senate Bill S3674

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs court to establish a period of commitment for persons found not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Feb 11, 2013 referred to codes


S3674 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง330.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5589, A9671

S3674 - Summary

Directs a criminal court to establish a period of commitment for persons found not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect; a person so committed shall not be eligible for release from the custody of the commissioner of mental health or the commissioner of developmental disabilities until completion of the period of commitment.

S3674 - Sponsor Memo

S3674 - 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

                            February 11, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, SAVINO -- 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 retention  of
  custody  of  persons  found  not guilty by reason of mental disease or


  Section  1.  Section 330.20 of the criminal procedure law, as added by
chapter 548 of the laws of 1980, paragraph (o)  of  subdivision  1,  the
closing  paragraph  of  subdivision  2  and  subdivisions  7-a and 22 as
amended by chapter 107 of the laws of 2004, subdivisions  2  and  20  as
amended  by chapter 693 of the laws of 1989, subdivision 2-a as added by
chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, subdivisions 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  and
14  as  amended  by  chapter  789 of the laws of 1985, subdivision 21 as
added by chapter 976 of the laws of 1983, and subparagraph (ii) of para-
graph (a) of subdivision 21 as amended by chapter 330  of  the  laws  of
1993, is amended to read as follows:
S  330.20  Procedure  following  verdict  or  plea of not responsible by
             reason of mental disease or defect.
  1. Definition of terms. As used in this section, the  following  terms
shall have the following meanings:
  (a)  "Commissioner" means the [state] commissioner of mental health or
the [state]  commissioner  of  [mental  retardation  and]  developmental
[disability] DISABILITIES.
  (b)  "Secure  facility"  means a facility within the [state] office of
mental health or the [state] office  [of  mental  retardation  and]  FOR
PEOPLE  WITH  developmental disabilities which is staffed with personnel
adequately trained in security methods and is so equipped as to minimize
the risk or danger of escapes, and which has been so specifically desig-
nated by the commissioner.

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


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