|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S33
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S33 - Details
S33 - Summary
Authorizes use of closed-circuit television for the testimony of domestic violence victim witnesses in a criminal proceeding subject to the same restrictions as are applicable to child witnesses.
S33 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S33 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to authorizing the use of closed-circuit television for vulnerable domestic violence victim witnesses PURPOSE: Article 65 of the criminal procedure law is amended to permit the use of closed circuit television for the testimony of victims of alleged domestic violence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends article 65 of the criminal procedure law to include a domestic violence victim witness as a vulnerable person who may testify in a criminal proceeding, concerning an offense defined in subdivision 1 of section 530.11 of the criminal procedure law or an offense committed by a member of such individual's immediate family as defined in subdivision 4 of section 120.40 of the penal law. JUSTIFICATION: Over two-thirds of violent victimizations against women were committed by someone known to them. Approximately 28% were intimates such as husbands or boyfriends, 35% were acquaintances, and the remaining 5% were other relatives.
S33 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 33 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- 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 authorizing the use of closed-circuit television for vulnerable domestic violence victim witnesses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 65 of the criminal procedure law, as added by chap- ter 505 of the laws of 1985, subdivision 1 of section 65.00, and subdi- vision 7 and paragraph (k) of subdivision 10 of section 65.20 as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2006, subdivisions 11 and 12 of section 65.20 as amended by chapter 455 of the laws of 1991, subdivision 1 of section 65.10 as amended, subdivision 2 of section 65.20 as added, the opening paragraph of subdivision 10 of section 65.20 as amended, and subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of section 65.20 as renumbered by chapter 548 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: ARTICLE 65 USE OF CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION FOR CERTAIN [CHILD] WITNESSES Section 65.00 Definitions. 65.10 Closed-circuit television; general rule; declaration of vulnerability. 65.20 Closed-circuit television; procedure for application and grounds for determination. 65.30 Closed-circuit television; special testimonial [proce- dure] PROCEDURES. S 65.00 Definitions. As used in this article: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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