|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 10, 2014||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 04, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 03, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 27, 2014||1st report cal.207|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Apr 15, 2013||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 21, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 20, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 19, 2013||1st report cal.254|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1513
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1513 - Details
S1513 - Summary
Allows a court to issue an order precluding the disclosure of jurors' names and addresses upon a showing by the people that such an order is necessary to prevent bribery, jury tampering or physical injury to, or harassment of, the jurors or prospective jurors.
S1513 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1513 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to anonymous juries and to repeal subdivision 1-a of section 270.15 of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: This bill, introduced at the request of the Judiciary, would amend the criminal procedure law to permit the court to issue an order precluding, the disclosure of jurors' names and addresses upon a showing by the People that such an order is necessary to prevent bribery, jury tampering or physical injury to or harassment of jurors. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This measure would repeal subdivision 1-a of section 270.15 of the Criminal Procedure Law and add a new section 270.17, to provide the court with the authority to preclude the disclo- sure of jurors' and prospective jurors' names. Currently, under subdivi- sion 1-a of section 270.15 the court may only issue a protective order regulating disclosure of the business or residential address of any prospective sworn juror to any person or persons, other than to counsel for either party. It does not allow the court to protect jurors' or prospective jurors' names from disclosure, nor does it provide complete assurance that jurors' addresses will not be disclosed to the defendant by the defense counsel. Thus, Subdivision 1-a fails to provide the court with sufficient means to protect jurors from intimidation and harm. Further this measure provides that the prosecutor may move within three
S1513 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1513 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 anonymous juries and to repeal subdivision 1-a of section 270.15 of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 270.15 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 467 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: (a) If no challenge to the panel is made as prescribed by section 270.10, or if such challenge is made and disallowed, the court shall direct that the names of not less than twelve members of the panel be drawn and called as prescribed by the judiciary law, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY SECTION 270.17 OF THIS ARTICLE. Such persons shall take their places in the jury box and shall be immediately sworn to answer truthfully questions asked them relative to their qualifications to serve as jurors in the action. In its discretion, the court may require prospective jurors to complete a questionnaire concerning their ability to serve as fair and impartial jurors, including but not limited to place of birth, current address, education, occupation, prior jury service, knowledge of, relationship to, or contact with the court, any party, witness or attorney in the action and any other fact relevant to his or her service on the jury. An official form for such questionnaire shall be developed by the chief administrator of the courts in consulta- tion with the administrative board of the courts. A copy of question- naires completed by the members of the panel shall be given to the court and each attorney prior to examination of prospective jurors. S 2. Subdivision 1-a of section 270.15 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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