senate Bill S1797

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of gun court calendars in criminal courts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes


S1797 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง10.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2294, S6262
2009-2010: S347

S1797 - Summary

Directs the establishment of gun court calendars in criminal courts to hear cases involving unlawful gun possession and use; requires the expeditious scheduling of trials conducted therein; makes various provisions for the establishment of such calendar.

S1797 - Sponsor Memo

S1797 - 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


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, ADAMS, KRUEGER -- 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  establishing
  gun court calendars in the criminal courts


  Section 1. Legislative intent.  The  legislature  finds  and  declares
  (1)  There  has  been significant growth in the use of firearms in the
commission of violent crimes.
  (2) Many of the shootings are drug or gang related  and  endanger  law
abiding citizens.
  (3)  Many of the gun offenses are committed while individuals are free
on bail for other offenses.
  (4) The growing number of gun related offenses  constitutes  a  burden
upon the state of New York and threatens the domestic tranquility of the
state  and  its  people,  especially  residents of the urban areas where
these crimes are most prevalent.
  (5) In order to deter the use of firearms in the commission of violent
crimes, and to protect the law  abiding  public,  there  must  be  swift
disposition of gun related offenses in our courts, and there must be the
certain  prospect  of  prison  terms for those who are convicted of such
  It is therefore declared to be the policy of the state of New York  to
provide  maximum  safety  and  security  to its people from unlawful gun
related violence and intrusion upon their persons and property by  expe-
diting  the  processing and disposition of such cases and, unless other-
wise provided, imposing prison terms that must be served.
  To accomplish this purpose in an effort to minimize delay in the proc-
essing  of  criminal  cases  in  this  state  relating  to  the  illegal

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


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