senate Bill S216

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires notice of risk of deportation of non-citizens, prior to accepting plea to a misdemeanor or violation

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

S216 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง340.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S632
2009-2010: S4399A

S216 - Summary

Requires courts, prior to accepting a plea to a misdemeanor or violation, to provide notice to the defendant that such plea and the acceptance thereof could result in deportation, removal from the United States, exclusion from the United States or denial of citizenship, if the defendant is not a citizen of the United States.

S216 - Sponsor Memo

S216 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   216

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 requiring the
  court, prior to accepting a plea to a  misdemeanor  or  violation,  to
  advise  the defendant of the risk of deportation if he or she is not a
  citizen

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

  Section  1. Section 340.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. PRIOR TO ACCEPTING A DEFENDANT'S PLEA  OF  GUILTY  TO  A  COUNT  OR
COUNTS  OF  AN  INFORMATION,  AS  DEFINED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
340.10 OF THIS ARTICLE, CHARGING A MISDEMEANOR, AS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVI-
SION  TWO  OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR A VIOLATION, AS DEFINED
BY SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW, THE COURT  SHALL
ADVISE  THE  DEFENDANT  THAT  IF  THE  DEFENDANT IS NOT A CITIZEN OF THE
UNITED STATES, THE DEFENDANT'S PLEA OF GUILTY AND THE COURT'S ACCEPTANCE
THEREOF MAY RESULT IN THE DEFENDANT'S DEPORTATION OR REMOVAL,  EXCLUSION
FROM ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES OR DENIAL OF NATURALIZATION PURSUANT
TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. IN ADDITION, THE COURT SHALL, PRIOR TO
ACCEPTING  SUCH PLEA, ADVISE THE DEFENDANT THAT, IF THE DEFENDANT IS NOT
A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND IS OR BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF A  FINAL
ORDER  OF  REMOVAL  ISSUED  BY THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS
ENFORCEMENT, THE DEFENDANT MAY BE RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF  THE  IMMI-
GRATION  AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT FOR REMOVAL PURPOSES AS A RESULT OF THE
DEFENDANT'S PLEA OF GUILTY.  THE FAILURE TO ADVISE THE DEFENDANT  PURSU-
ANT  TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO AFFECT THE VOLUNTARINESS
OF A PLEA OF GUILTY OF THE VALIDITY OF A CONVICTION, NOR SHALL IT AFFORD
A DEFENDANT ANY RIGHTS IN SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDING RELATING TO SUCH DEFEND-
ANT'S DEPORTATION, EXCLUSION OR DENIAL OR  NATURALIZATION.    THE  COURT

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

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