assembly Bill A7529A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes an alternative resolution program for veterans accused of certain felonies

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Jun 09, 2014 print number 7529a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
May 23, 2013 referred to codes

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A7529 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5624A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 217 §§217.00 - 217.10, amd §390.30, CP L

A7529 - Summary

Establishes an alternative resolution program for service members and veterans accused of certain felonies.

A7529 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7529

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes

AN  ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to establishing
  an alternative resolution program  for  veterans  accused  of  certain
  felonies

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

  Section 1. Title I of the criminal procedure law is amended by  adding
a new article 217 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 217
             ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
                           INVOLVING VETERANS
SECTION 217.00 DEFINITIONS.
        217.05 ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION PROGRAM; COURT PROCEDURES.
S 217.00 DEFINITIONS.
  THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS ARE APPLICABLE TO THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "VETERAN"  MEANS  A  CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES
MILITARY, INCLUDING THE MILITARY RESERVES OR A STATE'S  NATIONAL  GUARD,
WHO:
  (A) SERVED IN A COMBAT THEATRE OR COMBAT ZONE; OR
  (B) EXPERIENCED A TRAUMATIC EVENT DURING MILITARY SERVICE; OR
  (C) WAS PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY INJURED DURING MILITARY SERVICE.
  2. "ELIGIBLE VETERAN" MEANS:
  (A)  A  VETERAN  WHO IS ACCUSED OF ONE OR MORE OFFENSES, AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW;
  (B) A VETERAN WHO SUFFERS FROM POSTTRAUMATIC  STRESS  DISORDER,  OTHER
MENTAL  ILLNESS  OR CONDITION, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, OTHER PHYSICAL OR
MENTAL INJURY, ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR  ADDICTION  OR  COMBINATION
THEREOF,  THAT  WAS,  AT  LEAST  IN  PART,  CAUSED BY, EXACERBATED BY OR
RESULTED FROM THE VETERAN'S SERVICE IN A COMBAT THEATRE OR  ZONE,  OR  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10843-01-3

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A7529A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5624A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 217 §§217.00 - 217.10, amd §390.30, CP L

A7529A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an alternative resolution program for service members and veterans accused of certain felonies.

A7529A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7529--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI, HENNESSEY, RUSSELL, COOK, PERRY, JOHNS,
  TENNEY,  McDONOUGH,  WEPRIN,  ABINANTI,  GIGLIO, ZEBROWSKI, MONTESANO,
  WRIGHT, McDONALD, STIRPE, KEARNS, LUPARDO, GOLDFEDER,  ROZIC,  LAVINE,
  BARRETT,  ORTIZ, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUTLER, McKEV-
  ITT, OAKS, O'DONNELL, RA, RAIA, SCHIMMINGER, SIMANOWITZ --  read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee
  on  Codes  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to  establishing
  an  alternative  resolution  program  for service members and veterans
  accused of certain felonies

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

  Section  1. Title I of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding
a new article 217 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 217
                      JUSTICE FOR OUR VETERANS ACT
SECTION 217.00 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS.
        217.05 DEFINITIONS.
        217.10 ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION PROGRAM; COURT PROCEDURES.
S 217.00 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT AN INCREASING  NUMBER  OF  NEW  YORK  STATE
VETERANS  AND  SERVICE MEMBERS SUFFER FROM SERIOUS TRAUMA AS A RESULT OF
THEIR MILITARY SERVICE, SUCH AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMAT-
IC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER MENTAL OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS  OR  ILLNESSES.
STUDIES  HAVE FOUND THAT MANY ARE NOT RECEIVING TREATMENT. THE DEVASTAT-
ING CONSEQUENCES OF WAR ARE HARMING THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF  A
GROWING  NUMBER  OF  SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMI-
LIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10843-02-4

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