senate Bill S33

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes use of closed-circuit television for the testimony of domestic violence victim witnesses in a criminal proceeding

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S33 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 65 ยงยง65.00 - 65.30, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1706, A3676
2009-2010: S6767, A4338

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

S33 - 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  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


  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
                                ARTICLE 65
                        CERTAIN [CHILD] WITNESSES

Section 65.00  Definitions.
        65.10  Closed-circuit television; general rule;  declaration  of
        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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