resume its delib-
erations until all twelve jurors  have  reassembled  in  the  designated
place at the termination of the declared recess.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to all
criminal actions pending on or after such effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14172-01-2

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