Senate Bill S6672

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a judicial hearing officer to accept a guilty plea when assigned to conduct a trial

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S6672 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350.20 & 380.18, CP L

2011-S6672 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes a judicial hearing officer to accept a guilty plea when assigned to conduct a trial.

2011-S6672 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S6672 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6672

                            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 authorizing a
  judicial hearing officer to accept a  guilty  plea  when  assigned  to
  conduct a trial

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 2 of section 350.20 of the criminal  procedure
law,  as added by chapter 840 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. In the discharge of this responsibility, the judicial hearing offi-
cer shall have the same powers as a judge of  the  court  in  which  the
proceeding  is  pending, WHICH INCLUDES EXERCISING JURISDICTION OVER THE
PROCEEDING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-FOUR  OF  SECTION  1.20  AND
SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 10.30 OF THIS CHAPTER.  The rules of evidence
shall be applicable at a trial conducted by a judicial hearing officer.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 380.10 of the criminal procedure law, as
amended  by  chapter  840  of  the  laws  of 1983, is amended to read as
follows:
  1.  In general.  The procedure prescribed by  this  title  applies  to
sentencing  for  every offense, whether defined within or outside of the
penal law; provided, however,  where  a  judicial  hearing  officer  has
conducted  the trial pursuant to SUBDIVISION TWENTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20
AND section 350.20 of this chapter, all references  to  a  court  herein
shall be deemed references to such judicial hearing officer.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD14133-01-2


              

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