senate Bill S2242

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for statewide video arraignments; repealer

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 15, 2013 referred to codes

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S2242 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add Art 185 ยงยง185.10 - 185.40, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S837
2009-2010: S4681

S2242 - Summary

Provides that the court may, in its discretion, dispense with the defendant's personal appearance at an arraignment whenever such defendant is being held at a secure location outside the courthouse and conduct an electronic arraignment.

S2242 - Sponsor Memo

S2242 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2242

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the use of
  video monitoring equipment to  conduct  arraignments;  and  to  repeal
  article 185 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. Article 185 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED and a
new article 185 is added to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 185
                      ALTERNATE METHOD OF ARRAIGNMENT

SECTION 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
        185.20 ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.30 CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.40 APPROVAL BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS.

S 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "INDEPENDENT AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEM" MEANS AN  ELECTRONIC  SYSTEM  FOR
THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING OF AUDIO AND VISUAL SIGNALS, ENCOMPASSING
ENCODED  SIGNALS,  FREQUENCY DOMAIN MULTIPLEXING OR OTHER SUITABLE MEANS
TO PRECLUDE THE UNAUTHORIZED RECEPTION AND DECODING OF  THE  SIGNALS  BY
COMMERCIALLY   AVAILABLE   TELEVISION  RECEIVERS  OR  MONITORS,  CHANNEL
CONVERTERS, OR OTHER AVAILABLE RECEIVING DEVICES.
  2. "ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT" MEANS  AN  ARRAIGNMENT  IN  WHICH  VARIOUS
PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THE DEFENDANT, ARE NOT PERSONALLY PRESENT IN THE
COURT  BUT  IN  WHICH ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS ARE SIMULTANEOUSLY ABLE TO
SEE AND HEAR REPRODUCTIONS OF THE VOICES AND IMAGES OF THE JUDGE,  COUN-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06844-01-3

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