Senate Bill S5125

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to jury deliberations

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  • 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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2013-S5125 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง360.20, CP L

2013-S5125 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to jury deliberations.

2013-S5125 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S5125 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013

Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
  istration)  --  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 jury deliber-


  Section 1. Section 360.20 of the criminal procedure law, is amended to
read as follows:
S  360.20    Trial  jury;  examination of prospective jurors; challenges
  If no challenge to the panel is made as prescribed by section  360.15,
or  if such challenge is made and disallowed, the court must direct that
the names of NOT LESS THAN six members of the panel be drawn and called.
Such persons must take their places in the jury box and  must  be  imme-
diately  sworn  to  answer  truthfully  questions asked them relative to
their qualifications to serve as jurors in the action.   The  procedural
rules  prescribed  in  section 270.15 with respect to the examination of
the prospective jurors and to challenges  are  also  applicable  to  the
selection of a trial jury in a local criminal court.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to all
trials commenced on or after such effective date.

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



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